Lexus RX 270 ‘X’ Special Edition now on sale in Australia

Brett Davis

Lexus has announced a new special edition for the entry-level Lexus RX 270. The ‘X’ Special Edition sees $7000 in added value over the regular version, packed with features usually only seen on the more premium variants.

Lexus RX 270 X Special Edition

From a visual perspective the X Special Edition stands out with a Sports Luxury-spec front bumper bar and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. It’s also distinguishable via a range of ‘X’ badges scattered throughout.

The special edition is more about equipment inside as opposed to making the RX stand out in a crowd. It comes with heated front seats, a head-up display unit, adaptive headlights with swivel technology, special illuminated sill plates, and a Smart Key Card which fits into a wallet or purse.

With this level of kit, the special edition is perfect for those who are looking at buying a premium SUV but aren’t necessarily keen to lash out on the higher grade variants. Sean Hanley, Lexus Australia chief executive, recently said,

“The RX 270 ‘X’ Special Edition provides buyers who are considering an entry variant premium SUV with a comprehensive range of features not typically seen at this price point.

“In addition, the aggressive front bumper styling, premium paint options and dynamic 19-inch alloy wheels make a bold statement and give the special edition commanding road presence.”

Just 300 of these editions will be available on the market, and in five colour options; White Pearl, Mercury Grey, Premium Silver, Starlight Black and Garnet Red.

The RX 270 is powered by a 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine producing 138kW and 252Nm. It’s matched up to a six-speed automatic, feeding power into a front-wheel drive drivetain.

Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2013 Lexus RX 270 X Special Edition – $69,400
2013 Lexus RX 270 X Special Edition with moonroof – $72,400

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