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Lexus RX 2012 facelift – at same prices





19 July 2012


Lexus RX Facelift

Lexus RX 2012 facelift

 

Lexus has upgraded their distinctive RX model, and the 2012 model is already available at dealerships. Notably the new RX range is introduced at the same price as its predecessor.

 

Changes

The luxury Toyota brand has revised the frontal design of the RX with a ‘spindle’ grille, as well as adding new trims on the interior finishes. Here, a new steering wheel, instrument cluster, and Remote Touch Interface are found.

 

4×4 Ability

The RX has an electronic 4×4 system, but is only really good for gravel. Think more “sports” than “utility” for this SUV. That said, the luxury hybrid conquered Sani Pass with the Leisure Wheels team, so it will certainly take you further than its image may lead you to believe.

 

4×4 Lifestyle

Luxury SUV lifestyle character abounds in this vehicle – with very good value for money at the new prices. Competitors like the X5 and ML top out far above the RX, but the Murano is still the budget buster.

 

Range

RX 450h SE trim

3,5 litre petrol V6

183 kW

317 Nm

Electric motor – 116 kW (SE trim)

SE trim (in the RX 450h) has LED headlights, leather coverings, heated/cooled seats, roof rails, power adjusted seats, wood finishes and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

RX 350 EX trim

3,5 litre petrol V6 (EX trim)

204 kW

346 Nm

EX trim sees HID Xenon lights (Daytime Running lights), leather and power adjusted seats, cruise control, keyless entry and heads-up display. This spec level also gets you a voice recognition system, 12-speaker sound system (DVD/Bluetooth), navigation system, an electronic tailgate and a “moonroof”.

 

RX 450h F-Sport trim

Same drivetrain and performance as the 450h, but with premium trims and sporty styling.

 

Pricing

3.5 V6 RX 350 EX R644 000

3.5 V6 RX 450h SE R768 000

3.5 V6 RX 450h F-Sport R755 000

 

After-sales

As with all Lexus models, the RX 350 and RX 450h models are backed up a four years/100 000 km manufacturer’s warranty and Distance Plan maintenance plan. The RX 350 is covered by Distance Plan Plus and the RX 450h SE and RX 450h F-Sport by Distance Plan Complete. The Lexus Distance Plans cover all normal operating condition services up to 4 years/100 000 km.