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2023 Lexus RX SUV launched in India at INR 95.80 lakh

Written by AnantaSaranNayak

Lexus has brought in the new RX SUV. The SUV retails with a price tag of INR 95.80 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is for the RX350h Luxury variant. The higher-performance variant, the RX500h F-Sport+, will retail with a price tag of INR 1.18 crore (ex-showroom, India). We first saw the Lexus RX at the Auto Expo 2023.

2023 Lexus RX Powertrain Highlights

Customers can have the new Lexus RX with a choice of two powertrains. The first is the RX 350h Luxury, which uses a 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to a CVT. Second gets an electric motor, which in combination develops 250 HP and 242 Nm. The SUV also benefits from an all-wheel drive system as standard. In terms of performance, the SUV is capable of doing 0 to 100 kmph sprint in a claimed 7.9 seconds. The top speed of the SUV is set at 200 kmph.

The RX500h F-Sport+ equips a 2.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. This motor is matched to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In combination with the e-motor, this setup produces 371 HP and 460 Nm of torque. With an all-wheel drive setup as standard, the RX500h can do the 0-100 kmph dash in 6.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the claimed top speed is set at 210 kmph.

Lexus makes use of a bipolar nickel-metal hydride battery in the new RX. Meanwhile, the RX500h uses a 288V battery.

2023 Lexus RX Design Highlights

In terms of design, the new RX uses Lexus’ Alluring X Verve design language. This emulates the ‘spindle body’ appearance of the new RZ electric SUV so perfectly. The RX500h equips the F-Sport body kit that gets some visual differences over the standard model.

2023 Lexus RX Key Interior And Features

On the inside, we see Lexus has incorporated its Tazuna concept for the fifth-gen RX. This means “human-centric” with a target to connect the driver to the road for enhanced concentration.

The RX also features a slew of tech and equipment. This includes a heads-up display, wireless charger, a 14-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay – Android Auto is wired – and a panoramic sunroof. Customers have the Lexus in a choice of three interior colours – Black, Dark Sepia and Solis White. Meanwhile, they get two trim options that include sumi woodgrain and medium bamboo brown.

2023 Lexus RX Rival Options

The fifth-gen Lexus RX will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Other options of the RX include the BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jaguar F-Pace, Range Rover Velar, and Audi Q7.

Also Read: 2022 Lexus ES 300h launched in India at INR 59,71,000.