Lexus has announced the complete technical specifications of the fourth generation 2016 Lexus RX for the U.S. market. The all-new RX aims to provide the flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle while providing driving comfort of a luxury sedan. It features new engine options, as well as enhanced driver aids and technologies like the Lexus Safety System+.
The front features the signature spindle grille with a chrome plated border complimented by the triple L-shaped LED headlamps. The aesthetic appeal of the LEDs is carried over to the rear with the tail lamps featuring L-shaped combination tail lamps that wrap around the rear quarter panels.
The 2016 RX also features a panoramic moonroof, flush-fitting headlight washers, redesigned SmartAccess door handles with illumination and solid roof rails. The MY2016 range also includes scratch-resistant self-restoring paint and adds three new exterior colour schemes: Autumn Shimmer, Nightfall Mica and Caviar. Three unique 20-inch alloy wheel options will be available.
The interior features a completely redesigned layout. It will be available with a choice of interior trim inserts like- Espresso Walnut, Matte Linear Dark Mocha Wood, Matte Bamboo, Striated Black and Gray Sapele Wood with Aluminum.
The cabin has been designed to carry five passengers in utmost comfort, and features a lowered rear floor to provide sedan like seating comfort. The cargo space has also been increased and is larger than any other crossover in the segment. The cargo space is now enough to accommodate four large suitcases or multiple golf bags. MY2016 adds Touch-Free Power Rear Door for the first time.
The 2016 RX will also be offered with an HD 8-inch or a 12.3-inch navigation system with updated graphics and enhanced Lexus Multimedia interface coupled with a Remote Touch Interface. The standard 9-speaker audio system features an 8-inch display with HD Radio, voice recognition microphone, micro SD card slot, two USB ports Bluetooth audio and AUX. A 12-speaker Pioneer audio system with 18-cm & 20-cm subwoofers will also be available.
Audiophiles can also opt for a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround System that incorporates Clari-Fi compressed music restoration technology along with Unity speaker design which brings together the high-range and mid-range cone positions as close as possible for enhanced sound output.
The 2016 Lexus RX will be powered by- a 3.5-litre Direct Injection V6 engine on the RX 350 and a 3.5-litre Direct Injection V6 Hybrid powertrain on the RX 450h. The gasoline-powered 3.5-litre engine in the RX 350 develops 295 hp at 6,300 rpm and 362 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with close gear ratios, for enhanced acceleration and economy.
The RX 450h will feature a reengineered 3.5-litre Direct Injection V6 Hybrid powertrain. The key components and control systems have been upgraded to deliver enhanced fuel economy while offering excellent performance and reduced emissions. The hybrid powertrain produces 308 hp at 6,000 rpm and 334 Nm of torque.
The 2016 Lexus RX will also be made available in F SPORT trim, exclusively in AWD configuration. The F SPORT trim level will add features like an 8-inch LCD instrumentation cluster, Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system and a sound generator that uses air pulsations to produce frequencies ‘pleasant to the ear’ during acceleration in the mid- to high-rpm range.
The F SPORT trim level features more aerodynamic exterior design to accentuate the lower centre of gravity design of the vehicle and will available with an exclusive Ultra White paint scheme among others. It also adds a blacked-out mesh grille, satin-finish chrome-plated lower protector, lower spoiler section and black mirror caps along with a satin-finish chrome plated lower bumper section at the rear.
The interior in the F SPORT trim level will receive exclusive colour choice of Rioja Red and quilting pattern on the seats. It will also sport perforated leather on the steering wheel and gear shift lever along with aluminum trim accents in the cabin and lightweight aluminium pedals. It also features exclusive 20-inch ten-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.
The press release and complete technical specifications are embedded below the image gallery.