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