You don’t reinvent something by rehashing the same formula over and over. When Lexus aimed to set the gold standard for luxury crossovers, it did so with a bang in 1998 by releasing the RX. Incorporating car-like agility with the practical-minded space of an SUV, the car was an instant hit. Twenty-four years later, the automaker seems poised to shock the world again.

Four Powertrains - One Common Goal

The 2023 Lexus RX is based on Toyota’s highly adaptable TNGA GA-K platform which allows for a lot of engineering flexibility. The result is four distinct variants, one to suit every preference.
To start, the next-gen RX 350 ditches the old roaring V6 for a sophisticated turbo inline-4 sending 275 hp and massive torque to the wheels. Mated to a vivacious 8-speed auto gearbox, it is geared to please and elate.
Next on the list is the RX 350h. Mechanically similar to the RAV4 Hybrid, this variation pairs a fuel-efficient 2.5L engine with an ultra-efficient hybrid electric system to deliver maximum fuel economy.
2023 Lexus RX 450h scaled
Lexus USA Newsroom
For the first time, a plug-in hybrid will be also part of the mix as the RX 450h+. While specs are not out yet, it wouldn’t be surprising that Toyota will also source its powertrain from the RAV4 Prime. If that rings true, we will see an 18.1 kWh battery paired with a direct-injected 2.5L four-banger and a CVT transmission delivering 302 hp doling out an estimated EV range of 68 km.
Perhaps the most interesting flavor of all is the dual-electric motor turbocharged hybrid performance-focused powertrain, known as the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Combining a turbocharged gas engine with a dual-electric motor setup featuring Direct4 AWD, the car can be launched from 0 to 100 km/h in just a smidge over 6 seconds. Now that’s fast.

Dashing From Inside And Out

The silhouette is unmistakably RX. With its iconic floating roofline, a seamlessly sculpted front grille lifted by aggressive daytime light strips, and a new full-width taillight structure that wraps around the sides, the updated look is mature and confident, yet timeless and familiar.
2023 Lexus RX 350 interior scaled
Lexus USA Newsroom
Inside, the user interface adopts a minimalistic approach, centered on irreproachable ergonomics that eliminate distractions. Each RX is made to please with a plethora of ornamental finishes, seat colors, and materials.

More To Come

While trim levels and pricing aren’t finalized yet, the 2023 Lexus RX has turned enough heads to generate a bit of a following. Most dealerships are already accepting pre-orders and Lexus Laval is no different. As a distinguished member of the Dilawri Group of Companies, the largest automotive group in Canada, it upholds the comfort and well-being of its guests to the highest standards.

The 2023 RX is a true evolution of the legendary nameplate. Setting the bar of luxury crossovers even higher, it does not follow existing norms – it creates new ones for others to catch up.
2023 Lexus RX 500h FSPORT Performance end scaled
Lexus USA Newsroom

This article is a paid promotion by Lexus Laval of the Dilawri Group. For more information about the automotive dealership, please visit their website at www.lexuslaval.ca.