The fifth generation of the Lexus RX 2023is making its debut as a turbo and plug-in hybrid. In addition to the 350h, 450h+, and 500h, there will also be an F Sport version. We know that for the price.
Things are happening in quick succession at Lexus: After the plug-in hybrid NX and the all-electric RZ, the Japanese are presenting their third new addition for 2022: the fifth generation of the luxury SUV Lexus RX. Here, too, the premium subsidiary of Toyota is increasingly focusing on electrification – in both senses of the word.
For the first time, the RX is also available as a 450h+ plug-in hybrid with a system output of 306 hp (225 kW) and an electric range of around 65 kilometers. Lexus specifies the WLTP consumption as 1.2 liters per 100 kilometers. The RX 500h full hybrid offers even more power with 371 hp (273 kW), in which a turbocharged petrol engine with a displacement of 2.4 liters and a six-speed automatic transmission is used for the first time.
WLTP consumption: 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers. Lexus also offers it as a sharp F Sport version including performance-oriented elements on the grille, apron, and bumper. The entry-level engine in the full hybrid RX 350h mobilizes 245 hp (180 kW), which is transferred to the road via the front wheels via a CVT transmission.
In addition to a design that has been further developed according to Lexus and a redesigned interior with a 14-inch touchscreen, the dimensions have also changed: the Lexus RX (2022) is 2.5 centimeters wider and one-centimeter flatter than its predecessor. The length remains unchanged at 4.89 meters, but the wheelbase has increased by six centimeters.
This is particularly beneficial for the legroom of the rear passengers. Thanks to a newly designed tailgate, the loading space is five centimeters longer than in the current model. Lexus has not yet announced the loading volume, but it should be slightly larger than before (539 to 1612 liters). An optional digital rear-view mirror, 360-degree camera and even a pre-recorded view of the ground underneath the vehicle ensure additional safety.
Lexus RX 2023 Price
In addition, there are the usual assistance systems, including a steering assistant to help with evasive maneuvers. About the expiring predecessor from 64,650 euros (as of May 2022), prices for the Lexus RX should start at around 67,000 euros from the end of 2022.