After the start of the pre-order process at the beginning of the month, the implementation of related publicity plans, the tour preview display, and the media public test drive held in advance, the fifth-generation Lexus RX model is fully prepared and ready to hit the market with an amazing momentum. Electrified electrified architecture, four-power specifications and ten models have accumulated more than 2,000 orders. In the end, the general agent Hetai announced the official arrival of the new Lexus RX series with an official price that exceeded everyone’s expectations and was significantly lower than the pre-sale price.
Introverted and externalized
The fifth-generation RX car series, which focuses on structural updates and the trend towards electrification, also adopts the current spindle style of Lexus. ES, IS, LC, etc., are all presented in a relatively fixed and rigid frame-wrapped manner, but on the new RX car series, the obvious spindle margin in the past has been canceled and replaced by the integration of the overall front and front bumper. The center of gravity is effectively moved down and pushed forward by the gradient effect created by the suspended dot matrix, or the F Sport model adopts the previous grid shape to create a visual dislocation similar to the inward push, perhaps in terms of style In terms of interpretation, compared with the fourth-generation car series before the big facelift, it is more aggressive, explicit and more individual, which will test consumers’ preference for this kind of approach, but this design undoubtedly brings out a more distinctive look for the new RX. Symbols of different eras.
The structural update refers to the physical changes brought about by the conversion of Toyota-K to the TNGA-K chassis in the past. The length of the car is maintained at 4,890mm, and the wheelbase is lengthened, the body is widened, and the car height is slightly lowered. Compatibility While the RX car series itself has a calm and steady temperament, it uses lower visual performance, the A-pillar position that is pushed back, and the more streamlined side sculptures to bring out the more elegant brand tonality of Lexus. The rear part of the car is also incorporated into the spindle frame like the front of the car, supplemented by the L-shaped penetrating LED taillights at both ends that transform into wings. Although the main axis is still the familiar large luxury SUV to a certain extent, the Today’s RX is more mature and moving towards the future.
Four power three electric
Not surprisingly, the 2.4-liter turbo engine used in the current NX car series has become the main shaft of fuel power in the new RX car series. The power unit code-named T24A-FTS on the RX350 has a maximum horsepower of 279ps (205kW) and a maximum torque of 43.8kgm ( 430Nm) output performance, abundant power but using ultra-high thermal efficiency to achieve better fuel economy, combined with the 8-speed DirectShift manual transmission to provide a smooth driving experience, the electrified RX350h uses the A25A-FXS 2.5 that Tiger fans are quite familiar with The in-line four-cylinder NA Hybrid is used as the basis, and the combined output of the maximum horsepower of 250ps is actually more eye-catching than other models of the group with the same code name; the 450h+, which first appeared in the RX car series, joins the Plug- with the same A25A-FXS in Hybrid, PHEV type, lithium battery pack with larger capacity and more powerful theoretical value output, under the setting of the maximum synergistic horsepower of 309ps, it has more possibilities to control driving, and at the same time opens the form of “pure electric driving” It supports up to 81km of battery life; the top-spec RX500h is the first Hybrid Powertrain in the Taiwan market, with a T24A-FTS turbo power unit added to the front axle motor and rear axle e-Axle electromechanical structure, supplemented by a 6-speed DirectShift manual Different from the 350h/450h+, the Direct 4 AWD electronic four-wheel transmission in the form of e-Four, as well as the AVS variable damping, and the VDIM vehicle dynamic integrated management system with DRS rear wheel active steering, realize compatible energy economy The all-round performance of stability, handling smoothness and excellent performance.
Sense of space
Also benefiting from the advantages of changing the chassis to the TNGA-K platform, the storage space in the rear luggage compartment, which was quite spacious and flat in the past, still performs well. Under the normal setting, the volume of 612L can be accommodated even if the rear seats are not folded down. It is easy to place medium-sized and medium-sized objects such as golf clubs. In the usage habits and imaginary life appearance of the preset consumer group corresponding to the RX car series, such a space performance is naturally the first among large-scale luxury travel in its class. The front-end strength of the echelon.
The advantage of space is also shown in the planning of the rear seats. The battery pack installed in the Electrified model in the past is also arranged under the rear seat cushion in the new RX model. On the one hand It can effectively balance the forward center of gravity brought by the power structure of the front end of the vehicle. On the one hand, it can also maximize the subjective feelings of the rear seat occupants in terms of comfort and openness. Excellent skin touch for Semi-Aniline top leather), moderate and considerate atmosphere created by three-zone constant temperature air-conditioning, from normal 2-person car to 4-person and 5-person fully loaded situation, it can easily satisfy Lexus in terms of comfort A high level of self-requirement.
The front cockpit space still has the well-known Tazuna-style design logic. The difference is that the fourth-generation carves the cockpit panel frame in a more prominent and outward-looking way, while the fifth-generation model after the major facelift is more restrained. The way to interpret the concept of the new generation of Tazuna, and Lexus is not too aggressive, choose the virtual touch button of the whole car to take over the form of many physical buttons in the past, and replace it with a certain limit including driving mode, air conditioning setting and safety assistance system. Knob/ The case is presented in a way to retain the highest degree of intuition and user experience; in addition, the integration of visual blocks does not allow the new RX to move towards the current mainstream wide and narrow large-scale curved surface combination screens, and all the traditional positions are instruments and floating The central touch screen and the standard 10-inch HUD head-up display on some models above, so what’s the harm in looking at “Old Fashion”? Having the most intimate and convenient use and riding experience is the consistent insistence of the RX series and even the Lexus brand.
Unprecedented price cuts
As stated directly and clearly in the first paragraph, the official price of the new Lexus facelifted RX car series has a significant price reduction compared to pre-orders. The RX350 is reduced by 30,000, the 350h is reduced by 50,000, and the 450h+ and 500h are both reduced by 100,000. , taking into account the more stable supply of chips in the future, the stabilization of the supply of raw materials, and the ease of explosive orders in the transportation industry in the past year, and even the exchange rate advantage that tiger fans often question, everything is possible to become the general agent and Thailand finally decided to lower the price. In addition, because the performance of the car series in Taiwan has been at a high point for a long time in the past, it is rumored that more than 1,200 orders have been accumulated at the beginning of the month, and the number announced at the press conference has exceeded 2,000. No wonder Almost the general agent Hetai is willing to call out the bold goal of 5,000 units of sales in 2023. We believe that as long as the follow-up supply situation is normal or even the pace of production and delivery is accelerated, by the end of the year there may even be a chance to challenge the record high. eye level.
The suggested prices for the 2023 Lexus RX lineup are as follows:
RX350 Deluxe Edition, NTD 2,450,000.
RX350 top version, NTD 2,670,000.
RX350 Ultimate, NTD 2,950,000.
RX350 F Sport version, NTD 2,950,000.
RX350h Deluxe Edition, NTD 2,550,000.
RX350h top version, NTD 2,770,000.
RX350h Ultimate, NTD 3,050,000.
RX450h+ Deluxe Edition, NTD 3,150,000.
RX450h+ flagship version, NTD 3,550,000.
RX500h F Sport Performance Edition, NTD 3,600,000.