TORONTO, ON – November 14, 2018 – There’s never been a better time to experience what many Canadians already know: The striking Lexus RX series of mid-size SUVs combines brave design, an elegant interior, agile handling, exceptional performance and inspired technology to provide a very modern expression of luxury. That’s because for 2019, Lexus introduces a newly-configured entry point for the self-charging hybrid RX 450h, and has dropped the price on all existing models.
“The Lexus RX series is our most popular model in Canada – with good reason. These Canadian-built luxury vehicles combines the versatility of an SUV with the style and performance that luxury buyers demand – all backed by the best Guest experience in the industry,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “With a choice of conventional or self-charging hybrid power trains and a range of trim packages – including our performance oriented F SPORT editions, the new RX 450h Premium configuration and lower suggested pricing across the entire line-up – there’s a Lexus RX to fulfill every need and desire.”
New for 2019, the RX 450h Premium edition includes many popular comfort, convenience and luxury features, plus the advanced performance of the self-charging Lexus Hybrid Drive. As well, Lexus in Canada has reduced the starting MSRP on all existing RX models – dropping the MSRP of every 2019 RX 350 by $1,400 and the MSRP on every 2019 RX 450h by $1,600.
The RX makes an immediate impression on the street: Every feature on the body is chiseled and sharpened to enhance the RX’s stature, and to project an aura of rock-solid stability. A precisely honed character line runs from front to rear, creating an arrow-like profile, while the flowing roofline minimizes drag, reduces cabin noise, and enhances stability at high speeds. Exterior details of note include a power moon roof, roof-mounted rear spoiler, alloy wheels, power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps, aluminum roof rails, and full LED lighting – including headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, daytime running lights and stop lamp.
From chiseled exterior to sublime interior: open the door, and the RX welcomes guests to a realm of sublime comfort and superb craftsmanship, complete with heated and ventilated power adjustable front row seats, perforated leather seating, hand-stitched leather dash, and many elegant cabin trim options. All models feature a media centre built around a Display Audio system with USB inputs, the Auto Sound Levelizer system, integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls. Drivers will appreciate the many convenience and technology features – from the multi-information display, to the heated steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob, to the rain-sensing wipers and headlamp washers. Additional comfort and convenience amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows with auto up/down function for all windows, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, power rear door with jam protection, 12v auxiliary power outlets for personal electronics, plenty of thoughtful in-cabin storage and lighting, and more. All models accommodate up to five adults, with a 40/20/40 split second row seat with remote release in the cargo area.
Every 2019 RX also delivers the thrill of commanding performance, with a choice of two powertrains. The RX 350 features a 295 HP 3.5L V6, coupled to an 8-speed automatic with sequential shift mode and lock-up torque converter. Meantime, the RX 450h is built around a self-charging Lexus Hybrid Drive. This system uses an Atkinson cycle 3.5L V6 and high torque electric motor to deliver 308 net horsepower through a continuously variable transmission.
All gas models feature the Lexus Active Torque all-wheel-drive system, which delivers the traction that only an AWD powertrain can provide, while featuring the ability to distribute torque between the front and rear wheels to maximize fuel efficiency. All models also feature the Drive Mode Select system, with three distinct modes – Normal, Eco, and Sport S – to match the RX to the driver’s mood and the terrain.
For those seeking more aggressive style and performance, both the RX 350 and self-charging hybrid RX 450h are offered with available F SPORT upgrade packages. These include paddle shifters, an exclusive Sport S+ Drive Mode that delivers even faster shifts and throttle response, and Adaptive Variable Suspension systems for additional driving engagement, plus an instrument cluster inspired by the Lexus LFA Super Car. The F SPORT editions are immediately recognizable via their attention-grabbing mesh grille and exclusive F SPORT 20” alloy wheels. Inside, they sport several F SPORT exclusive features – such as the steering wheel, shift knob and scuff plates. (Additional F SPORT feature are listed in each upgrade package.)
As a Lexus, the 2019 RX also offers drivers and passengers peace of mind through a comprehensive safety package – starting with Lexus Safety System +. This bundle of active safety technologies (pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beam system) is now standard equipment on 98% of all new models Lexus offers in Canada. LSS+ supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies. Other standard safety features include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, whiplash injury-lessening front seats, a backup camera with back guide monitor, 10 airbags, a direct tire pressure monitoring system, anti-theft system and more. There’s even an onboard first-aid kit.
The 2019 RX is offered in range of models and trim levels, as follows:
In addition to the features already described, the 2019 Lexus RX 350 (starting MSRP: $55,350) features 18” alloy wheels, a 12-speaker Lexus Display Audio system with 8” display, integrated garage door opener, touch sensor door handles, and more. This model may be enhanced with a selection of upgrades, as follows:
There are also two F SPORT editions:
For 2019, the self-charging hybrid 2019 Lexus RX 450h (starting MSRP: $64,500) is a newly-configured entry point – now featuring many luxury items as standard, including a voice-activated navigation system with a 12.3” display and Lexus Remote Touch interface, a moon roof, the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and eight-way power adjustable front row seats with driver’s seat memory system. Other features on this model include 18” alloy wheels, a 12-speaker Lexus Display Audio system, integrated garage door opener, an intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross traffic brake system, and more. In addition, this model may be enhanced with a range of upgrades, as follows:
The 2019 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/rx
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.
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