New York, April 7, 2015
What is the most successful Lexus model? Given the parlous state sales of Toyota's luxury brand in Germany you have to consider: It's called the RX SUV for the brand, which competes against VW Touareg and co. So far, 2.1 million Lexus RX have been sold, many of them in the United States. That's about a third of the total sales of the brand. No wonder, then, that Lexus ( 3 to 12 April 2015) introduces the new RX on the auto show NYIAS in New York.
Even at first glance falls on the new, ultra-edged design that is based on the 26 centimeters shorter Lexus NX. This is also the reason that the RX At length in size and growing from 4.77 meters to 4.89 meters now. Five inches more wheelbase to the rear passengers benefit that can make yourself comfortable on electrically adjustable and heated furniture. The cockpit has a head-up display and a central touch screen that is 12.3 inches tall. The assistance systems are moving in the great common frame and adjust the light beam, the distance control or monitor the blind spot. On offer is also a panoramic view for better parking.
Under the hood of the new Lexus RX hybrid drive uses a 3.5-liter V6 and a system output of 300 hp. For details make the Japanese yet, but a clue are the 292 hp of the similarly powered GS 450h. The RX-wheel drive is standard, front and rear axles have been re-tuned. Optionally provides a variable damping system. For price and a market launch in Germany, Lexus has not yet ruled . (rh)