The New Lexus RX300: Changing The Way An SUV Should Be - Key Features

The New Lexus RX300


Key Points
  • World's most successful luxury SUV - more than half a million sold since sales began
  • Bigger, bolder, more dynamic design
  • Three model derivatives - RX300, RX300 SE and RX300 SE-L
  • Now on sale in the UK with on-the-road prices from £28,955
  • Nine airbags fitted as standard
  • LED technology for fast-illuminating rear brake lights
  • Exclusive Mark Levinson audio system provides superb sound reproduction (SE-L)
  • Revised 3.0-litre V6 VVT-i petrol engine offers enhanced performance and economy
  • Engine already compliant with 2005 Euro IV emissions standards
  • New five-speed electronically-controlled automatic gearbox - sequential shift function
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), four-channel ABS and Brake Assist (BA) standard on all models
  • Four-wheel variable height air suspension system standard on RX300 SE-L
  • Rear seat split-folds 40:20:40 for versatile load/accommodation configurations
  • Manufactured in one of the world's highest quality production plants
  • Best in class CO2 emissions levels, 288g/km
  • Unique-in-class driver's knee airbag and large side airbags standard on all models
  • Unique-in-class rear parking camera monitor for greater convenience and safety
  • Unique-in-class power operated tailgate and retracting tonneau cover
  • Adaptive Front-light System (AFS) improves vision through corners
Short Story

Five years after the original Lexus RX300 created the luxury sport utility segment and became a best seller with more than 500,000 units sold worldwide, the new generation Lexus RX300 further raises the segment benchmarks.

The new RX300 improves on every aspect of the outgoing model, making a quantum leap in safety, driving dynamics and refinement to move it even further ahead of other vehicles in the luxury SUV segment.

continues... | Part Two
Published 25 May 2003 Melanie Carter

The information contained this Lexus news article may have changed since publication on the 25 May 2003. Our car specifications, reviews, and prices may only apply to the UK market. You may wish to check with the manufacturer or your local Lexus dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce our car news in full or part, in any format without our written permission. © 2018