The current generation Lexus RX has been around since 2009 and it is about time that the model receives a fresh new look. But we do not have to wait any longer because images of the facelifted 2013 Lexus RX has leaked into the World Wide Web and it is clear that the car is undergoing a facelift that keeps true to the company’s latest design language.
From the pictures, it is apparent that Lexus has adopted the front fascia of the new Lexus GS and given it to the RX. The car receives the company’s new “bow tie” shaped front grille that will appear on new Lexus models. But if the buyer opts for the F Sport package, he/she will get the more impressive F Sport grille you see above (on the black model).
Apart from the newly designed front bumper, other changes include new headlights with running LEDs, new brake lights, new alloy wheels, new interior trims and a revised steering wheel. Most other components and parts are carried over from the current generation model.
Although many would not see the RX as a performance orientated model but Toyota has given the facelifted model an F Sport Package trim. Differences between it and the ordinary model are mainly on the outside. The F Sport package includes a beefier honey comb grill front bumper which extends all the way downwards, a rear spoiler, bigger and sportier looking wheels, tinted lights and also some interior trims.
From one of the brochure pages, we can see that the F Sport Package is available only for the all wheel drive RX450h and RX350 sub-models. There is also an air suspension option for the RX450h sub-model. Pricing, trim and vehicle colour options are also indicated on the brochure but it is mostly written in the Japanese language.
It is not known when and where Lexus intends to debut the facelifted RX but rumours has it that it could be either at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month or the New York Auto Show in April.
The Lexus RX is an important SUV model for the Japanese automaker. Sales figures for the model (especially in the United States) are enough proof for the company to introduce its latest design language on it, after the new GS.
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