Lexus brings unparalleled levels of elegance and refinement to the high-end crossover market with the launch of the all-new Lexus RX.

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co. (AAB), the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Qatar, has announced the arrival of the luxury crossover Lexus RX in Qatar.

The launch event was held at the Lexus Main Showroom in Doha. The Japanese Ambassador to Qatar, HE Satoshi Maeda, was the guest of honour. Attendees also included AAB CEO Abdulghani Nasser Al Abdulghani and AAB senior managers.

The fifth-generation Lexus RX has been completely reimagined to deliver an improved style, comfort and performance. The new model offers a choice of powertrains, including an electrified one. This comes as part of the ‘Lexus Electrified’ vision announced in 2019, which aims to achieve significant performance improvements through electrification technologies.

The new Lexus RX is built on the brand’s Global Architecture K (GA-K) platform which has allowed a 90kg drop in the vehicle’s weight and delivers excellent body rigidity and a low centre of gravity. The vehicle also features new MacPherson strut suspension at the front and a new multi-link suspension system at the rear, contributing to the notable stability and handling experience of the model.

The RX’s two powertrain options include a newly developed inline four-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces 275hp and 430Nm of torque and is combined with a new eightspeed direct-shift automatic transmission (8AT).

Additionally, a hybrid-electric system pairing a 2.4-litre turbocharged engine with an electric motor is also available, which provides a combined power of 366hp along with a sixspeed automatic transmission that offers fuel consumption of 15.7km/l while delivering a highly satisfying drive.

Meanwhile, the Lexus RX’s design language boasts a more dynamic, elegant and confident character. A sleeker silhouette has been achieved by extending the bonnet, lengthening the wheelbase and lowering the roofline to create a coupé-like feel. The triple LED headlights are sleeker, sharper and more horizontal. The introduction of a new Lexus badge on the tailgate adds to the vehicle’s clean and contemporary look, while the single-line signature Lexus taillights underline the vehicle’s iconic shape.

The model’s interior features five newly designed luxury seats with excellent legroom, including an eight-way adjustable powered driver seat. All the latest technologies, as well as the Lexus Climate Concierge system with Triple Zone Independent Temperature Controls and much more are to hand.

The new Lexus RX also comes with the Lexus Safety System+, an advanced safety and driver assistance system.

Customers can choose from 11 distinctive exterior colours, including the newly developed Sonic Copper. The interiors are available in a selection of three elegant shades.

Lexus has also introduced the RX 500h F Sport Performance grade that brings a new hybrid electric system that comes with a front unit that integrates a high-torque 2.4-litre turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor.✤