The premium SUV segment was definitely impacted the moment the first generation RX made its strong debut in 1998. The business savvy move filled a gap within society and revolutionised the market; not long after, other premium luxury brands followed suit and began to offer at least one SUV to meet customer demands. Following on Lexus' success, the RX continually delivers the best in its segment, and the fourth generation iteration isn't one to break that tradition. Available in three variants, Premium, Luxury and F SPORT, we take a look at four reasons why the 2019 Lexus RX delivers the best.
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High and Mighty
One of the main reasons people prefer SUVs is the fact that it is essentially a lot safer and more sturdy. There is also that added advantage of having an elevated view of the road. But Lexus kicks it up a notch with the implementation of its latest Lexus Safety System +. The four systems are the Pre-Collision, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist and Adaptive Highbeam System.
On top of that, the RX 300 also features the Active Cornering Assist, which helps guide drivers along hilly or windy roads. There is a host of other equipment fitted into the vehicle to ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and even pedestrians - like the panoramic view monitor, which gives you a 360 degree view of your surroundings, through the large 12.3 inch wide screen on the dashboard which doubles as a touchscreen display for the Luxury and F SPORT models. This allows for you to thoroughly check your surroundings before you decide on parking or getting out of a tight spot. Working effectively and efficiently together, the 2019 Lexus RX is one car you can rest assured will deliver you to your desired location in safety, as well as comfort.
Both drivers and passengers will be equally thrilled in this SUV, albeit for different reasons. While passengers bask in the comfort, spaciousness and luxury of the RX 300, drivers get to enjoy the exhilaration and ease of the journey. Powered by a 2-litre inline 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, the engine produces a maximum of 235 hp between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm, with 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 to 4,000 rpm.
Coming with three drive modes, four in the F SPORT version, you will get to choose the type of drive you prefer - either prioritising fuel efficiency or performance capability; the additional mode in the F SPORT is one that allows customisation of the powertrain, suspension, steering and air-conditioning system.