At an exclusive function recently held at Saud Bahwan Automotive showroom, Wattayah, the all-new RX SUV was unveiled in Oman. Gracing the occasion were Dignitaries from the Public and Private sectors.
Speaking at the occasion, a Representative from Saud Bahwan Automotive said, “This evening we are celebrating the launch of the all-new Lexus RX, an unconventional luxury SUV, which since its introduction has been rewarding owners with exceptional drives and inspiring ownership experiences. As a brand, Lexus has made a very special place in the hearts of many. Since its launch in Oman more than two decades ago, Lexus has always offered customers much more than just luxury vehicles. And this is evident in its unique offerings that promote Japanese hospitality, luxury and craftsmanship. We take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued patronage. We would also like to thank Toyota Motor Corporation, for their constant support and encouragement.”
The fifth-generation RX has been completely reimagined to deliver greater style, comfort, and performance than ever before and comes with a choice of three powertrains, two of which are electrified. The all-new Lexus RX is built on Lexus’ Global Architecture K (GA-K) platform and delivers excellent body rigidity and a low center of gravity, guaranteeing a more rewarding driving experience.
Complementing the all-new RX’s distinctive design is a thrilling drive personality imbued by three powertrain options. A newly developed inline 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 275 hp and 430 nm of torque is paired to a new 8-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission (8AT). Meanwhile, the new hybrid-electric system combines a 2.5-liter petrol engine and electric motor to produce a total of 247 hp, which is paired to an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) to provide excellent fuel efficiencies. A hybrid-electric system pairing a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine with an electric motor is also available, which provides a combined power of 366 hp mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
On the exterior of the RX, the triple LED headlights are sleeker, sharper and more horizontal, and the body and spindle grilles merge at their boundaries to create a seamless expression symbolized by the sense of a solid mass, striving toward a new identity and originality. The introduction of a new Lexus badge on the tailgate adds to the vehicle’s clean and contemporary look, while single-line Lexus signature taillights at the rear underline the vehicle’s iconic shape.
The 2023 RX’s spacious interior offers ample luggage space and five newly designed luxury seats with excellent legroom, including an 8-way adjustable powered driver seat. Drivers can also create an oasis with nature-inspired Thematic Ambient Illumination, an optional feature that bathes the RX interior in a choice of 14 themes. Additional features include SmartAccess with a push-button start, a 21-speaker Mark Levinson Clari-Fi 2.0 sound system, and a panoramic roof with movable outer sliding glass for the front section. The vehicle’s inviting interior provides drivers and passengers with a host of advanced features for a refined cabin experience. These include a new 14-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, a 7-inch colour multi-information display (MID), a colour head-up display (HUD), a wireless charging system for smartphones, six USB chargers, and one 12 Volt charger. In addition, the 2023 RX offers the Lexus Climate Concierge system with Triple Zone Independent Temperature Controls.
As with any Lexus vehicle, safety is a top priority for the all-new RX. Drivers can enjoy complete peace of mind, thanks to the Lexus Safety System+, an advanced safety and driver assistance system that includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) together with new features such as Emergency Steering Assist, Acceleration Suppression at Low Speed and Intersection Collision Avoidance Assistance. The system also includes all-speed range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with two new features; Turn Signal Control (TSC), Curve Speed Reduction (RSR), Lane Tracing Alert (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Adaptive High-beam System (AHS). In another world-first, the new Safe Exit Assist (SEA) feature uses an e-latch system combined with a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) to help prevent accidents among many others.
For those seeking to experience the ultimate in thrilling responsiveness, Lexus has introduced the first-ever turbo hybrid electric vehicle. The RX 500h F SPORT Performance’s new hybrid electric system comes with a front unit that integrates a high-torque 2.4-liter turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and an electric motor. The RX 500h F SPORT Performance also features the new DIRECT4 all-wheel drive force system, which effectively maximizes front and rear wheel grip to deliver an invigorating and torque-filled driving experience.
The All-New Lexus RX is now on display at Saud Bahwan Automotive showrooms.