Bringing an unparalleled level of elegance and refinement to the high-end crossover market, the new 2020 Lexus RX has been launched in the Middle East, according to a statement issued by Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co in Doha Monday.
An array of interior and exterior enhancements builds on the iconic luxury crossover’s enduring appeal, with reinvigorated design and function elements that will exceed the expectations of the most discerning owners.
First launched in 1999, the Lexus RX has created the blueprint for luxury crossover utility vehicles and set the tone in the segment ever since.
The 1999 Lexus RX 300 was the world’s first luxury crossover while the 2006 Lexus RX 400h was the world’s first hybrid electric luxury crossover.
The 2020 model’s sleek new exterior retains a sporty and powerful feel
The 2020 model’s sleek new exterior retains a sporty and powerful feel while the character line that runs from the front to the rear has been improved, adding an exceptional flow and consistency to the overall appearance that emphasizes Lexus’ new design language.
The new model also embraces Lexus’ reputation for engaging performance. The engineering team scrutinised every part of the vehicle and made significant enhancements to the rigidity of the body and suspension system, as well as adding a new shock absorber and brake-control system. The result is a vehicle with outstanding handling, which enables drivers to trace their desired driving line with incredible precision.
Yugo Miyamoto, chief representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “We are thrilled to launch the new RX in the Middle East - a groundbreaking vehicle that further elevates Lexus’ status as a pioneer in the luxury crossover segment.”
“This exciting new model blends brave design and stunning looks with innovative technology to deliver a safe and comfortable ride for occupants. The 2020 Lexus RX is the latest step in our ongoing drive to create amazing experiences for owners and passengers by developing vehicles that truly ignite their emotions, and offer them a highly engaging driving experience,” Miyamoto said.
“Lexus’ hybrid electric variant, the RX 450h, reflects our continuous commitment to providing environmentally-friendly vehicles while offering customers the opportunity to experience the power and pleasure of sustainable mobility through cutting-edge technology,” Miyamoto added.
The 2020 Lexus RX represents a subtle evolution of previous generations’ dynamic exterior aesthetic, which begins with a new L-patterned grille mesh and a smoother surround that blends more seamlessly into the front bumper.
Prominent grille arrangements have been sculpted into the bumper corners, with the fog lights now residing in the lower part of the front bumper.
Slender new headlamps add an extra element of sharpness to the frontal appearance. A similar re-think has been applied to the rear, where the fog lights have been integrated more effectively into the valance area, and the functions of the combination lamps are arranged in a strict horizontal divide, increasing the sense of vehicle width.
The luxury crossover receives several changes designed to enhance driving dynamics across the lineup. Both the front and rear stabiliser bars are now hollow to reduce weight, yet their thicker diameters and reinforced bushings help minimise body roll and improve steering response.