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Lexus RX 200t now available in F Sport & Sports Luxury form

October 17, 2016

Lexus Australia is expanding the RX lineup, introducing F Sport and Sports Luxury derivatives of the 200t model. The 200t has, up until now, only been available in the base Luxury trim level.


Bringing in the F Sport and Sports Luxury pack to the RX 200t gives buyers more variety of the entry-level engine. It’s also likely to allow Lexus’s new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine become more widespread and commonplace within the brand.

Customers going for the RX 200t receive power from a 2.0-litre turbo producing 175kW and 350Nm, connected up to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive only. The RX 350 V6 and RX 450h continue as the all-wheel drive options, producing 221kW and 230kW, respectively.

Going for the F Sport trim brings across the same sporty exterior and interior highlights as featured on the F Sport versions of the 350 and 450h. There’s also sporty alloy pedals, adaptive variable suspension, paddle shifters, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display with a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

The Sports Luxury has unique alloy wheels with titanium-coloured inserts, 14-way power front seats, power folding rear seats, heating functions for the rear seats, and a leather and woodgrain trim with laser-cut aluminium wood ornamentation.

All models come with, at minimum, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated and cooled front seats, an LCD infotainment screen with sat-nav, 12 speakers and digital radio, wireless phone charging capability, power tailgate, and rear parking sensors.

The updated lineup is on sale now with prices starting from the following (excluding on-roads):

2016 Lexus RX 200t Luxury – $74,540
2016 Lexus RX 200t F Sport – $86,840 (new variant)
2016 Lexus RX 200t Sports Luxury – $92,990 (new variant)

2016 Lexus RX 350 Luxury – $81,710
2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport – $94,010
2016 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury – $100,160

2016 Lexus RX 450h Luxury – $90,160
2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport – $102,460
2016 Lexus RX 450h Sports Luxury – $108,610

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.