Updated Stylish, Luxury SUV
Premium crossover gets refreshed inside and out
The pioneer of the luxury crossover segment gets an update — inside and out — for the 2020. The new Lexus RX and RXL three-row enhance both their elegance and captivating appeal through improved driving dynamics, an updated Lexus Multimedia System, additional standard safety features and elevated styling that bring a new sophistication to the RX lineup.
All 2020 Lexus RX models feature updated exterior styling that includes revised front and rear fascias and a new standard 18-inch wheel design. Triple-beam LED headlamps have also been redesigned as an option. Inside, an available 12.3-inch touchscreen paired with the remote touch pad supports added dynamic voice and navigation functionality. The updated Lexus Multimedia System now includes advanced in-dash technology to simplify a guest’s life, such as Apple CarPlay integration for your iPhone.
“The new 2020 Lexus RX improves our best-selling vehicle with a focus on the future of the brand — one of sophisticated, yet bold, design,” said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing.
Starting with the signature grille, a symbol of the Lexus brand and distinctive “face” of the vehicle, the designers created an elaborate look based on an L-motif. Each individual block has a different shape and angle to create a varying form that balances a strong yet elegant image. The angles of the grille surround are also echoed by the angles used at each corner of the bumper to smooth the visual flow across the front.
All RX models for 2020 come standard with the latest smartphone vehicle integrations and their respective virtual assistants. Guests can access the same familiar interface of their desired technologies through the RX’s standard 8-inch touchscreen dashboard display. The premium suite of connected technology offers multiple ways to stay connected. And, with six USB ports throughout the RX, both the driver and passengers can keep their smart devices charged and ready to use.
With Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, drivers can seamlessly access and use their phone on the RX’s touchscreen display. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions through the Google Assistant and Siri. Once connected, guests will enjoy music from apps such as Spotify and Pandora, or send messages through commonly used apps like WhatsApp.
The 2020 Lexus RX crossover receives several changes designed to enhance the driving dynamics across the lineup. Both the front and rear stabilizer bars are now hollow to reduce weight, yet their thicker diameters and reinforced bushings help reduce body roll and improve steering response. The shock absorbers have been re-tuned to work with the stiffer roll bars, while upgraded dampers feature a new friction control device that helps to control high frequency vibrations for a smoother ride.
In addition to the 3-year, Lexus Enform Safety Connect and 10-year Enform Service Connect included with the vehicle, the suite of standard advanced safety features in the 2020 Lexus RX adds Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment. This adds daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection along with Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist to further expand the scenarios in which the RX is designed to provide additional safety to the driver and passengers.