Posted Jan 4th 2014 3:14PM
According to our expectations 2015 Lexus RX will be launched in the second half of next year at some car show. After being introduced revolution in the luxury SUV category with the first RX model in 1998. years, Lexus has revolutionized when it comes to hybrid version of the luxury SUV model first hybrid from 2004th year. It has long been known that the Lexus luxury brand that operates within Toyota. Nothing new. It is known that not too many models, but what has really a lot to be proud of. Certainly will be first presented the 2015 Lexus RX 350, while the hybrid version RX 400h will appear a few months later.
The Lexus RX is based on a model Toyota Harrrier. This Toyota’s model is the most represented in the Japanese market, and now Toyota unveiled a new generation of Harrrier model. Given that all auto experts agree that the RX luxury version Harrrier model, we can assume that the changes will get this new SUV. According to our information, it will get a big design changes. It is mentioned that it will almost certainly get a spindle-shaped grille. The greenhouse is also a different shape, coming to a sharper point at the back, and the mirrors are fixed to the A-pillar not to the door panel. The Taillamps are revised, the tailgate has a new profile and there’s a pseudo-diffuser at the bottom of the rear bumper. Subtle changes, to be sure, but then Toyota and Lexus are known for their evolutionary approach to styling. The interior has apparently undergone some updates as well, with a more dynamically styled dashboard, a more symmetrical center stack and different seats, steering wheel, door panels. All in all, the new 2015 Lexus RX will be really fantastic.
So we believe that the engine range will remain the same. That is, the 2015 Lexus RX 350 will be powered with 3.5-liter V6 that makes 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that uses direct-downshift control to allow for quick shifting when needed. The fuel-efficient 2015 Lexus RX 450h hybrid combines the same V6 engine with an electric motor for higher power (295 horsepower channeled through a CVT) and efficiency (32 mpg in the city for the front-wheel-drive 450h, 30 mpg in the all-wheel-drive form). The maximum capacity is approximately 3,500 pounds.
As we said the release date of this model is expected in mid of 2014. The 2015 Lexus RX basic price will be slightly above 41000 dollars, while the price of the hybrid version will be around 48000 dollars. These are just estimated prices, and will have to wait a little longer to have detailed information.