2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Lexus RX
Toyota has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to unveil the new 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover vehicle in both the hybrid RX 450h model and the base RX 350 (shown here). The mid-size SUV is the best-selling automobile in the Lexus portfolio, and dominates the competition when it comes to premium family transportation. As a result, the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX doesn't deviate too far from the brand's successful playbook, but it does offer a fresh styling take on the established RX visual cues, as well as a few mechanical tweaks to keep things interesting.
In an effort to revitalize a design language that has been criticized in the past for being too conservative, the 2013 Lexus RX gains the 'spindle' grill look that is slowly spreading across the entire Lexus lineup. The sharp angles and vaguely trapezoidal shape of the RX's new front fascia are a departure from the more rounded appearance of the 2012 model, and it adds a sense of urgency - and even sport - to the crossover's image. The 2013 Lexus RX joins the 2013 Lexus GS sedan as the standard bearers of this new design thrust. Also putting in an appearance are LED daytime running lights up front, which have become almost mandatory in every premium segment, and the availability of the Sport Appearance Package which installs a more aggressive front bumper as well as 19-inch wheels.