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Cars Lexus updates IS saloon and RX SUV for 2020

16:55  02 december  2019
16:55  02 december  2019 Source:   carbuyer.co.uk

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Lexus has announced some gentle updates for two of the mainstays of its range, the IS saloon and RX SUV , in time for the 2020 model year. While the IS gets a sporty special edition, the RX (and its long-wheelbase RX L equivalent) gets a new entry-level model. It’s unbadged (just “ RX ”, rather than

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a blue car parked in a parking lot: Lexus IS 'I Blue' Edition © Carbuyer Lexus IS 'I Blue' Edition
• Lexus creates a special-edition IS based on the F Sport trim • RX SUV offered with new entry-level version • Larger RX L can be had with two luxurious seats instead of a three-seat rear bench

The Lexus IS and RX model ranges are being updated for 2020. The Japanese firm has confirmed the RX SUV range will gain a new base-model trim level, with the IS saloon getting a limited-edition model based on the F Sport edition.

A rival to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, the limited edition Lexus IS will be called ‘I Blue.’ Based on the F Sport trim level, this edition celebrates a colour that has cultural and historical significance in Japan. It gets new 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black exterior detailing and the choice of three paint shades.

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The 2020 Lexus RX receives significant updates on the safety, multimedia, and chassis fronts. The Lexus RX created the luxury crossover segment two decades ago, and even won our inaugural SUV of the Year competition with high levels of comfort, a car-like driving experience, and impeccable build

Lexus has updated its RX SUV for 2020 with subtle styling revisions and chassis tweaks. At the front, slimmer headlights flank a reconfigured version of the model’s distinctive large grille, in an attempt to emphasise the link between the RX and Lexus 's new UX crossover and ES executive saloon .

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Inside, the ‘I Blue’ includes Lexus’ upgraded navigation system, power-adjustable ventilated front seats and auto-folding, auto-dimming wing mirrors. Just like the F Sport, a range of features including aluminium pedals, sports seats and lowered suspension give a more athletic feel to the IS. Optional extras include a Premium Pack with LED headlights, auto high beam, a reversing camera, heated steering wheel and keyless entry and go.

Through the rest of the IS line-up, a new Manganese Lustre paint option is available, as is a Sport Pack with two-colour upholstery and black metal trim finishers.

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The Lexus RX is the biggest and priciest SUV the company sells in the UK, but for 2020 there’s a new entry-level specification. There’s nothing base-spec about the equipment offered, as it features a powered tailgate, electrically adjustable heated front seats, wireless phone charging and auto high beam. The 12.3-inch touchscreen includes sat nav and connected services, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

If you order the seven-seat RX L in top-spec Takumi trim, you now have the option to replace the middle row of three seats with two luxurious captain’s chairs - making the RX L a six-seater.

The RX and RX L can both have a Tech and Safety Pack fitted, which adds driver assistance features like a head-up display, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

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