The fourth generation RX was conceived as "The Progressive Luxury SUV", actively embracing the pioneering spirit and values forged by previous generations of RX, then projecting them into the future. Driven by the desire to challenge the status quo and be dramatically different, "Progressive Luxury" shapes a fresh expression of Lexus luxury to exceed expectations of what an SUV can be.
The RX's design concept of "seductive strength" fuses the powerful essence of an SUV with intelligent seductiveness to take the evolution of RX DNA to a higher level. This evolution is expressed in the bold proportions of the long wheelbase and large aluminum wheels of the lower body, and a sleek elegant cabin silhouette created without compromising the spacious cabin.
The front face radiates both sharpness and power, emphasized by the contrasting thin sharp upper section and bold thick lower section of the signature spindle grille. The bold yet sleek proportions fuse strength with seductiveness. Sharp functional components blend seamlessly with the sensual body, creating a strong design that exudes incisive elegance.
In the cabin, the "Premium Touch" of a luxury SUV is fused with "advanced" RX DNA, realizing an interior space with a fresh configuration that is spacious yet snug. Even as the driver's space has a separate cockpit-like feel, the openness of the design ensures the driver and front passenger stay connected.
Drive Mode Select
Drive Mode Select provides integrated control of multiple systems to let you tune performance to suit your driving style. On vehicles equipped with AVS (Adaptive Variable Suspension system), you can select and change between Normal, Eco, and Sport S modes. In addition, Customize Mode enables drivers to set their preferred settings for the powertrain, AVS, EPS (Electric Power Steering) and air conditioning.
This innovative differential pre-loads torque under light loads or low rotational speed, contributing to highly-precise steering for excellent straight-line stability and acceleration performance.
The foundation for the RX's exhilarating performance and responsive sporty handling is a lightweight, high rigidity body structure. It is made from hot-stamp, high-tensile steel and aluminum, with strategically positioned reinforcements, using innovative production technologies including laser screw welding and body adhesives.
High performance ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels provide the quick smooth and linear braking expected of a Lexus sports sedan. High friction brake pads further contribute to the excellent stopping power and braking feel. The use of lightweight aluminum for brake components helps to reduce weight, contributing to fuel efficiency.