Lexus now offers all-new RX lineup in Australia

Lexus RX

After making its global debut last yearLexus has made available the all-new RX lineup in the Land Down Under.


  • How much is the all-new Lexus RX in Australia?

    The pricing for the all-new Lexus RX in Australia starts from $87,500 (approximately around P3.318million) up to $126,000 (around P4.8 million).
  • When did the fifth-generation Lexus RX debuted globally?

    The fifth-generation Lexus RX made its global debut last year.
  • In a statement, the Japanese premium automotive brand said that the fifth-generation SUV is bannered by the nameplate's hybrid electric versions —with the 350h hybrid serving as the entry point and the 500h F Sport Performance being the range-topping variant.

    The new-generation SUV from Toyota's luxury division sports an athletic look and offers new levels of comfort, refinement and driving enjoyment.

    Aside from being the most powerful hybrid SUV yet offered by Lexus in Australia, the RX 500h F Sport Performance has a host of dynamic performance enhancements.

    2023 Lexus RX  (L-R) RX 350h Sports Luxury and RX 500h F Sport Performance.

    Per Lexus Australia, the RX 500h F Sport Performance’s steering, braking, and handling have all been sports-tuned, which is beyond the mild sporting modifications associated with traditional F Sport trims.

    According to Lexus Australia Chief Executive Officer John Pappas, the launch of the all-new RX is exciting given the model's popularity and significance in the market. "RX is synonymous with Lexus in Australia. It has helped forge the Lexus brand here, pioneering the luxury SUV concept and winning customers with its refined luxury and thoughtful design,” he said.

    "The all-new RX builds on the model's long-standing qualities but now encapsulates it in a thoroughly modern and more sporting package that still delivers high on comfort and elegance," Pappas added.

    2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

    Powering the LRX 500h F Sport Performance is 2.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine in a parallel hybrid arrangement — a Lexus first — that can deliver 366 horsepower (hp). It is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, and DIRECT 4 all-wheel drive (a newly developed all-wheel drive force system that utilizes electrification technology).

    Meanwhile, the Lexus RX 350h hybrid features a hybrid power mill that can dish out 247hp. It comes in two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive options.

    The all-new Lexus RX 350h hybrid is priced from $87,500 (approximately around P3.318million) plus on-road costs and the 500h F Sport Performance, $126,000 (around P4.8 million) plus on-road costs.

    Lexus RX 350h

    Both 2WD and AWD variations of the new Lexus RX 350h are fitted with generous luxury-grade appointments as standard. Equipped in both variants are bi-LED headlamps, daytime running lamps (DRL), front and rear fog lamps, heated and driver's side auto-dimming exterior mirrors, rear privacy glass, roof rails and 19-inch alloy wheels with a five-spoke design combining a bright machined finish and dark grey metallic surface treatment.

    All RX models have now been fitted with safe exit assist (SEA) with new e-latch electronically-activated door handles that can detect cyclists or other vehicles passing close to the vehicle and can keep the door closed to avoid a collision.

    2023 Lexus RX 350h Sports Luxury

    Inside, the vehicles received heated, eight-way adjustable front seats with two-way power lumbar adjustment, synthetic leather trim, three-zone climate control with nanoe air purification, rear air vents, easy access steering wheel with electronically-adjustable steering column, paddle shifters, interior illumination, auto-dimming rear view mirror, carpeted floor mats, four cup holders, tonneau cover and power tailgate.

    Also given as standard to all Lexus RX variants is the latest Lexus multimedia system that is made up of a 14-inch high-definition touchscreen that is compatible with Android Auto and wireless Apple Carplay and a 12-speaker Panasonic sound system. It also has in-built satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio, and Lexus Connected Services functionality.

    A total of five type-C USB ports can be found inside the cabin, as well as a pair of 12-volt sockets and a type-A USB port to support multimedia connection and smartphone charging.

    2023 Lexus RX 350h Sports Luxury

    Further, a suite of Lexus Safety Sense + active safety features are included across the RX range, including the pre-collision system with intersection collision avoidance support; emergency steering assist and low-speed acceleration suppression; lane departure alert; dynamic radar cruise control; lane tracing assist; parking support brake; blind spot monitor; rear cross traffic alert; among others.

    Moreover, the vehicle also comes with a driver monitor camera that assesses the driver's attention when on the road.

    The Lexus RX 350h Luxury 2WD and AWD can be had with the optional enhancement pack that comprises of panoramic moonroof, leather-accented seat trim, ventilated front seats, easy access seat, driver's seat memory, touch-sensitive steering-wheel controls linked with the head-up display, high-grade instrument cluster display, smart key card and wireless phone charger.

    Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

    On the other hand, the all-new RX 500h F Sport Performance, which is powered by the brand's first high-performance turbocharged hybrid powertrain, also has the optional equipment offered in enhancement packs, along with the sporting visual upgrades like the leather upholstery and aluminum trimmings.

    The flagship version sits on 21-inch alloys with a matte black finish, and wears aluminum monobloc front calipers finished in black, front and rear bumpers with piano black side molding, black F Sport badging and exterior window surrounds, body colored lower side rocker trim, piano black inner side mirror garnish and Active Sound Control.

    2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

    Welcoming the occupants inside the cabin of the Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance are the additional front F Sport scuff plates with black logos and F Sport branded carpet floor mats.


    Furthermore, the Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance is incorporated with a vehicle dynamics integrated management system that maximizes handling and grip.

    Aside from the aforementioned variants, the all-new Lexus RX lineup also has F Sport and Sports Luxury variants.

    2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport Performance

    Customers in Australia can choose on the following body color options based on the variants:

    • Luxury and Sports Luxury: Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Sonic Chrome, Sonic Iridium, Graphite Black, Vermillion, Khaki Metal, Deep Blue, and Sonic Copper (new color).
    • F Sport: substitutes White Nova and Cobalt Mica for Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Vermillion and Khaki Metal

    Photos from Lexus Australia

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