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Made in Canada: The Newly Revealed 2020 Lexus RX

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2020 Lexus RX
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When the groundbreaking Lexus 300 debuted in 1998, it pioneered the midsize CUV segment. Now, the 2020 Lexus RX is leading the way again, thanks to a slew of new features and enhancements on this already-impressive vehicle.

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Quality craftsmanship

Robert Tsang, director of Lexus in Canada, is appropriately proud of the newly revealed driving machine. “With the new 2020 Lexus RX, we’ve taken a practically perfect luxury SUV made right here in Canada and enhanced it where it counts,” he remarked. Tsang also expressed that Lexus is continuing to fine-tune the details that have helped the RX earn its spot as the automaker’s best-selling model.

Those luxurious details are handcrafted by artisans who train their manual dexterity for a minimum of six months before ever touching the leather trim on a Lexus.

Standard and available features

The 2020 Lexus RX will be available in five different models: RX 350, RX 350L, the RX 450h and RX 450hL hybrids, and the performance-oriented RX 350 F Sport.

In terms of powertrains and performance, the RX 350 and RX 350L both come standard with a 3.5-litre, direct injection V6, which delivers 296 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the hybrid models, you’ll find a 3.5-litre V6 under the hood. It’s paired with a continuously variable transmission and a couple of high-torque electric motors. Together, they produce 308 horsepower.

For the 2020 model year, all models will boast standard paddle shifters and the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 suite of driver-assist technology. LSS+ 2.0 includes handy features like daytime bicyclist detection, low-light pedestrian detection, and Lane Tracing Assist. Android users will also be able to join the fun, thanks to the fact that Lexus added Android Auto support to the lineup.

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The RX F Sport will offer performance-enhancing options like a cold air intake, electric power steering, sport steering, alongside comfort features like a heated steering wheel.

The RX 350 and RX 350 F Sport will be built at the Cambridge, Ontario plant. Production will begin in late August, and the vehicles should arrive in dealerships by fall.