Following its introduction at the Car Expo 2023 in Delhi, Lexus India launched the RX SUV in India. Two variants of the RX are readily available: the RX350h Luxury, priced at Rs 95.8 lakh, and the RX500h F-Sport+, priced at Rs 1.18 crore (ex-showroom, India). The preceding generation of the RX was one particular of the initial to be launched in India by the Japanese luxury automaker and has been one particular of the best-promoting Lexus products. The new platform also enabled Lexus to make substantial alterations to the crossover SUV’s overall proportions, releasing additional interior space.

Lexus has redesigned the RX for the fifth generation of technology. It features a redesigned front fascia, with the massive front grille being replaced by a honeycomb lattice. The sculpted bonnet line gives the entrance fascia additional dimension. The headlamps are more streamlined and incorporate LED DRLs, with a smoked lower portion. The Lexus RX’s stance is enhanced by a larger set of 19-inch alloy wheels completed in dark grey machined and complemented by body-colored fenders. In addition, the black panel on the C-Pillar imparts a floating aspect to the roof. Due to the signature L-shaped light bar lamps that wrap around the sides of the body, the rear of the SUV now appears to be broader.

Inside the RX, you will notice that it has a human-centered design with controls that are optimised for convenience. The opening of a door with a touch of the e-Latch system is a prime example. The sunroof emphasises the spaciousness, while ambient lighting enhances the overall experience. Lexus provides the driver with steering-mounted controls, a head-up display, and navigation displayed on a 14-inch touchscreen, similar to what we observed in the redesigned NX350h. In addition, it comes standard with the most recent Lexus Protection Programme+ 3. for driver assistance, and it is the first Lexus in India and Asia to offer comparable features and services.

As previously stated, the RX is available in two variants. The RX350h Luxury is powered by a 242bhp, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine mated to a CVT gearbox and a robust hybrid system that transmits power to all four wheels. The faster option is the RX500h F-Sport+ with its 361 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and Lexus claims the F-Activity+ can reach 100km/h in 5.9 seconds. There is no evidence to suggest that Lexus will also release the RX350h with front-wheel drive.

The RX SUV faces stiff competition from the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Land Rover Discovery, and the recently updated Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 within its price range.