Lexus has shown the fifth generation of the RX, describing it as a completely reinvented model that opens a new chapter for the original luxury SUV.

Three electrified variants will be available in Europe. The core model for the UK and Western Europe is the RX 450h+ featuring Lexus’s plug-in hybrid electric technology. With the new RX 350h, Lexus says it is introducing an efficient alternative to smaller diesel and petrol powertrains. There will also be a turbocharged hybrid model, the RX 500h.

Koji Sato, President of Lexus International, said: “For the all-new RX we were determined to keep the Lexus DNA of supreme quality, ride comfort and refinement and elevate the driving experience to the next level, delivering a unique Lexus driving signature”.

Together with the recently launched NX and newly revealed RZ, Lexus says RX will help build the ‘Next Chapter’ of the Lexus brand. These three models, it says, represent the strongest offensive yet by Lexus in the D-E Premium SUV market, the heart of the company’s business.