2016 Lexus RX Design and Engine

The brand new 2016 Lexus RX will make its debut at 2015 New York Auto Show. This popular SUV has always been one of Lexus best-selling vehicles.

Improvements and exterior design

2016 Lexus RX will represent the fourth generation of this model. It is a great vehicle for both, on and off driving. It will continue to ride on the same platform as Toyota Highlander, Camry and Avalon. It is said that it will be a bit larger than its predecessor. It will be much lighter because of the use of lightweight materials on the hood, tailgate, doors etc. which will all be made of aluminum. Therefore, it will be more aerodynamic and its fuel consumption will be improved. As far as the exterior design, it will be slightly restyled in order to look even more handsome. The mesh grille will be large and trimmed with chrome. The headlamps will be a bit refreshed and equipped with LED lights. The whole body will be perfectly proportioned and will look elegant.

2016 Lexus RX front

Design of interior

Speaking of the interior of 2016 Lexus RX, we can expect only the best.  The cabin will be made of high quality materials. The cabin will be capable to welcome five passengers. According to some rumors, it could have a third row of seats for the first time. But this information is still not confirmed. It will get new generation safety systems. Some of them are adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision system, camera, lane-departure warning etc. It will also be equipped with audio system, navigation, Bluetooth and many others.

2016 Lexus RX dashboard

2016 Lexus RX Powertrain and horsepower

It is still not confirmed what type of engine will be placed under the hood of 2016 Lexus RX. However, according to some speculations, it will be powered with the same engine as its predecessor. It is a 3.5-liter V6 which is able to make 270 HP and 240 pound-feet of torque. It could also be powered with a hybrid version combined with an electric motor which will produce around 300 HP. V8 turbocharged engine could also power new RX.  As for the transmission, it will most likely be 6-speed or an 8-speed automatic.

2016 Lexus RX rear view

Release date and price

2016 Lexus RX should appear on the market sometime in the middle of 2015, probably in the fall of the same year. Its base price is estimated to be around $50,000.

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