Staying connected — and safe — with a demanding schedule is a modern-day necessity.

These requirements and guest feedback fuel the sleek design of the new 2020 Lexus RX and RXh with its wide range of cutting-edge functions. As the first Lexus with Android Auto, guests can access their smartphone features using the latest advanced safety technology without sacrificing style.

So, enjoy the drive while the 2020 Lexus RX helps handle the business of life. Here’s our top 5 in-car assists:

Stay Charged and Connected

The RX’s standard 8-inch touchscreen dashboard display gives guests easy access to the familiar interface of their smartphone. Six USB ports allow passengers to charge their devices simultaneously and keep the adventure going. The engine even starts remotely using select smart devices, thanks to the Lexus Enform Remote and Amazon Alexa integrations.

Ask for Your Playlists

Android Auto, a first for Lexus RX, offers guests access to their smartphones on the RX’s new touchscreen display. Apply CarPlay can also be engaged to play the Apple Music, Podcasts or display Apple Maps. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface and easy-to-use voice actions through the Google Assistant, each feature is integrated into the display through Lexus’ combined touchscreen and touchpad system.

Designed to minimize distraction, the 2020 Lexus RX allows guests to use their favorite music-streaming apps with ease while staying focused on the road. From Spotify’s Road Trip to Pandora’s Family Road Trip, enjoy endless access to a diverse set of playlists specially curated for the drive.

Answer the Door from the Road

The Lexus Multimedia System features in-car integrations, like Google Assistant, to sync home and vehicle voice services. In addition to news updates, driving directions and vehicle status notifications, guests can check on their home without taking their eyes off the road. A simple voice command lets drivers check their doorstep for a package delivery, see who is ringing the doorbell or switch on the lights before reaching home.

Check the Weather Before You Arrive

Hoping to avoid inclement weather on an upcoming camping trip or a ski getaway? With Apple CarPlay, drivers can detect and dodge bad weather by accessing the iPhone® interface via the Lexus RX or RXh dashboard display. Ask Siri for the weather report, along with the nearest hotel to spend the night.

Know Who Else Is on the Road

 On a tight schedule? The 2020 Lexus RX adds Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment. It offers daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection along with Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) to help ensure all passengers and cargo arrive safely at the final destination.

Originally published on August 23, 2019

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