THE Lexus RX is making a stylish start to 2018 with the addition of a new Sport model to the luxury crossover range, the Lexus RX 450h Sport.
The combination of new, black-themed style details plus an equipment specification rich in luxury and technology features give the new RX Sport extra customer appeal, together with the proven quality, refinement and efficiency of its self-charging petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.
The RX 450h Sport is distinguished by a series of exterior elements with a matching black finish. This includes a powerful rendition of the trademark Lexus spindle grille, featuring a sequence of horizontal black fins, framed in chrome and flanked by fog lights set in new black surrounds.
The 20-inch alloy wheels have a twin-spoke design and are also finished in black. The side profile is further punctuated by new black housings for the heated, electrically adjustable door mirrors with integrated turn indicators and auto-folding function. The cabin has an all-black theme, including the smooth leather upholstery.
At the rear a new black and chrome diffuser treatment for the lower part of the bumper creates a strong contrast with the bodywork colour while also expressing the RX’s status as a spacious SUV with all-wheel drive capability.
It sits at the heart of the RX range as an accessible choice for customers, based on the Luxury grade.
In addition to its specific external features, the RX Sport is equipped to a high level. LED headlights with Automatic High Beam, smooth leather upholstery Lexus Premium Navigation, a 12.3-inch multimedia display, heated and ventilated front seats with power adjustment and a memory setting for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and door mirrors.
The fourth generation RX has a top five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP and all versions are fitted with the Lexus Safety System+ package of active safety and driver assistance features.
The new RX Sport is on sale from 1 February, price £51,645 on the road.