The 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport will probably be released by the fourth quarter of 2015. The vehicle will have up to three rows of seats contrary to previous models. This will be either optional or standard configuration. The 2016 Lexus RX is a 4th-generation vehicle that will appeal to clients in the luxurious cars market segment. This new series SUV is expected to receive top notch upgrades regarding its design, features and performance.
2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The exterior design for the 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport concept is borrowed from the 2012 Lexus model. However, the vehicle chassis will be made using lightweight and aluminum material that makes the 5 seats SUV retail at a premium. The hood, tailgate and other closures of the vehicle will also be made of aluminum, this will obviously make the car expensive but that can eventually contribute to the vehicle’s fuel economy. The 2016 Lexus RX project leader has hinted that the reason for using lighter and durable metal is to increase the performance of the vehicle two-fold and keep the curb weight below 4500 pounds.
However, Lexus engineers expect to fix this limitation by appropriately increasing the 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport dimensions. By making it a few inches, more legroom and trunk space is created for a 3-row seat option. This will consequently reduce the headroom in order to maintain the center of the vehicle of gravity. There is barely any modifications to the taillights, but the front headlights are obtusely angled to give the car the sports like feeling. The 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport has a slight resemblance to the Lexus NX, the rear dual tailpipes and spoiler will add the sports flare that the engineers seek to achieve.
2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport: Engine Specs
Information regarding the vehicle’s engine is still under wraps. However, most likely the car will have 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower and 248 lb feet of torque. This will be complemented by a six-speed automatic transmission for the front wheel drive control or an eight-speed automatic transmission for the four wheel drive control. The exclusive eight speed programmed transmission in the 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport will be supported by a 2015 model gearbox and an active torque controller for all the four wheels. In order to meet expected demand in the hybrid market segment, a 2016 Lexus hybrid engine will be included depending on the buyer’s preference.
The electric engine will effectively increase the 3.5 liter V6 engine horsepower to 295. The exterior color will be shiny black or the silver color for the day view release. Expected interior redesigns include touchscreen attached to the back seats and enough legroom for the second row. The center console displays navigation maps that are regularly updated through the vehicle’s wireless communication. The steering wheel is centrally fitted with the Lexus logo and covered with leather. All seats are also covered with beautifully knitted leather. The trunk has plenty of space for a family of five but consumers expecting the 3-row seats may face luggage space limitations.
2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport: Release Date and Price
As much Toyota has succeeded in keeping this vehicle details a secret, corporate leaks reveal that the 2016 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport retail price may start at $ 46 000 going upwards. The 3 seat row Lexus RX will possibly go for $ 55 000.