2016 Lexus RX 450h – Luxury SUV at the 2015 NY Auto Show. After pioneering in the segment of the luxury crossover-utility sport market, once again Lexus has succeeded to redefine the game by unveiling the all-new 2016 Lexus RX, with a hybrid model steadily as a part of the lineup, at the 2015 New York Auto Show that was held this April. This, all-time best selling model in Lexus’s 26 years of existence was sold in more than 2.1 million units, globally. Placing its confidence in those numbers, the new fourth-generation Lexus RX Hybrid 2016 is expected to continue such trend. For the first time there will be a Lexus RX F Sport Hybrid.
2016 Lexus RX 450h redesign
Inside of 2016 Lexus RX 450h is luxurious and elegant with various color combinations that can satisfy wide range of drivers, featuring especially finished Yamaha laser-cut ornamentation for the acutely refined users. Information display area has 12.3-in. monitor with full-screen map, which is situated in the center of the console enabling also a 360 degree look of the cars surroundings. Another new feature is the retractable power panorama moonroof and rear seat entertainment system that includes 11.6-in. dual screens in the back of the front headrests.
Designers have obviously been hard at work because the new Lexus RX Hybrid 2016 makes an impressive visual impression at first look. Styling is more aggressive and front end is completely changed having now emboldened spindle grille, angular sides and L-shaped LED headlamps. By using new sheet metal, Lexus has managed to conceal the chassis and is now using great amount of aluminum in order to reduce weight of the car. Alongside of the new LED fog lamps, 2016 Lexus RX 450h also has the LED daytime running lights. Dynamic car profile is achieved by a sharp style individuality that runs from the front fenders, through a flowing roofline to the rear end. But there is more than just this eye pleasing moment, such design is intended to increase the stability at high speed and reduce wind noise. Blacked out C pillars give it a final distinctive design touch.
Lexus RX Hybrid 2016 specs
The 2016 Lexus RX 450h is powered by a 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline V-6 with new eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination of the engine and the electric motor gives out 300 horsepower, which with all-wheel-drive system offers great performance. All RX engines have been tuned up for high fuel economy and low carbon emissions, while not needing the premium gasoline. When it comes to safety the new Lexus RX Hybrid 2016 features new Lexus Safety System+ which includes Pre-Collision System, Lane-Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beam.
2016 Lexus RX 450h release date and price
After the unveiling at the NY Auto show, the Lexus RX Hybrid 2016 is expected to hit the dealerships late in 2015, where this luxury SUV will be priced around $50,000 range. The main competitors to the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h will be Infiniti QX60 Hybrid, Audi Q5 Hybrid and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.