Sportier performance profiling and a more macho look are key elements of the new Lexus RX launched at Geneva and due in South Africa mid-2012.
In addition to an aggressive restyle that adopts Lexus’ family cues, the RX450h hybrid gets Sport mode, and there’s an F Sport specification with running gear optimised for performance as well as individualised trim. Sport mode is specifically tuned for more electric motor power, at the same time sharpening throttle and steering responses and toning down stability and traction control to hand more control to the driver.
Touch to activate. Lexus’ second- generation Remote Touch Interface multifunction control device now features the world’s first slide-type joystick control mechanism. It functions like a computer mouse: to select enter, just push the controller. Also, the multimedia system’s full colour LED display now has multiscreen capability to allow three simultaneous independent displays, such as map, vehicle information, audio, navigation input, air-conditioner functions and incoming call.