Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lexus Philippines is Set to Introduce the Three-Row 2020 RX L Soon


The wait won’t be long: Lexus is finally set to introduce the three-row RX L to the Philippine market. Using its website (and social media), the Japanese luxury car brand has already started its tease of the refreshed 2020 RX L and its shorter, 5-seater sibling, the RX.

A refresh of the current fourth-generation model that made its debut four years ago, the 2020 Lexus RX sports shaper styling. Front and back, Lexus designers have used the “L-motif” to create a distinctive look inspired by the LC and LS. Upfront, there’s the slimmer headlights and front grille with varying “blocks”; while at the back are rear taillights with an “L” motif, dual exhaust tips, and a diffuser built into the rear bumper. New wheel designs (18 or 20s, depending on the variant) complete the changes.

Inside, the 2020 RX is largely unchanged except for an updated Lexus Multimedia System with a new touchscreen and remote touchpad system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard as well.


Along with the new look, the 2020 RX will also exhibit improved road manners thanks to hollow, but thicker front and rear stabilizers, re-tuned shock absorbers, and upgraded dampers with an integrated friction control device. The body itself is also made more rigid thanks to additional spot welds and adhesives.

Based on Lexus Philippines’s photos, the 2020 RX will be available in both hybrid and F Sport variants. Not only will the F Sport benefit from active variable suspension (AVS), a system borrowed from the Lexus LC, but it’ll also have performance dampers, active sound control, and a cold air intake system for added performance.

Perhaps the most intriguing fact about the impending arrival of the 2020 RX is that it’ll mark the first time Lexus Philippines is making available the three-row RX L.


With a body extended by 110 millimeters (mostly in the back area), an additional row of seats has been fitted. Maximizing the comfort of those in the last row, the RX L’s second row has been slightly higher to create more foot room. A tri-zone climate control system with dedicated vents give it additional comfort. When not in use, the third-row opens or closes at the touch of a button as does the tailgate (with a hands-free kick sensor now, too).

Lexus Philippines is expected to offer both the 295-horspower RX 350 and 308-horsepower RX 450h. The launch is expected to happen before the end of the year.

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