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2018 Lexus RX Crafted special edition revealed

By David Bonnici, 10 May 2018 Car News

2018 Lexus RX Crafted special edition revealed

Limited-run Crafted brings an audio-visual boost to the entry-level RX premium SUV

Lexus has released a special edition variant of its RX SUV that bridges the gap between the entry-level Luxury and up-spec F-Sport.

Limited to 300 units, the RX Crafted costs an additional $7100 over the Luxury spec and is available with the five-seat RX300 four-cylinder turbo, RX350 V6 petrol and RX450h hybrid variants.

That extra coin brings a range of desirable features including a moonroof, colour head-up display, 12.3-inch high-definition infotainment screen (upgraded from 8-inch) and a premium 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

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The exterior has also been enhanced with bolder, black 20-inch alloy wheels complemented by black grille accents, fog-lamp surrounds, mirror caps and rear bumper.

Pricing starts at $81,351 for the RX300 Crafted, which is around $5000 less than the RX300 F-Sport.

Like every vehicle in the RX Line, the Lexus RX Crafted comes standard with Lexus Safety System+, which includes pre-collision safety system with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking.

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The fourth generation Lexus RX range was expanded in February this year with the addition of seven-seat RX350L and RX450hL variants, which have helped see the premium SUV’s sales rise by 22.7 percent compared to the same time last year.
 
2018 Lexus RX Crafted Special Edition pricing

  • RX300 Crafted 2.0-litre turbo - $81,351
  • RX350 Crafted - $88,521
  • RX450h Crafted - $97,260