Lexus RX 2022 Overseas pre-production model


05 September 2022

Overseas Pre-production model shown. Final range and specifications may differ from those depicted.


Lexus Australia will launch the highly anticipated all-new RX large SUV into the Australian market with core hybrid and petrol models and its powerful performance hybrid flagship.

The RX has been completely modernised in its fifth generation. Lexus engineers crafted the new vehicle architecture to build on the RX virtues of refined luxury and comfort, while adding more safety, technology and sporting flair to the way the RX looks, feels and drives.

The result is an all-new luxury SUV with broader appeal than ever before that is set to continue the RX success story when local sales commence in early 2023.

When the all-new RX lands in Australia, it will lead off with the RX 350h 2WD and RX 350h AWD HEVs, offering a harmonious balance between low fuel consumption and exhilarating electrified driving.

They will be joined by the sporty turbocharged RX 350 AWD petrol, with the all-new RX 500h F Sport Performance topping the range and redefining the Lexus Driving Signature with its dynamic new level of electrified performance.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the launch of an all-new RX is exciting for Australia given its popularity and importance to this market.

"RX is synonymous with Lexus in Australia. It has helped forge the Lexus brand here, pioneering the luxury SUV concept and winning customers with its refined luxury and thoughtful design.

"The all-new RX builds on the model's long-standing qualities but now encapsulates it in a thoroughly modern and more sporting package that still delivers high on comfort and elegance.

"The Lexus human-centred Tazuna concept builds the interior around the occupants with considered design touches to enhance the experience for driver and passengers alike. The RX is not only a great car to drive, but a great car to ride in."

For the first time in its history, the all-new RX will be offered in Australia with two distinctive hybrid (HEV) powertrain solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers as part of the Lexus Electrified vision.

In fact, Lexus Australia launched the world's first hybrid luxury SUV, the RX 400h, in 2006. Since then, almost 10,000 (9,794) RX Hybrids have been sold locally.

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A blue RX is seen from the rear as it drives down the road.
A red RX is seen parked on an ocean road from a side view profile.

The all-new RX will continue the Lexus tradition of offering class-leading equipment levels and the latest in active and passive safety technologies as standard when deliveries begin in early 2023.

The RX created the luxury SUV concept when shown to the world in 1998. Since then, over 3.5 million examples have been sold, with the RX remaining the best-selling Lexus globally today.

The RX arrived in Australia in 2003, going on to become the mainstay of the Lexus brand locally with 41,686 sales to the end of July 2022, accounting for one-in-four sales since the brand's launch.

Final specification and pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

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All-New Lexus RX

Overseas model shown. Australian specifications & features may differ.

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01.All specifications are based on an overseas model; specifications and features for Australian models may differ.
02.Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.


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