2016 Lexus RX Release date and Price

2016 Lexus RX

Toyota has announced the next generation of  crossover 2016 Lexus RX. As we can already assume,it will bring many changes and big innovations in its design.

Exterior Design and Changes

2016 Lexus RX is a mid-sized SUV which is going to be slightly larger than its predecessor. However, since nowadays many automakers decide to use lighter materials in fabrication of vehicles to cut its weight, Toyota will also use aluminum in the construction of new RX (in the hood, tailgate and other parts)and in that way, it will reduce its weight so it will be much lighter and will boost fuel efficiency. It should ride on the latest Toyota Highlander platform. Front grille and LED headlamps will be improved and have more attractive look. The bumpers will be stronger and redesigned as well. With refreshed and attractive appearance and ability to go any type of terrain, it will be one of the favorite cars worldwide.

2016 Lexus RX side

2016 Lexus RX Interior Improvements

The interior of 2016 Lexus RX will be convenient and modern which was expected from this Japanese company since it has a reputation for making luxurious and comfortable cars. The cabin will have five comfortable seats placed in two rows of which front are adjustable. However, according to the latest speculations, one model will appear, for the first time with three rows of seats. It will certainly be very-well equipped with modern tech features such as dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, navigation, touch screen display, a 12-speaker audio system and lots of others.

2016 Lexus RX dashboard

Engines and Transmission

What type of powertrain will use 2016 Lexus RX is still a secret, but according to the rumors, it could be powered with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which is used in a current model, able to produce 270 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated with a six-speed or an eight-speed automatic transmission. It could easily appear with a hybrid version which will use current engine combined with an electric motor and will be capable of making more than 300 horsepower. Likewise, it may be powered with a V8 turbocharged engine delivering 350 horsepower. It will be available with two drive options:  front and all-wheel drive.

2016 Lexus RX rear

Release Date and Price

2016 Lexus RX should go on sale in the fall of 2015 and its base price should be around $ 52,000 and will be even higher which will depend on equipment and engine type. The main competitors will be Audi Q5, Acura MDX and BMW X5.

 

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