Lexus has added a special Crafted edition of its mid-sized RX SUV.

Based on the Luxury grade and available with all three powertrains, the RX Crafted makes a visual impact with striking black coating for its 20-inch alloys and black accents for the grille, fog light bezels, mirror caps and rear bumper.

Other goodies include a moonroof and features normally reserved for higher grades: colour head-up display, 12.3-inch infotainment screen and premium 15-Speaker Mark Levinson audio with Clari-Fi technology.

Only 300 of the special-edition models will be offered for an additional $7100 above the cost of Luxury grades.

The five-seat Lexus RX Crafted will be available with the RX 300 turbo, RX 350 V6 petrol and RX 450h self-charging hybrid electric powertrains.

Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said the price step for the Lexus RX Crafted was about half-way to the F Sport variants that already offer many of the special-edition features as standard.

“The additional luxury and value of the stylish Lexus RX Crafted will attract a wider audience to a vehicle noted for its practicality, convenience, spaciousness and easy manoeuvrability,” he said.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.