Next Generation Lexus RX Coming at 2015 New York Auto Show

Remember when Lexus vice president Jeff Bracken said last year they could bring two new cars at the Detroit Auto Show? We all thought it will be the GS F and the all-new RX, but it turned out the latter wasn’t ready and to keep the promise they brought an RC F GT3 racecar. This leaves the RX to debut at the New York Auto Show (NYAS), hopefully...
2016 Lexus RX rendering 1 photo
Edmunds claims the all-new Lexus RX will make its debut at the 2015 NYAS in April, with the automaker having enough time left to sort out whatever it has to be done in order to make the car commercially available later this year.

The upcoming Lexus RX crossover has been spotted early this year being tested and looking almost ready to roll under its camouflage; aesthetically at least. Mechanically it could receive the new 2-liter turbocharged engine the automaker debuted on the smaller NX to replace the current V6, plus some suspension/steering adjustments.

Dealerships’ demands for a seven-seater SUV could also mean the new RX could be a bit more stretched to make room for the third row, although we can’t see any wheelbase difference in the photos that surfaced the internet.

Aesthetically, Lexus is most likely evolving the current RX’s shapes, making it look sleeker and sharper, using a NX-inspired front fascia, redesigned taillamps, dual exhausts integrated in the bumper, redrawn waistline and new rims. The interior is expected to change as well and gain Lexus’ new touchpad controlled infotainment system.

There are no more details at the moment, but do keep an eye on us to stay updated as the New York Auto Show approaches.


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