Updated Lexus RX Coming to New York Auto Show?

Lexus RX Update

The Lexus RX will be getting an update next year, according to automotive industry source Just Auto:

Even after more than three years of production, the RX remains Lexus’ best seller, especially in the USA, where deliveries are on course to possibly touch the 110,000 mark by year end (98,419 YtD). The next news will be a facelift for North America’s 2020 model year, the updated vehicle likely premiering at next year’s New York auto show.

The RX facelift will likely incorporate design elements of the new UX and updated NX, with the spindle grille becoming less prominent and more integrated into the overall body.

Just Auto also weighed in on the next-generation RX and what it could bring:

The 760X series fifth generation RX should again be built in Canada and Japan. Production is likely to begin in the second half of 2021. There will be standard and long-wheelbase derivatives, and there will probably also be a plug-in hybrid or even a fully electric variant. The architecture will change, the new model to be based on TNGA-K.

A 2021 launch seems ambitious and not in line with current Lexus product lifecycles, though it’s far enough off that the strategy may change. There’s no reason to doubt that the next-generation RX will be offered in standard and long-wheelbase variants, especially when a new model can incorporate the third-row right from the initial concept.

(One thing is for certain, there’s no overstating the importance of the next-gen RX and what it means for the Lexus brand.)