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2013 Lexus RX & RX F Sport Revealed!

2013 Lexus RX 450h

A brochure for the 2013 Lexus RX has been leaked online, and it confirms the crossover will be getting both a mid-cycle update and a F Sport package — first off, here’s the full brochure:

When the third-generation RX was introduced in 2009, it was a move towards a more masculine look when compared to the second generation, and this update takes it even further with an expert application of the new spindle grille:

2013 Lexus RX Front Grille

Even more aggressive is the F Sport package:

2013 Lexus RX F Sport

Can’t believe how good the RX F Sport looks, especially as a mid-cycle improvement — I’m not crazy about how it looks with the vented front under spoiler, but that doesn’t take away from the overall appeal.

I still want to go over the interior and examine the F Sport package in further detail, but I want to hear from you — what do you think of the 2013 RX?

(P.S. If you’re able to translate the Japanese brochure, please get in touch.)

[Source: Minkara] (Thanks Leopaul!)

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    Kbk
  • February 13, 2012
The clowns - blog-teens - who demanded a more 'bold' design for Lexus, wanted it to be like a shouting Audi and those who cried over the so-called 'blandness' should now wear a red nose. This car now looks idiotic. Too bad, because it used to be a fine and good looking car. now... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Noaa-walrus22.jpg/800px-Noaa-walrus22.jpg
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      Brad
    • February 14, 2012
    I'm in my 30's & currently drive a Subaru Outback.I don't think that warrents a clown nose,but if you'll lend me yours,I think,with my size 13 shoe,I might be able to pull it off.
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    Travis
  • February 13, 2012
The first pic of the RX from dead front it looks AWESOME. My ONLY problem is the F Sport could use better wider and bigger wheels. Some 19 inch F-Sport wheels or 20 would fit it great. Interior looks sweeeeeeeet
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      Joe
    • February 14, 2012
    F SPORT version will have 19" wheels.  The only problem is that it keeps the narrow tires 235/55R19...  Better choice would have been to adopt 265 at the rear like new GS F SPORT.  That would make the more masculine look complete...
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    Lam Ho
  • February 13, 2012
I am the current owner of both 3RX350  and 3RX450h and I LOVE the new upgrades, both the exterior and interior.  May have to trade my 350 for it.  Good works Lexus.
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    Vogel
  • February 13, 2012
it looks like the tail lights will get those nice L-Stripes (like on the 2013 GS model)
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    Wheels
  • February 14, 2012
The RX270 show the front light cluster off the RX450h? Is this intended or an optical illusion?
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    Brad
  • February 14, 2012
I was a little bit caught off guard towards the aggressiveness of the F-sport model at first,so I thought I'd give it a few days before commenting to see if I warmed up to it.I can now conclude that I really appreciate the more masculine look.It's nice to have a vehicle that my wife can easily drive while hauling our 3 children & 2 dogs & that I can drive also & not feel like a soccer mom/dad when I'm driving it.I was considering a LX,but this may be a better choice for fuel economy reasons.
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    Justin
  • February 14, 2012
I really wanted Lexus to redesign the rear end of the RX. It's ugly, particularly around the license plate. Looks like a monster baring its teeth. > /<
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    Delarosaosi
  • February 14, 2012
should be more powerfull, I am talking about the 3.5 liter and 306 hp from de is model and a wider and bigger wheels 19 or 20 in, it is my opinion
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    Zaid
  • February 17, 2012
I own an 350RX 2010, and to be honest, I am hoping for few things to get straight. 1. Engin is not that strong, it should get more hp. 2. Road noises are still an issue. I don't know if they fixed this one. 3. Interiors noises: it is noticeable that the interior has lots of plastic. I would like to see more of the new GS stitches, leather, wood, etc. 4. This new facelift is not bad, but I think it kills the smooth look it has before.  5. I wish to see more settings for sport, normal, comfort panel. Nevertheless, although I loved the car, but I stil think a bmw x6 or a merc SUV is sort of an upgrade for my self on my next purchase.
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    Elvis
  • February 24, 2012
Big question... have they added dual exhaust?  Can't tell from the pics, but doesn't look like it.  What's up with that?  Virtually every SUV this car competes with has duals, from Acura MDX to Ford Explorer.  AND, virtually every other Lexus model, from IS to LS has duals.  So what's the hold up??
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    Zuger
  • February 28, 2012
Nice job on the RX!  I wonder if the panoramic sunroof presently available in Dubai will eventually be available elsewhere, most competitors have it and it looks so nice!  Wow, I don't know why it is so expensive in Australia?  In Canada, the base RX 350AWD starts at $44,000 Canadian!
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    D60vt74
  • March 18, 2012
Wait... the 2009 redesign was suppose to make them more masculine? The current models are in my opinion anythig but masculine and appear like wussy little bug mobiles. They definatly needed to get rid of that beak-like bumper and do something to the headlights and not make it look so much like a fat bird. The update looks much better IMO.

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