The 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover segment is one that Lexus arguably put on the map when it introduced its RX luxury utility vehicle (no, not “LUV”). Lexus claims that it created the midsize luxury SUV segment when it debuted the original RX 300 in 1998. The automaker also claims that it still dominates that class with the current RX accounting for about 25 percent of sales within its segment.
2016 Lexus RX Specs
The new 2016 Lexus RX feature a substantial redesign with a new style that still says “RX” but more deeply integrating the current hallmarks of Lexus’ design language. Similar to the recently debuted NX crossover. The 2016 Lexus RX isn’t just a crossover; it’s a fashion accessory. It sports the brand’s signature spindle grille that is flanked by triple L-shaped LED headlamps. The narrow lamps seem to give the RX a stern, confident look. Its seriousness and fashion-forward look is driven home by the angular grooves that cut from the fog lamps down to the aggressive front lip. Completing the package is a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior is just as fashion forward, with a high-quality trim meant to emulate the cuts of a well tailored outfit. For that extra bit of bling, Yamaha laser-cut ornamentation is available for those who are looking for that last touch that brings it all together. Drivers are treated to an available color heads-up-display projected on the windshield, as well as a 12.3-inch color monitor on the center stack. The 2016 Lexus RX a fully independent suspension, with MacPherson struts in the front and a double wishbone rear setup. An electronic Adaptive Variable Suspension is available as well to ensure the best ride and handling depending on the conditions.
2016 Lexus RX Engine
2016 Lexus RX will be powered primarily by 3.5-liter V-6 engines. The RX 350 uses a revised version of Toyota/Lexus’ 3.5-liter direct injected V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The RX 450h uses an Atkinson cycle V-6 that is augmented by the automaker’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Both power trains are targeting 300 horsepower, but final figures haven’t been stated. 2016 Lexus RX tangggal release and the price could not be confirmed, but we very much hope that the 2016 Lexus RX will soon be introduced in the world.