2016 Lexus RX Spied Testing With New Style

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Lexus is preparing a major update for the RX crossover and new spy photos give us a glimpse of its fresh styling.

Details on the upcoming redesigned crossover are sparse, though these photos show off a pretty radical new design. It does appear that the RX has grown a little bit overall, likely to create more space between it and its newly introduced sister vehicle, the NX. This growth may lead to Lexus offering a seven-passenger version of the RX.

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Weight loss is also on the table for the new RX through the use of aluminum in many different parts of the crossover. When it comes to powertrains, we expect that a V6 will continue to be offered alongside a hybrid setup. The new turbocharged four-cylinder engine introduced in the NX200t is also a possibility for the Lexus crossover.

An all-new suite of safety systems, known as “Toyota Safety Sense,” is also said to debuting on the new RX crossover in North America.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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