Set to go on sale in August 2019, Lexus has given us a general outlook as to what the 2020 Lexus RX will offer as the brand commits to cement its status as a pioneer of luxury SUVs.
One of the biggest changes to the new RX is the new shock absorber and increased body rigidity.
Laser Screw Welding and spot welding have been extensively applied throughout the vehicle, along with the increased use of high-strength adhesives.
The combination of stiffer stabiliser bars (now hollow and 1mm wider) and enhanced hub rigidity now results in a more immediate response to steering inputs.
The redesigned RX’s shock absorbers are now equipped with a new Friction Control Device (FCD) which further reduces high-frequency vibrations caused by minute road surface imperfections. The shock absorbers also enables the RX to corner flat and achieve exceptional responsiveness.
Driving dynamics has also been improved through the Active Cornering Assist (ACA) system that suppresses understeer when stepping on the throttle in mid-corner, as well as improvements in the tuning of the Electric Power Steering, all of which result in a truly linear steering feel.
Being the first car manufacturer to introduce LED headlamps and Adaptive High Beam systems, Lexus is once again leading the way with the world’s first BladeScan Type AHS2 lighting system.
LED-sourced light shines onto a blade mirror spinning at high speed, and the light is transferred to a lens to illuminate the road ahead. While the light does not appear to be moving, the BladeScan Type AHS2 precisely controls light distribution by synchronising the rotation of the blade mirror and switching the LED headlamps on and off.
The 2020 Lexus RX also comes with the latest version of the Lexus Safety System+ that includes a Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).