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Lexus To Bring the Euro-Spec RX to Frankfurt, Features New V6 Hybrid Powertrain

Lexus wants to make sure their presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show is a strong one, and for that to happen, Toyota's luxury arm is bringing the Euro-spec 2016 RX on the stage.
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The SUV will premiere in Frankfurt on September 15, but until that day comes let's take some time to find out more about the vehicle, shall we?

We should also mention the RX is the brand's best-selling model in 26 years of existence, as three out of ten cars sold by Lexus are RX SUVs.

There are quite a few styling cues brought in by the smaller NX, but that's a good thing as far as we're concerned, since the niche needed a breath of fresh air and some boldness for that matter.

According to Lexus, the Euro-spec RX is using a "completely reengineered" 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 hybridized engine. The unit can deliver up to 313 horsepower and in terms of fuel efficiency, Lexus officials are talking about an optimistic average consumption of 5.2 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 120 g/km.

This was the RX 450h version we were talking about, but on selected markets, the Japanese brand will also offer the RX 200t variant wrapped around a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline mill and the RX 350, which uses the same 3.5-litre V6 direct-injection mill, sans the electric motor.

On the inside, the RX will try to attract European customers with amenities such as a Heads-Up Display, a central positioned 12.3-inch Lexus Premium Navigation, and a Panoramic View Monitor, useful for parking in tight spots.

We'll be covering live the Frankfurt Motor Show and without doubt we'll use the chance of seeing the Euro-spec RX in the metal to give you on-the-spot impressions on the SUV.

The 2016 RX will go into production later this month, and we expect the first models to populate Lexus dealerships across Europe by the end of the year.

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