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The facelifted Lexus RX adds up to far more than the sum of many small improvements
27 Jun 2012
THE RX SUV is a vital part of the Lexus sales volume holy trinity, along with the IS executive sedan and CT200h hybrid hatch.
This mid-life facelift will no doubt cement its position in the range as it comes with hefty price cuts, improvements to standard equipment and a new front-drive, four-cylinder entry-level variant to provide a competitor – at least on price – against the smaller BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
As well as the new Lexus corporate face and the addition of performance-oriented F-Sport variants, the RX has received numerous small improvements – but is this enough for Lexus to remain relevant in the high-stakes luxury SUV arena?
Model release date: 1 June 2012 to 1 October 2015
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MK3 RXReleased: March 2009
Ended: June 2012
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THE third-generation Lexus RX was built on a new platform, with new rear suspension, transmission and all-wheel-drive system, plus new technologies such as adaptive cruise control and proximity-sensing keyless entry and start.
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