The pioneer of the luxury crossover segment is receiving updates inside and out for the 2020 model year. The new, three-row Lexus RX and RXL models will feature 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 such as Apple CarPlay integration for iPhones.
“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. “We heard very positive feedback from our U.S. guests about their experience in the RX, and we worked to improve upon the success with key areas of focus.”
The updated front and rear fascias of the new 2020 Lexus RX and RXL reflect the latest design themes of the brand with a balance between sophistication and strength, according to the company.
Starting with the signature grille, 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.
Slimmer headlamps add a sharper look up front while the rear taillamps also utilize an L motif across the top that is reflected by inverted L’s across the bottom. Framed by the dual exhaust, rear diffuser and updated angle of the reflectors, the sharp and rounded edges on the 2020 Lexus RX are accentuated.
Adding more utility to the rear of the vehicle, the power back door is now activated by an optional kick sensor to open and close faster.
Other highlights include:
- Two new exterior colors—Moonbeam Beige Metallic and Nori Green Pearl
- Smartphone vehicle integrations
- Enhanced driving dynamics
- Stiffer suspension design
- Lexus Safety System+ 2.0
- Two options for F SPORT packages
- Paddle shifters
- NuLuxe seating & interior trim
- Lexus Hybrid Drive system