Lexus RX 2020 pricing and spec confirmed: Lower point of entry for large luxury SUV

Lexus Australia’s new-look RX will land in local showrooms from early October with price changes and increased specification across the large luxury SUV line-up.

Kicking off at $71,920 before on-road costs for the RX 300 Luxury, the point of entry to Lexus has reduced by $1602, but the remainder of the range has increased in price by at least $728.

The F Sport and Sport Luxury grades of the RX 300 are now priced at $86,800 (+$978) and $92,700 (+$728) respectively.

Meanwhile, the RX 350 now kicks off at $81,890 (+$1198) for the Luxury grade, $93,970 (+$978) for the F Sport and $99,870 (+$728) for the Sports Luxury.

The RX 450h powertrain can now be had for $91,090 (+$930), $103,440 (+$980) and $109,340 (+$730) for the Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants respectively.

As for the seven-seat RX L versions, the RX 350L is available for $85,000 (+$1029) and $101,600 (+$829) in Luxury and Sports Luxury form, with the 450h L costing $94,470 (+$1030) and $111,070 (+$830) for the same grades.

However, standard equipment has been lifted in line with the price changes, and now includes a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, four additional USB ports and power-operated tailgate.

Inside, the 12.3-inch multimedia screen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Inside, the 12.3-inch multimedia screen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Lexus ‘Safety System+’ suite is also added at no extra cost, and consists of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with night-time pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition and rear cross-traffic alert.

Carryover equipment includes sat nav, digital radio, wireless smartphone charger, 12-speaker sound system, automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels and 10 airbags.

Stepping up to the F Sport and Sports Luxury grades now nets buyers adaptive LED high-beam headlights that Lexus says boosts brightness and reach compared to conventional units, as well adaptive variable suspension.

The leather interior, 20-inch wheels, and heated and cooled seats are retained in the update for F Sport and Sports Luxury grades.

F Sport variants also feature extra bracing front and rear for “an even more dynamic character”, according to Lexus, as well as sports suspension, 15-speaker sound system and surround view monitor.

Meanwhile, the top-spec Sports Luxury versions also add power-adjustable front seats, second-row seat heating and semi-aniline leather upholstery.

As for the seven-seat RX L variants, the third-row pews are now power folding.

Lexus also says up to 10 engineering updates have been applied to the new RX, depending on grade, which include extra body adhesive, increased weld points, dynamic front dampers, tweaked hub bearings, thicker rear stabiliser bar, active cornering assist and a revised electronic power steering tune.

Differentiating the new RX are sleeker headlights, redesigned front and rear bumpers, tweaked spindle grille, new-look tail-lights,

Powering RX 300 variants is a 175kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, while the RX 350 gains a 221kW/370Nm 3.5-litre V6 and the RX 450h is motivated by a 230kW/335Nm petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

2020 Lexus RX pricing before on-road costs

RX 300 Luxury automatic $71,920
RX 300 F Sport automatic $86,800
RX 300 Sports Luxury automatic $92,700
RX 350 Luxury automatic $81,890
RX 350 F Sport automatic $93,970
RX 350 Sports Luxury automatic $99,870
RX 450h Luxury automatic $91,090
RX 450h F Sport automatic $103,440
RX 450h Sports Luxury automatic $109,340
RX 350L Luxury automatic $85,000
RX 350L Sports Luxury automatic $101,600
RX 450hL Luxury automatic $94,470
RX 450hL Sports Luxury automatic $111,070