Lexus RX and NX SUVs revised for 2019
Japanese firm’s mid-size and large SUVs receive a range of updates for the 2019 model year
Lexus has updated its large and mid-size SUVs, the RX and NX, with a range of new trim and technology options for 2019. Due to go on sale next year, prices for the new RX start at £49,700, while the new NX is priced from £35,950.
Both models will adopt Lexus’ latest three-tier trim structure, giving customers the choice of a base model (badged only as “RX” or “NX,” according to the car), a mid-range model (badged as “F Sport”) and a range-topper (badged as “Takumi”). Lexus will also provide a range of option packs for both models.
The base-model Lexus RX comes as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, an eight-inch infotainment system and front and rear parking sensors. Only one engine is available across the range; a 3.5-litre V6 petrol-hybrid with 308bhp, and claimed economy of up to 37.4mpg.
The RX F Sport models, priced from £55,200, adds a heated steering wheel, adaptive suspension, a powered hands-free tailgate, an aluminum pedal set, F Sport steering wheel and a revised grille.
Range-topping RX Takumi models are priced from £61,700 and include power-folding and heated rear seats, a head-up display, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, blind spot monitoring system, automatic LED headlights and memory settings for the electric seats, steering wheel and door mirrors.
Lexus NX: 2019 updates revealed
The new NX follows the same trim pattern as the RX, with the base model coming as standard with 18-inch alloys, heated front seats and an eight-inch touchscreen display. All models come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol-hybrid with 192bhp, and economy figures of up to 54.3mpg.
NX F Sport models are priced from £41,500, adding an F-Sport steering wheel, a set of F-Sport 18-inch alloy wheels, a range of F-Sport exterior styling details, LED headlamps, a powered tailgate and leather upholstery.
The range-topping Takumi trim starts at £45,500 and gives the NX a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a 14-speaker Mark Levinson stereo, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree view camera.
Both the RX and the NX can be specced with a range of optional extras, available for purchase in packages. The premium pack, priced at £3,000 for the RX and £2,450 for the NX, gives both models 20-inch alloys, larger infotainment display screens, heated steering wheels keyless entry and go and wireless smartphone chargers.
Lexus will also supply a Tech and Safety pack for its RX models only. Priced at £2,400, it adds a range of driver convenience technologies, including rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking and auto-folding/auto-dimming door mirrors.