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Facelifted Lexus RX unveiled

Date: 30 May 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Lexus has revealed a revised version of its RX SUV. 

Exterior styling tweaks include new-look front and rear bumpers, a revised grille and new front and rear headlight arrangements.

The revised RX also features Bladescan headlights, which shine LED lights onto rotating blade-shaped mirrors to illuminate the road ahead - a technology Lexus claim is a world first. 

The manufacturer says this produces more effective lighting on full beam, with drivers able to recognise pedestrians 56 metres away, compared with 32 metres with the previous system. 

Inside, a new multimedia touchscreen is also being introduced featuring Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. 

In addition, the seven-seat RX L variant now features an adjustable seating position for the third row of seats, offering increased legroom when required. 

As part of the facelift Lexus says it has made changes designed to improve the RX's handling, including increasing body rigidity, fitting stiffer anti-roll bars and fine-tuning the power steering. 

There's also an improved package of driver assistance technology, including an autonomous emergency braking system that can now detect pedestrians during the day and at night, and cyclists during the day. 

There's also adaptive cruise control, which works in conjunction with lane trace assist to help keep drivers in their lane, and road sign assist. 

The facelifted RX is due to arrive in the autumn, with prices and full UK specs to be announced closer to the on-sale date.



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