Toyota is in preparation for a new edition of its famous mid-sized crossover named the 2016 Lexus RX 450h. This model has been around since the 1990’s and has survived three generations. In the mid-sized crossover section, the Lexus RX faces strong competition from the likes of Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz M-class, the Tuareg, Ford Edge and Acura MDX.
However, the Lexus RX comes out as the best selling luxury SUV in the USA market so with the new model, comes very high expectations of changes and improvements in the design and performance as well. Carrying a new concept in the specifications and body design, the Lexus RX 450h will have a more awesome and luxurious look and also various significant improvements.
The all new Lexus RX 450h is a perfect car for people who want to drive a mid-size SUV that is high quality and which offers a fun and easy driving experience. Unlike the major mid-sized SUVs in the market, the 2016 Lexus Rx comes in a slightly smaller size which ensures the car movements are flexible and more swift. Instead of having a rather small body platform, the new model comes sporty but luxurious exterior design. The new exterior design really matches the new concept of a not only luxurious and sporty car but a more compact vehicle as well. However, the new model’s external look is dominated by a new redesigned front grille and and new designed LED headlights.
This new Lexus RX generation also uses aluminum in construction of most of its parts. This in turn sheds of some weight and improves performance and fuel economy as well. According to the latest reports from Toyota, the new version will also get a tailgate, door skins and an alloy bonnet to help it shed off some weight.
As a compact SUV, the 2016 Lexus RX 450h appears to have a small cabin but it is still spacious for the passenger. It will have five seats, situated in two rows, thus providing plenty of room for five people. Even though the cabin is for limited passengers, it still gains enough head room and leg room for a comfortable seating. Moreover, the new model is now equipped with more high tech features such as an upgraded music system with excellent speakers, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a dash mounted large touch-screen display. For the safety features, the car will have multiple airbags put on the side of the car and a stability control system. Also, navigation has been enhanced and will definitely be a huge plus for the new model.
The 2016 Lexus RX 450h will probably have a V8 high performance engine with 450 horsepower. The engine will also be a 4 cylinder and a turbocharged system with the support of a 8-speed automatic transmission. This will ensure that the new model is faster than its predecessor. However, there is a rumor that the Lexus RX 450h will also run on a hybrid engine for better off-road performance.
2016 Lexus RX 450h Price and Release Date
According to the latest news the 2016 Lexus RX 450h will go for a starting price of $50,000 for every version. However this car is expected to be out by march 2015.