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2014-06-04 07:26

SPECIAL EDITION: Lexus has released a new model with extra goodies for its RX350 range. Image: Lexus

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus has always been known as a luxury brand with lots of trimmings as standard specification. Now there's a Special Edition RX350 with even more kit than usual.

According to Lexus, the RX pioneered the luxury SUV phenomenon when it was launched in 1997 and has become one of the world’s most successful crossovers.

GALLERY: Lexus RX350 Special Edition

It's also claimed to be the vehicle with the highest customer satisfaction rating yet recorded in the JD Power quality survey.


Espousing the "everything included" philosophy, says Lexus, a generous slug of standard equipment is a given if you buy one of its products - but this one pulls out all the stops.

Lexus SA’s general manager Justin Ryan said: “The RX350 Limited Edition offers exactly the blend of virtues and specification for which most buyers of this car will be looking.
"In addition the recent styling revisions, most notably the more assertive frontal treatment and dynamic new 19" alloy wheel rims, make a bold statement and give the RX a sportier persona.

“In the cabin small but telling tweaks have been made to trim and the shape and functionality of some of the controls, particularly the remote touch controller which operates more like a computer mouse. The Lexus attention to detail even extends to increasing the opening angle of the centre consolelid to make it easier to reach items inside.”

Extra equipment includes:

  • Dual-swivel adaptive front lights with high-intensity discharge xenon headlights.
  • Electronically adjustable steering column, with position memory.
  • Diode-lit door scuff plates.
  • External mirrors with a memory function.
  • Side monitor: A miniature camera in the passenger door mirror transmits video images to   the vehicle’s central display. The camera is activated by operating a button on the steering-wheel.
  • Bamboo cabin trim: Slivers of blonde bambooadorn the steering wheel (combination wood and leather), door linings, instrument panel and cupholder garnish
  • Heatable and ventilated front seats with memory settings.
  • Head-up display
  • 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.

For more information visit the website or join Lexus on Facebook.

RX 350 EX - R684 200
RX 350 Special Editio - R724 000
RX 450h S - R869 000

Every Lexus RX is covered by a four-year or 100 000km warranty and service plan (Lexus Distance Plan Plus for the RX 350 models and Lexus Distance Plan Complete for the RX 450h).

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