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Lexus RX Interior Design: A Hands-On Experience

Just as impressive on its futuristic inside as it is on its aggressively-sculpted outside, this luxury vehicle maintains remarkable elegance.

You might say that I'm a touchy-feely kind of person ... but not in the way you might initially think. With a background in interior design and a love for high fashion, I find it almost impossible to walk through an upscale clothing boutique or quality furniture store without running my fingers across the luxurious fabrics and intricate textiles. It's a soothing tactile vice that produces a rather euphoric sense of beauty and style.


So it was no surprise that I was pleasantly delighted when I slipped into the sophisticated all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h for the first time. Just as impressive on its futuristic inside as it is on its aggressively-sculpted outside, this five-door luxury utility vehicle has achieved a remarkable degree of elegance through the use of thoughtfully-combined design elements.


The power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel for example, optionally offered heated, is an artfully-modern combination of supple leather and polished wood which feels sumptuously akin in concept to a fur rug on a polished marble floor. This same leather material additionally adorns the shifter knob which is comfortably nestled into the center armrest and console unit where you'll find within reach an ergonomically-efficient Remote Touch computer mouse which controls the industry's first 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display.



Distinctive gray sapele wood inlayed with silver aluminum trim brings an avant-garde visual approach to the adjacent drink storage encasement which swoops up gradually as if to direct your eye and fingertips toward the available Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System which wafts 835 watts of patented, proprietary Clari-Fi sound technology through the 15 speakers located throughout the cockpit and cabin.


The semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats with showcased stitching, offered as part of the vehicle's luxury package, are comfortably form-fitting and reminiscent of the leather-covered stationery organizers you might find in sitting atop an executive office desk in an urban high-rise business setting. The driver-side and front-passenger seats also come optionally-equipped with 10-way power adjustment settings including memory buttons and can be heated or ventilated in accordance with varying exterior weather conditions.


Recently named to Ward's 10 Best Interiors List, the RX brings style into sharp focus starting at an MSRP of $43,020. So get a feel for the meticulously-handcrafted trim on an upscale Lexus RX by visiting a local dealership near you.


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