2013 Lexus RX Facelift gets Spindle Grille and New F Sport Variant

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The photos you see here are scans from a leaked brochure of the Japanese market 2012 Lexus RX that has received a mid-life facelift, three years after its market launch in early 2009. The updated RX will be available in North America as a 2013 model.

Following in the footsteps of its bigger brother, the 2013 Lexus LX 570 that was introduced in January, the refreshed RX gains a new fascia featuring Lexus's new trademark spindle grille along with revised headlamps sporting LED daytime running lights and a redesigned front bumper.

Also new are the tail lamp graphics and the alloy wheel designs.

The interior gets a news steering wheel design and refreshed trim options while as Carscoop tipster Leopaul pointed out; Lexus will also be offering a new optional rear-seat entertainment system on high-range models.

Perhaps even more importantly, Lexus is also introducing a new F Sport variant on the RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid (Japan also gets an RX 270 model).

The scanned pictures reveal that the F Sport trim adds a unique front fascia with a honeycomb-style insert, a spoiler kit, tinted lights and larger alloy wheels on the outside, plus a sports steering wheel, seats and trim including alloy pedals on the inside.

We couldn't translate the text (any help would be appreciated) but we assume that, like the new GS F Sport, the RX F Sport models should also benefit from several chassis tweaks.

Look for the updated 2013 Lexus RX making its online debut within the next few weeks.

Story References: Minkara

A big hat tip to Leopaul D.!


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