2020 Lexus RX will get a nip, a tuck, and a touchscreen

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Lexus has been criticized for the management interface of its infotainment system. For 2020, Toyota’s luxurious model responded by providing a touchscreen within the RX for the primary time in a decade as a part of a refresh for 2020.

The luxurious automaker unveiled the up to date mid-size 2020 RX lineup Wednesday with its new infotainment system, a tweaked design, suspension adjustments, and upgraded lively security expertise.

Each the usual Eight.Zero-inch and the out there 12.Three-inch screens will probably be touchscreens, however drivers will nonetheless be capable to management the infotainment system by way of a touchpad mounted behind the shifter.

Reviewers have discovered the touchpad distracting to make use of in different Lexus automobiles such because the NX, however the touchscreens may current their very own problem as a result of they’re mounted excessive on the dashboard the place they could be a stretch to achieve whereas driving.

2020 Lexus RX

Lexus joined many different automakers by including Android Auto compatibility within the RX. It lately added Apple CarPlay compatibility to some 2018 and newer fashions.

On the highway, it will likely be arduous to identify the minor visible tweaks to the up to date RX. The headlights are slimmer, the fog lights are bigger, and the entrance intakes on both aspect of the bumper are bigger. Out again, the taillight reflectors sit at a unique angle. The 18- and 20-inch wheel designs have been up to date for the Luxurious trim, and Moonbeam Beige Metallic and Nori Inexperienced Pearl paint colours are new for 2020.

All 2020 RX fashions will get improved automated emergency braking that may now detect bicyclists and see pedestrians in decrease mild situations.

Lexus mentioned the 2020 RX can have much less physique roll than the present mannequin because of thicker, hole entrance and rear stabilizer bars which can be additionally lighter, in addition to strengthened bushings, and retuned dampers that characteristic a friction management drive to manage excessive frequency vibrations for a smoother journey. Lexus can even use the ABS system to assist reduce understeer and enhance dealing with by braking the within wheel in turns. Rigidity has been elevated because of extra spot welds and adhesive.

Two F Sport packages will probably be out there for 2020. The up to date F Sport and RX F Sport packages—two packages, though they share related names—can add a chilly air consumption, lively sound management, a particular tune for the electrical energy steering, a heated steering wheel, sporty look add-ons, and an adjustable lively suspension borrowed from the LC.

Base RXs are powered by a 295-horsepower Three.5-liter V-6 paired with an Eight-speed automated transmission that sends energy to the entrance or all 4 wheels. These on the lookout for higher gasoline economic system can go for the hybrid, which pairs the three.5-liter V-6 with three electrical motors to ship 308 hp to all 4 wheels. Lexus mentioned the hybrid must be able to as much as 30 mpg mixed.

The 2020 Lexus RX goes on sale later this 12 months.

 

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