2015 Lexus RX Review, The fourth generation of the RX pulls a style, inspired by the “little sister” NX, that stands out in the panorama of the luxury SUV. The Lexus RX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV sold since 1998 by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. Originally released in its home market of Japan in late 1997 as the Toyota Harrier, export sales began in March 1998 as the Lexus RX. Three generations of the Lexus RX have been produced to date, the first being compact in size, and the latter two classified as mid-size. Both front- and four-wheel drive configurations have been used on the RX series, and several gasoline powertrain options, including V6 engines and hybrid systems, have been offered. In the Lexus model lineup, the RX sits below the larger GX and LX body-on-frame SUVs, and above the smaller NX crossover. The RX name stands for Radiant Crossover. It has also been labelled as “Recreation Cross Country” in some markets. (wikipedia)
STYLE FAMILY – With over 2.1 million units delivered, the Lexus RX is the best-selling model in the 26 year history of Lexus, the luxury brand of Toyota. Suffice it to say that every ten models sold, three are RX. A success story, therefore, that the Lexus plans to continue with the fourth generation has just been presented at the show in New York. Lengthened by 12 cm (for a total of 489 cm) and stylistically unconventional, following the path traced by the smaller NX, the RX sports a sophisticated look, edgy and far more dynamic than in the past. Among the original ideas, to signal the particular pillar that returns to the eye effect “floating” roof and deep scratching at the low of the side. Appear particularly well, the interior with the large central screen 12.3-inch multimedia system to dominate the scene.
FORWARD WITH HYBRID – The Lexus RX will be available in Italy in 450h hybrid version with an updated 3.5 V6 petrol engine mated to an electric power system of 300 hp. The transmission is a new 8-speed automatic. The dynamic performance benefits as well as four-wheel drive, a stiffened chassis, suspension optimized (optional electronic damping) system and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), which helps the car to maintain traction. On the active safety, Lexus debuted the package Safety System which includes: automatic braking, lane change warning involuntary, automatic headlights, blind spot monitoring and traffic back when reversing and adaptive cruise control.
2015 Lexus RX Review Disadvantages – The exhibition gives extra oomph to the F Sport Lexus RX thanks to a series of specific details. The grille has a polished diamond hourglass instead of horizontal strips while the alloy wheels are 20-inch graphite. It also changes the internal instrumentation, steering wheel sporty cut trimmed in perforated leather and combinations of colors and materials. Are standard suspension damping electronic and Sport S driving modes in addition to those Eco, Normal and Sport called up from the selector on the center console.