2013 Lexus RX range includes RX 350, RX 450h and RX 450h F-sport model
The slightly updated version of the Lexus RX made its first appearance at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The luxury crossover is set to go on sale as a 2012 model in Europe, while in North America it will be sold as a 2013 model. The updated version has received slight modifications in its styling. The premiere also marks the debut of the all-new F Sport Edition.
Toyota’s luxury division has given the new crossover a facelift which packs in the new ‘spindle grille’ accompanied by the new set of headlamps lined by integral LED daytime running lights. Other new visual introductions include a redesigned bumper, new tail graphics and a new set of 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheel designs.
The number of available paints for the Lexus RX has gone up by four with the introduction of Satin Silver, Burgundy Red, Sienna Brown and Midnight Blue. On the inside, the RX is characterized by new color and trim options along with a revamped steering wheel and center console box. This is supplemented by certain minor upgrades in the instrument panel and infotainment system.
The F Sport Edition will be available on both the RX 350 as well as the RX 450h. What sets it apart is a new styling package which includes a new front bumper, a different grille with a honeycomb design, a rear spoiler and bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the version gets exclusive leather upholstery with white grey perforations and contrast stitching, steel silver painted trim inserts and a black ceiling.
Apart from that, the F Sport versions get the advantage of a new suspension setup which significantly improves both handling and steering feel. The RX 350 Sport Edition features steering wheel-mounted paddle shift controls as well. The new Sport mode which is available on the RX 450h provides the vehicle with more responsive acceleration while adjusting the power steering system at the same time.