Adding value to the current Lexus SA SUV line-up is a selection of spec changes for the LX, RX and NX derivatives. These include interior and technology-focused upgrades which are driven by the brand’s “Kaizen” improvement philosophy.

The model to receive the most kit is the NX which now includes a new EX trim for the 300h derivative. From the driver’s seat, all trims are provided with a change in colour for the tachometer; the supplementary area has been changed from red to pink. The Steering wheel horn pad design has also been updated with the compact Lexus emblem while the ornamentation of the inside door handles are now finished with a metallic coating.

As for spec changes, the EX (R760 900) now features keyless entry for the back door while F Sport (R901 500) and Hybrid SE (R992 000) models ship standard with the 14-speaker Mark Levinson sound system. For a premium sound, a new-generation amplifier is available, too. The flagship range specs also receive a new Active Sound Control.

Furthermore, three new colours for EX, SE and Hybrid models are introduced; Terrane Khaki, Celestial blue and Black. For the F Sport, White Nova, Terrane Khaki, Celestial Blue and Black are added to the spectrum.

For added safety and convenience, park distance control for the EX and SE now boasts front and rear “Intelligent Clearance Sonar” technology.

Changes to the RX and LX range are not as extensive. For the RX, all trims are provided with enhanced quality for the seat upholstery. These range from natural leather for the EX (R1 053 100) to natural high leather for the L (R1 131 400), F Sport (R1 178 200) and SE (R1 369 200). For added safety, seatbelt warnings are now standard for both front and rear rows.     The EX grade is further improved with Dynamic Auto Headlamps.

The flagship Toyota Land Cruiser 200-based LX (R1 894 100 for the 5,7-litre petrol and R1 827 600 for the 4,5-litre turbodiesel) now benefits from wireless headsets for the passengers and seatbelt warning buzzers for the front passenger. The Terrane Khaki shade first seen on the UX will be available for its larger sibling, too. This is joined by a new Ochre cabin trim which adopts a natural clay earth shade with a mixture of contrasting clay and sand tones.