The new 2016 Lexus RX 450h comes with many changes and expectations are very high. Because of the new performances that this model offers, new body design, and several other significant improvements, the customers will experience a more luxurious and a more modern look of the SUV. It will go on sale by the end of this year.
Exterior and Interior Design
As far as the outside appearance goes, the new design of the 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid, makes it the perfect car choice for people who are searching for a very high quality mid-sized SUV which offers fun and easy driving experience. The difference between the other major mid-sized SUVs on the market and the new 450h, is that it is a little bit smaller in size. This only means that the car is swift and flexible while moving. It comes with a sportier look as well as an exterior design that highlights luxury. The dominating part of the car is the front end, with a new redesigned grille and LED powered headlights. When building this vehicle, for the most of the parts the engineers used aluminum, which in return helped in reducing weight and improving its overall performance and fuel consumption. Furthermore, to even more reduce the weight, the hood, tailgate and door skins are made of alloy. Also worth mentioning are the impressive 19-inch alloy wheels.
Having in mind that the new model of the 2016 Lexus RX 450h is an SUV, the inside does appear small, but once you are inside, it is actually very spacious. The new model comes with two seat rows, and it can accommodate up to 5 adult passengers, giving them a great sense of comfort and providing them more than enough head space and leg room. It is equipped with superior high-tech features such as the Mark Levinson audio system with excellent speakers, automatic dual zone climate control, and a large touch screen mounted on the dashboard and Bluetooth. To ensure the safety of the passengers, the car will come equipped with multiple airbags that are also located at the sides of the car, and a stability control system. One of the features that is also included is the upgraded navigation system which will give it a huge advantage over the other SUVs on the market.
Engine, Specs, Performance
Under the hood of the 2016 Lexus RX 450h awaits a slightly upgraded version of the same Atkinson Cycle V-6 engine found in the current model. The combination of this engine, electric motors and hybrid drive system is capable of producing a total output of 300 horsepower. The suspension is mostly carried over from the 2015 models, but a new Adaptive Variable Suspension is added, and depending on driving conditions, it automatically and continuously adjusts dampers. Just like in the previous models, the new one will be available in FWD and AWD variants, which has an additional electric motor drive unit designed to give the power to the rear wheels. This year, for the first time, the F Sport package will be also available on the RX450h Hybrid.
2016 Lexus RX 450h Release Date, Price
When it comes to the release date, the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid will be available for buying at the end of this year. Pricing will be announced closer to that time, but the predictions of some auto enthusiasts are that it will cost around $50,000, more or less.
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