The Updated LEXUS RX The Updated RX model range1 makes its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Updated RX exterior features a new, more elegant and aggressive frontal design. An enhanced interior offers an expanded choice of colour schemes, new trim finishes, a new steering wheel, a revised instrument binnacle and a second generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI). The versatility of the RX 450h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system has been enhanced by the addition of a Sport Mode, supplementing the full hybrid powertrain’s Normal, Eco and EV (Electric only) drive modes. The EV mode can now be activated with a separate switch. Further enhancing the dynamic and sporting character of the updated RX and designed to attract new customers to the model range, a new F SPORT version will be available. The new F SPORT grade features bespoke exterior and interior design and driving dynamics technology. With the launch of the first RX in 1998, Lexus created the Luxury SUV segment, combining, for the first time, all the flexibility, practicality and durability of a Sports Utility Vehicle with the handling, performance, refinement and ride of a luxury sedan. The RX was the first SUV to be equipped with a full hybrid powertrain in 2005. Today, after three generations, two of which have been equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, the RX remains a key model for Lexus.