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 |  May 30 2012, 8:01 AM

Making Lexus luxury more affordable in the crossover segment, the RX270 is expanding to new markets, though don’t look to find it at your local dealer – yet.

Lexus Australia has announced it will be adding a new, entry-level RX270 to its SUV lineup sporting a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder gas engine with 185-hp.

The ‘land down under’ will benefit from not only a lower price point, but a more fuel efficient RX model that will be available in two-wheel drive only. Chances are, the RX270 will be priced at around $70,000 Australian – about $69,000 US. If that sounds mighty expensive for an entry-level RX, it is compared to our market. Put to put it into perspective, the RX350 is $82,814 Australian.

By making the RX270 two-wheel drive only, it saves almost 300 lbs from its weight compared to the RX350 model. The Australian market will also be seeing F Sport variants of the RX model to the new, third-generation RX.

With the success the RX350 has had in the US, Lexus has given no indication that it will offer a more affordable and more fuel efficient RX270 here.

[Source: Car Advice]

  • Keith H

    No thanks. A smaller Lexus crossover, sure, but not some gutless POS.