Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has announced that the RX270 will be launched in Australia soon, where it will battle the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.
After it was launched just a month ago in Malaysia, the all-new Lexus RX is already available for its customers in Australia, where the Japanese based crossover is offering the RX350 as an entry-level version, which has been priced at $82,814. Aussies will soon get a new entry-level for the Asian crossover, in the shape of the RX270, which is expected to hit the continent soon for a price which might be set just below $70,000. Rumors are saying that the RX270 will get the two-wheel drive rather than the AWD in order to improve the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
The front-wheel drive 2013Lexus RX270 is being powered by a 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 138 kW at 5,800 rpm and it has a peak torque of 252 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The model is burning an average of 9.5 liters of fuel every 100 km and it’s emitting 222 g/km of CO2. The Lexus RX270 will complete the crossover lineup in Australia, which is currently made out of the RX350 ($82,814) and by the RX450h ($89,788).