All-New 2016 Lexus RX Is Revealed with Bolder Style, Boosted Safety
While other companies were busy announcing fake products and services on April Fools’ Day this year, Lexus wasn’t kidding around when it unveiled the bold new generation of its best-selling RX crossover SUV. Featuring a seriously aggressive exterior, the 2016 Lexus RX debuted at the New York International Auto Show with the promise of greater responsiveness, affordable active-safety technology and increased comfort and convenience.
Though the 2016 RX is still instantly recognizable as the luxury SUV that drivers have come to love, its sculpted silhouette has been enhanced by a more prominent spindle grille, muscular front fenders and blacked-out C-pillars that create the appearance of a floating roof. That emotive design language will be complemented by a more engaging ride thanks to the SUV’s strengthened body structure and newly available Adaptive Variable Suspension. The 2016 RX has also received an extra 30 horsepower from an upgraded version of the current model’s standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, giving it a total of 300 horsepower.
Despite that emphasis on daring design and performance, the new 2016 model should be the safest RX yet, especially when it is equipped with the newly available Lexus Safety System+. As a fully integrated active-safety technology suite, the Lexus Safety System+ will lower the costs of automated pre-collision braking for buyers by packaging together the brand’s Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beam. Other new, innovative technology options in the 2016 Lexus RX will include a color heads-up display and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
Considering all of these advancements in style, performance and technology, the Lexus RX is definitely poised to build on its lead as the best-selling luxury SUV when the 2016 model goes on sale later this year. If you can’t wait until then to get behind the wheel of Lexus’ most popular vehicle, you’ll find plenty to love about the current generation of the SUV, so check out our Lexus RX inventory and schedule a test-drive at our Florida Lexus dealership today!