New 2021 Lexus RX Premium Sport Edition costs £57,165

Lexus announces sporty Premium Sport Edition model of RX SUV with black styling pack

  • Premium Sport Edition trim features black styling elements
  • Available as five-seat RX or 6/7-seat RX L
  • On sale now starting at £57,165

The new Lexus RX Premium Sport Edition is now available to order with a starting price of £57,165. This new mid-level trim specification for the RX SUV offers sporty black styling cues, model-specific 20-inch alloy wheels and an impressive amount of standard equipment.

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The Lexus RX Premium Sport Edition continues to be a rival to other luxury SUVs such as the Mercedes GLE and BMW X5.

2021 Lexus RX Premium Sport Edition: design

In keeping with new trim levels introduced for other models in the Lexus range, the Premium Sport Edition’s main selling point is the black cosmetic touches around the car. A darker version of Lexus’ huge iconic grille sits at the front, while the black wing mirrors and underguard offer a contrast against the Premium Sport Edition’s standard Sonic Grey metallic paintwork.

All RX Premium Sport Edition models feature a set of black 20-inch alloy wheels with a ‘sputtered’ finish.

Interior, technology and standard equipment

On the inside, the Premium Sport Edition continues the theme with new dual-tone black and white leather upholstery. Pure black and cream leathers are also available. The dashboard features open-pore black walnut trim pieces, which even extend to parts of the steering wheel.

The RX Premium Sport Edition trim level boasts plenty of standard kit, including a heads-up display, heated front and rear seats, a panoramic sunroof and a hands-free powered boot lid.

Safety features consist of blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, which alerts the driver and stops the vehicle if another car is obscured from view while reversing. The Premium Sport Edition is also bundled with Lexus’ Safety System +, which includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams and radar-guided cruise control that maintains a safe distance from the car in front.

Engines, performance and economy

All models of the RX are hybrids and the Premium Sport Edition is no different. There’s one powertrain available: a six-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor that together produce 308bhp. Thanks to four-wheel drive, this should be good for 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds in the RX, with the heavier ‘L’ model managing the sprint in just over eight seconds.

Lexus claims 35mpg in fuel economy for the RX.

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