2016 Lexus RX 350 Redesign, Specifications and Release Date

The 2016 Lexus RX 350 is expected to due soon in early 2015. The luxury crossover has been showing an impressive performance in term of sales number in the U.S. market. Toyota certainly wants to take advantage of this situation by releasing the next-generation RX 350 to win the tight competition in luxury crossover market segment.

2016 Lexus RX 350

Exterior

It will be built at the same plant in Cambridge, Ontario where the current RX is built and should continue to be offered in RX 350 and RX 450h variants. It will be built at the same plant in Cambridge, Ontario where the current RX is built and should continue to be offered in RX 350 and RX 450h variants. An eight-speed automatic is expected to be fitted across the range, and there should be an F Sport performance trim level too.

First of all, Lexus RX comes in slightly larger size. This circumstance means that this SUV will bring excellent mobility along with more luxury. The buyer can count on superior driving experience, because this car is very comfortable. The external appearance of the car is dominated by a redesigned front grille and a new, improved look of LED headlamps.

In addition to using more aluminum, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed to Automotive News that the automaker is also looking at using more mixed materials and resins to help further save weight. The practice is already used extensively by the German makes and relies on the use of lightweight materials, such as composites, for certain non-structural components that would be made of heavier steel in conventional designs.

2016 Lexus RX 350 Side View

Interior

2016 Lexus RX brings changes in the segment of interior. Characteristics are the luxurious look and hi tech performance. Interior of the vehicle will be comfortable and spacious. Seats will be covered with soft leather, and as already mentioned the company is thinking about increasing the number of seats. Passengers will be able to enjoy a comfortable ride while traveling to any destination. Safety car was built on a high level, and only some of the security features include: system stability control and side air bags. Other features that will be standard equipment in the new model are: Bluetooth, rear view camera, navigation system and head between rows. Some of the functions that will be found in the new 2016 Lexus RX are: the touch screen , dual-zone air conditioning, high-quality audio system, etc.

2016 Lexus RX 350 Interior

Powertrain

The engine will be a high-performance, probably V8 engine with 350 hp. Aisin automatic gearbox with 8-speed will provide great support for the new powerful engine. otherwise, Aisin is daughter company of the Toyota, so it would seem that all new, stronger models will have this transmission. Otherwise, the same gearbox where used forVolkswagen Touareg and Volvo XC90. The new 2016 Lexus RX 350 will have a rear-wheel drive (earlier models had mostly front-wheel drive). In the process of development is a hybrid version of this car, which will have a great driving range. Rumors say that the second, electric power train will have a power of over 100 HP.

2016 Lexus RX 350 Release Date and Price

The 2016 Lexus RX 350 is expected to be revealed in the first half of 2015 as 2016 model year. Meanwhile, pricing is expected to start at $52,000 and will go up to $60,000 with additional equipment. We will update you soon as more information become available.

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