- All-new for 2022, the Lexus RX Moonlight Edition is a limited production model offered in both RX 350 and RX 450h configurations
- Both models feature exclusive styling plus an exclusive Lexus giftset– including a portable telescope and custom tea set with special tea – inspired by the Japanese Moon Festival, Tsukimi,
- Moonlight Editions are part of a 17-model line-up for 2022
TORONTO, ONTARIO – September 28, 2021 – Moonlight holds a special place in many cultures. The many cultures associated the moon with love, unattainable beauty, and the cycles of time and creation, while the Japanese custom of moon viewing is an opportunity to give thanks and to celebrate the seasonal beauty of nature.
It’s in this spirit that Lexus designers have created the RX 350 and RX 450h “Moonlight Edition” models – limited production configurations of this popular luxury SUV, new for 2022.
“The RX series Moonlight Edition modelsprove that unattainable beauty can, in fact, be obtained,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus in Canada. “They offer everything Canadian Guests expect in a Lexus RX – the exquisite blend of uncompromising refinement, luxurious features and amenities, powerful yet intuitive technologies, and inspiring performance – plus something magical and alluring to make each journey special.”
The 2022 RX 350 Moonlight Edition (starting MSRP: $58,400) and 2022 RX 450h Moonlight Edition(starting MSRP: $62,250) are available in a choice of Eminent White Pearl or Caviar Black. For these limited production models, Lexus has enhanced the classic RX styling with 20” black alloy wheels, unique black exterior accents including a black-out grille, front/rear splitter, and wing mirrors, and a unique black/birch interior combination featuringNuLuxe seats, light grey stitching, and black matte walnut trim. Guests also receive an exclusivegiftset inspired by the Japanese moon festival, Tsukimi. As Tsukimi encourages individuals to take a contemplative moment to celebrate the seasonal beauty of nature, this giftset encourages Guests to enjoy moments of beauty:
- Inside the home, a custom Lexus tea set including teapot, two cups, a special blend of tea and a Mochi tea recipe offers Guests moments of serenity and peace alongside their closest companions.
- On the road, a special Lexus portable telescope in its own carrying bag invites Guests to explore the beauty of the night sky after a scenic drive away from city lights.
The Lexus RX Moonlight Editions are bold and refined, expressing the Lexus RX design language with a striking front grille flanked by air intakes, LED headlights nestled into a pronounced L-shaped motif, and a chiseled body riding on large, sure-footed wheels. More than a beautiful luxury SUV, the body design minimizes wind resistance and noise while enhancing stability at highway speeds.
The RX Moonlight Editions invite Lexus Guests into a cabin of sublime comfort and superb craftsmanship, complete with many comfort features and elegant finishes such as the hand-switched leather dash. These two-rowmodels seat five adults in comfort, and featuring versatile interiors that quickly reconfigure to provide additional cargo space when required.
Lexus provides Guests with powerful yet intuitive technology and on the 2022 RX Moonlight Editions this is headlined by Lexus display audio entertainment and connectivity featuring Lexus Display Audio with Remote include Remote Connect, Service Connect, and Safety Connect, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The RX series features active torque all-wheel drive, which delivers superior traction performance on all surface conditions while featuring the ability to efficiently distribute torque between the front and rear wheels. Electric power steering and suspensions designed and tuned to perfectly balance comfort and responsiveness make the RX series a joy to drive, while Drive Mode Select lets drivers alter the vehicle’s driving characteristics to suit any mood or weather and road conditions.
As a Lexus, every 2022 RX model is impressively equipped with state of the art safety features, headlined by Lexus Safety System + 2.0. This portfolio of active safety technologies supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a range of traffic conditions and contingencies. Other safety systems include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Braking, rain-sensing wipers, a backup camera, and Intuitive Park Assist with Auto Braking.
The 2022 Lexus RX 350 Moonlight Edition is built around a 3.5L V6 with sequential multiport electronic fuel injection and paired with an eight-speed automatic. This powertrain develops 295 peak horsepower while delivering smooth, confident acceleration and a fuel efficiency of 10.8L / 100km city/highway combined.
The 2022 Lexus RX 450h Moonlight Edition offers comparable levels of luxury and comfort as its RX 350 counterpart, plus the advanced power of the Lexus Hybrid Drive – the world’s most popular and proven self-charging gasoline-electric hybrid system. In the RX 450h Moonlight Edition, this system is built around an Atkinson cycle 3.5L V6, a continuously variable transmission, and powerful electric motors that work together seamlessly to generate 308 net system horsepower and a fuel efficiency of 7.9L / 100km city/highway combined.
With the addition of these two limited production Moonlight Edition models, Lexus offers its Canadian Guests an impressive selection of 17 model and trim configurations for 2022 – including two-row RX 350 conventional and RX 450h self-charging hybrid models, as well as the three-row RX 350 L and RX 450h L. The RX series can also be tailored to match one’s style and lifestyle – with classic premium, luxury, and executive trim levels, plus aggressively styled, performance-orientedF SPORT configurations. (The other 2022 Lexus RX models are detailed in a separate news release.)
The 2022 Lexus RX series– including the Moonlight Edition Models – is 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.