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All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July

Sanjay ยท May 20, 2021 05:30 PM

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 01

An all-new Lexus RX is due to be launched in 2022, according to information gathered by Japanese media. Before that, the current-gen model will receive a few small updates in Japan come July 2021.

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 02

Malaysian-spec Lexus RX 300 F Sport

The current RX-series (AL20) made its debut in 2015. The model was then facelifted in May 2019, coming with additional tech and safety features, as well as a visual nip-and-tuck. Malaysians received the facelifted model in September that year.

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 03

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Either way, it's already a 6-year old model, and a major refresh is due - hence the all-new model that's touted to launch in 2022.

Lexus RX minor update for 2021

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 01

Short of a facelift and more of a running change, the update to the Japan-spec RX-series will see the model receiving a Panasonic Nanoe X air purifier installed to its air-conditioning system as standard equipment.

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 02

Meanwhile, the rear USB charging ports will be fully USB-C - instead of the USB-A ones currently in the car.

All-new Lexus RX to launch in 2022, current model to be updated for Japan in July 03

Rounding off the changes include two new colours (Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome), and the discontinuation of Amber Crystal Shine.

Also read: In Brief: 2019 Lexus RX 300 - Who needs air suspension?

Since the model in Malaysia is fully imported from Japan, expect these changes to trickle down here too. To recap, here's the price list for the Lexus RX in Malaysia:

2021 Lexus RX price in Malaysia
Variant Price
RX 300 Premium RM 385,306.50
RX 300 Luxury RM 409,785.50
RX 300 Luxury Special Edition RM 421,909.50
RX 300 F Sport RM 424,187.00
Prices include 50% SST discount for CBU vehicles, valid until 30-June 2021

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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