The Lexus RX series of SUVs are five-seater premium crossover SUVs that sit below the LX series of full-size SUVs. The Lexus RX is the Jaguar F-Pace equivalent of SUVs with a touch of premium and sportiness over the standard five-seater luxury SUVs.
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The Lexus RX is one of the first Lexus cars to be officially launched in India. The RX is a mid-size five seater SUV based on the Toyota Highlander crossover SUV.
Built on the Toyota K platform, the Lexus RX is one of the most popular Lexus SUVs across the globe. The signature aggressive spindle grille in the front, the raked windshield and the floating roof does make it look sporty. The edgy design, slashes and cuts robs the RX of its macho but certainly adds loads of drama to the design.
Being a Lexus, the interior is plush and premium with the dual-tone leather upholstery. It gets all the creative comforts including electric sunroof, powered seats, reclining rear seats, cruise control et al. the dashboard houses the large infotainment screen that can be operated through the steering mounted audio controls and gets MirrorLink function standard. In terms of safety, you have a cocoon of airbags along with dynamic body control, ESP and a host of driver aids.
The Lexus RX is a petrol only SUV globally and comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine or 3.5-litre petrol V6. India gets the Lexus 450h, the petrol hybrid and is the highest selling model globally. The hybrid develops 308bhp of power with an electric motor adding to the 295bhp of power from the V6. The engine is mated to an E-CVT which powers the torque-demand all-wheel drive system.
The Lexus RX is a premium five-seater luxury SUV and competes with the Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan and the Jaguar F-Pace along with the Range Rover Sport in the Indian market. Globally it is a BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe competitor.