All-new 2023 Lexus RX to debut on 1-June; model to get TNGA chassis, PHEV tech for the first time

Sanjay · May 19, 2022 09:21 AM

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Signing the papers on a Lexus has always been contrarian to the conventional idea of aiming for the three-pointed star or reaching for a certain blue-and-white roundel, but we'll be damned if the Lexus RX proves that that's one of the better decisions to make. And next month, the all-new 2023 Lexus RX will debut, aiming to solidify camp Japan's offering.

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A teaser of the all-new model

Set to premiere via an online event on Wednesday, 1-June 2022, 8 am Malaysian time, the 2023 RX will be the fifth generation to bear the Radiant Crossover initials, ending the previous-gen's 7-year run. The world premiere can be accessed via this link.

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A glimpse of the new RX's rear, taken from Oriba Car Channel's video

A distinctive new look will follow, if it's a little more angular than the outgoing model - at least that's what we can gather from the sole teaser image and spyshots. Recent models point towards the RX's new look, so it wouldn't be too far to imagine it having a light bar at the back too, à la the Lexus RZ and just-in-Malaysia Lexus NX.

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The NX - expect similar design cues to follow

There's no peeking at the interior yet, and technical details are limited. Electrification is pretty much a given, so expect a plug-in hybrid powertrain, along with a new hybrid system with Direct4 all-wheel drive (AWD) to be paired to its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) chassis.

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Short of waiting for an indefinite amount of time for it to enter Malaysia, those with the dosh to spare can opt for the current-gen Lexus RX instead. Prices for that start from RM 385,306 (with SST-discount, until 30-June 2022).

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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