2015 Lexus RX
The Lexus RX is a vehicle which is pretty similar to some Toyota’s models. First of all, you can compare it to Highlander, but its direct counterpart is the Toyota Harrrier. Toyota is making its Harrier for Japanese market exclusively. We can say that Lexus RX is a US version of Harrier. This vehicle has been already unveiled in last Tokyo Motor Show, few months ago.
Of course, we can see differences between two models, but it’s obvious that these crossovers are sharing many platform and design details. So, we can say that 2015 Lexus RX will be a Toyota Harrier’s version in US. The 2013 Lexus RX was one of the best selling SUVs in US with total of 45,818 units sold in first half of the year. It was also offered in few versions – RX 350, RX 450 and RX 450h Sport hybrid.
2015 Lexus RX changes
The 2015 Lexus RX is still in developing mode, so many more changes are to be made. Plan is to make 2015 Lexus RX more sporty and elegant. Of course, Lexus will pay attention on luxury details inside the cabin. Exterior will be refreshed with LED headlights which will be also placed on the side of the bumper, which could attain more attention. Cabin will have more changes. With updates of the technologies, seats will be new, which will make additional comfort and ease ride. Also, we can expect all standard and some extra safety features, because new Lexus RX is expected to be reliable and safe family crossover.
2015 Lexus RX engine
With current information, drivetrain of the last model of RX will be carried over to the 2015 Lexus RX. Because of the release date which is believed to be in next few months, there is no enough time to make big changes. Base models will come with 3.5-liter V6 that makes 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is mated to 6-speed auto gearbox. Transmission will use direct-downshift control to allow for quick shifting when needed.
It is also expected that 2015 RX will have few versions as current model. It is confirmed that we will have RX 350 and RX 450h. Hybrid version 2015 Lexus RX 450h will combine engine used on base models with electric motor, for a higher output of 295 hp and better fuel efficiency. It will be 32 MPG in the city for FWD and 30 MPG for AWD.
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