AN ELEGANT, DYNAMIC EXTERIOR
The 2020 RX exterior retains a powerful and sporty appearance, while the character line that runs from the front of the vehicle to the rear has been improved, giving the RX’s overall appearance exceptional flow and consistency. The result is an elegant, dynamic exterior that emphasizes Lexus’ new design language.
MORE EXTERIOR UPDATES
Newly Sculpted Front and Rear Bumper
Newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs achieve a flowing integration of character lines from front to rear, elevating the RX’s dynamic appearance.
New slender headlamps give the front fascia a newfound sharpness. In the rear, combination lamps feature an “L” shape motif.
A New Spindle Grille
The signature Lexus spindle grille adds modulation to the ‘L’ pattern mesh and a new frame that blends into the side of the front bumpers providing a unified profile.
A HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL INTERIOR
In select markets, the third-row seats of the Lexus RX L now feature two different seating positions. In addition to the traditional seating position, even more leg space can be had with the new setting when the situation demands it. The second-row seats have also been reconfigured to include a Captain Seat, helping to create a spacious and comfortable cabin for rear-seat occupants.
NEW CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS
The 2020 RX features a new touch-display screen in addition to the Lexus-original remote touch interface, which changes from controller-type to trackpad-type.
Smartphone usage is incorporated into the design, with a new phone holder and USB port, plus connectivity to Apple CarPlay*, Android Auto**, and Baidu CarLife.
*Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Availability differs by market and is compatible
with iPhone5 models and above.
**Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
ENHANCED STABILITY AND LINEAR STEERING FEEL
One of the biggest changes to the 2020 RX is the significant enhancements that contribute to driving pleasure resulting from changes to the suspension and increased body rigidity. Lexus Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato was determined to deliver pleasurable driving experience through agile handling and exhilarating driving pleasure, and his engineering team worked closely with the production team to achieve this goal.
ADDITIONAL STABILITY ENHANCEMENTS
Laser Screw Welding
Laser Screw Welding (LSW) and spot welding have been extensively employed throughout the vehicle, along with the increased use of high-strength adhesives (4.2 meters of strategically placed adhesive). In combination with the stiffening of stabilizer bars (now hollow and 1mm wider) and enhanced hub rigidity, the result is a more immediate response to steering inputs.
Active Cornering Assist
The new RX features Active Cornering Assist (ACA) that suppresses understeer when stepping on the throttle in mid-corner, as well as dramatic improvements in the tuning of the EPS, all of which result in a truly linear steering feel, allowing the RX to accurately trace the desired driving line in all types of conditions.
Enhanced Shock Absorbers
The redesigned RX’s shock absorbers are now equipped with a new Friction Control Device (FCD)* which further reduces high-frequency vibrations caused by minute road surface imperfections. The shock absorbers also enable the RX to conduct flat cornering and achieve exceptional responsiveness.
*The shock absorber includes rubber within its construction, so it can reduce high-frequency vibration not possible using only oil pressure
MORE PRECISE ILLUMINATION CONTROL
Lexus is a pioneer in automotive lighting technologies, and was the first automaker to equip vehicles with LED headlamps and the Adaptive High beam System (AHS) to enhance safety with oncoming traffic. In the new RX, Lexus once again introduces a world first with the BladeScan Type AHS.
LED-sourced light shines onto a blade mirror spinning at high speed, and the light is transferred to a lens to illuminate the road ahead, as well as spots that may be difficult to see with conventional high-beam systems, such as the shoulder of the road. It also allows the driver to recognize pedestrians and road signs much earlier, without impeding the visibility of drivers in the vehicle, or drivers traveling in the opposite direction. BladeScan Type AHS is not yet available in all markets due to regional regulations.
SEGMENT-LEADING LEVELS OF SAFETY AND COMFORT
The 2020 RX also comes equipped with the latest version of Lexus Safety System +, featuring advanced safety and accident prevention technologies.
Lexus Safety System + Features
The Pre-Collision System uses an in-vehicle camera and front-grille-mounted millimeter-wave radar to help spot bicyclists during daytime and pedestrians during low-light conditions.
Lane Departure Alerts
By combining Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), the new RX makes it easier for the driver to stay in the lane. If the system detects a potential lane departure, then LTA alerts the driver with a visual warning and either an audible alert or steering wheel vibration (it may also apply a small steering correction).
Adaptive High-Beam System
The Adaptive High-beam System (AHS) automatically reduces brightness in specific regions ahead of the car to avoid harshly illuminating oncoming vehicles or those in front of the vehicle.
Road Sign Assist
Road Sign Assist (RSA) acquires road sign information using a camera and navigation maps and displays them on the heads-up display and multi-information display, which reduces possible driver failure to recognize signs, and encourages safe driving.
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