This Week In Trucks: Volume 20

2023 Lexus RX 500h

Lexus was one of the pioneers of the luxury crossover segment launching the first RX back in the late 1990s. It’s doing something new once again with the fifth generation offering for the first time an F SPORT 500h model, slated to arrive at the end of the year.

2023 Lexus RX 500h

The vehicle introduces a fresh hybrid electric setup comprised of a 2.4-litre turbocharged engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and a high-output electric motor mounted at the rear axle, sending a combined 367 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a Direct4 all-wheel drive system.

Built on Toyota’s GA-K architecture shared with the NX and others, the longer wheelbase provides more rear-seat room while overall length remains the same as the outgoing version. The RX also showcases an evolved form of the Lexus signature spindle grille.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland

For Toyota RAV4 Hybrid buyers that would like to take their vehicles off the beaten path, the automaker is delivering a solution in the Woodland Edition.

Sold in Midnight Black Metallic, Cavalry Blue and white, the compact SUV packs a TRD-tuned suspension designed to provide a smooth ride over bumpy trail terrain and pothole-riddled pavement alike. Rugged Falken WILDPEAK AT tires are standard, as are raised black roof rack cross bars and a 120-volt invertor to juice up a variety of portable household electronics.

2023 Toyota RAV4 Woodland Edition

In addition, the limited release includes stronger flow-formed bronze-coloured wheels, custom all-weather floor and cargo mats, as well as black badging, mud guards and dual black chrome exhaust tips.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast

Ram Brand’s most powerful pickup is already badass enough on its own, but the supercharged truck receives an appearance package kicking things up a notch.

Based on the Level 2 equipment group, the special TRX is painted Mojave Sand bundles unique graphics, black 18-inch bead lock capable wheels, dual pane panoramic sunroof, spray-in bedliner, cargo tie-downs, bed-step and an LED cab-mounted brake light. The interior boasts Light Frost contrast stitching, an embroidered logo on the seat back, carbon fibre trim, flat bottom steering wheel, head-up display and more.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast

Still propelling the beast is a 6.2-litre supercharged HEMI V8 pushing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Arrives this summer.

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