2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid

The release of a new 2016 Lexus RX 450h car is expected late this summer. The car is going to offer enhanced fuel ratings and a visual experience that is just perfect for the class. Lexus was actually the first vehicle to offer a hybrid powertrain inside a luxury crossover car and it has done so back in 2005 with the RX. The 2016 model builds upon this premise and enhances the ability of a hybrid luxury vehicle.

Its hybrid sibling the 350 has been remodeled as well and receives an update but the 450h version has gone through much more. Giving a better exterior look to the car will attract fans even more and the added convinces on the inside are also promised for the upcoming model. Not to mention the most important part of the design and that is the powertrain of the car which is going to be more powerful thanks to some fine craftsmanship form the designers of Lexus.

As you can see from the provided pictures, the 2016 version of the Lexus RX 450 h hybrid car is one handsome devil and it owes this to its many enhancements that were made. Read more about this car in the review and find out if it is a great choice for you to purchase.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid exterior

The changes of the new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid look for the vehicle being up front of it with the some minor style changes. Actually a big style changes is the incorporation of a spindle grille that is a standard feature for all Lexus vehicles and particularly recently released models.  The 450h version has a gapping maw up front and is completely different from the 350 version which actually uses a design with a mesh grille. Everything up front has been redesigned and receives a new look. Starting from the headlamps, the front fender flares, a new bumper and even adding fog lamps as well. Maybe the liens are not as sharp as the ones seen in the NX model but they are pretty angular and provide an aggressive style for the RX hybrid model now.

Looking at the sides, you will notice that the side creases have also become much more angular. The C-pillars are blacked out while the rear has also received a more sharper look than before. The taillights have been redesigned in a way that they are much wider but the entire profile of the back resembles the RX model. This is not the same for the front end, so by combining these two different styles we get a pretty handsome looking and well design vehicle now.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid front

Powertrain

Under the hood the 2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid uses a Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6. This engine design is actually based on the 3.5-liter V6 one which is used inside the RX 350 car. This engine can produce a power of around 300 horsepower when it is combined with en electric motor generator. This is an increase of almost 5 points compared with the power produced by the last year’s car. The power is sent to the front wheels using an updated 8-speed automatic transmission which provides much better characteristics than before. There have not been any official mileage numbers released yet, but we assume that they are going to measure somewhere around 32 mpg city/28 highway/30 combined, for the front-wheel version while  all-wheel-drive 2016 RX 450h may produce  30/28/29.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid side

Interior

The inside of the 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid has not been dramatically redesigned. The Hybrid car will use the similar setup that it had on the inside as before and apart from some minor changes it is virtually the same car as before. Thanks to the increase of the wheelbase of 1.9 inches and the overall increase of dimensions of the car of 5 inches, the car has gained a lot of space inside which provides more legroom for the passengers inside. Besides additional space there are some other comfort enhancing features that are added. Rear passengers may enjoy  outboard rear seats and new 11.6-inch monitors mounted on the back of the front headrests.

The second row of seats contains the 60/40-split power folding ability. But besides this there are also a bunch of other additions and gadgets to enhance the quality of the interior of the car. For instance, there is the retractable power panorama moonroof, a 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment systems, a color head-up display, but there is no touchscreen in the infotainment panel as the RX is an old school vehicle and has knob control and buttons.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid interior

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Price and release date

The 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid is going to be released every day now as the deadline has already passed since it was announced for the end of the summer. The 2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid is going to be a very nice addition to the roster of Lexus’ 2016 vehicles. The price is set at  $41,910 USD as base MSRP.

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid grille

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid front

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid back side

 

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2016 Lexus ES 350

It is Toyota again but this time the luxury division of Toyota has decided to do what it does well by unleashing an improved facelift which will come as a replacement to its current sibling. The new member is no other than the new 2016 Lexus ES 350. This company has a solid reputation of creating cars that have an elegant appearance as well as a luxurious interior. The new 2016 Lexus ES 350 will certainly not miss either.

 

The new model will borrow some exterior features from its predecessors but will most definitely be treated with new features and designs everyone will love. This review is aimed at would be buyers or car enthusiast wanting a slice of the updates.

2016 Lexus ES 350 side

2016 Lexus ES 350 interior

The new 2016 Lexus ES 350 will come with a design that will make each driving experience a worthwhile. This is primarily due to the features that it will come equipped with. Among the features that the new car will come with include ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

2016 Lexus ES 350 interior specs

2016 Lexus ES 350 steering wheel

For entertainment purposes, the new 2016 Lexus ES 350 will come equipped a Mark Levinson audiophile sound system. Also available will be 15 speakers evoking sweet melodies for the entertainment purposes of the passengers.

This luxury sedan has one of the best shows there has ever been in the automotive industry. During a driving experience you will rarely see any smoke coming out of its exhaust pipes.

2016 Lexus ES 350 seats

2016 Lexus ES 350 exterior

The exterior will come with interesting headlamps with LED lights as well as daytime running LED streaks. The tail lamps on the other hand will most likely come with LED lights also.

A new spindle menacing grille would be at the anterior end while maintaining the same elegance of its predecessors. The new sedan will come with two exhaust systems at the posterior end.

The body construction materials will most likely be lightweight which will inevitably increase performance.

 

2016 Lexus ES 350 rear

Engine

The new 2016 Lexus ES 350 will come with a 3.5L V6 engine as the previous model. The engine will as in the previous version be able to generate 268 hp and 248 pounds of torque. It will come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system.

The new engine will rated at around 30 mpg. The new 2016 Lexus ES 350 will also feature a hybrid version after the regular presentation. The new sedan’s hybrid will combine a 2.5L four cylinder engine with an electric motor.

The combination will generate up to 200 hp. The fuel consumption will be pegged at 40 mpg of combined consumption and will certainly make this sedan very competitive in its class.

2016 Lexus ES 350 engine

2016 Lexus ES 350 price and release date

There is no official communication concerning the new 2016 Lexus ES 350, with our only source of information being rumours and our car expert’s predictions. With minor alterations made to the car, we expect the new 2016 Lexus ES 350 to have a price tag of 38,000 dollars for the base.

The release date can be speculated to be somewhere towards the late months of 2015.

2015 Lexus RX 350

The third generation RX which was introduced in 2010 enjoys considerable popularity among customers looking for a luxurious crossover which derives its power from a hybrid one or a conventional gasoline engine. The Lexus has continuously been updated and refreshed with new features every passing year and the 2015 Lexus RX 350 dawns a multitude of features which will keep it fresh. This car is a mid-size class as well as luxurious and has a well-defined group of loyal customers and the SUV will make a debut with minor changes made from the model.

2015 Lexus RX 350 side

2015 Lexus RX 350 Exterior

Nothing has predominantly changed on the exterior of the 2015 Lexus RX 350. Nevertheless the most noticeable appearance change is on the five-spoke wheel, triple split, light grey painted, machined finished 19 inch set of wheels. Customers will have to order the Premium or the new Luxury Package in order to benefit from them. On the checking box is an optional list which you can use to either turn LED or HID head lamps. LED fog lights have also been made available on the model.

2015 Lexus RX 350 front

2015 Lexus RX 350 Interior

The interior of the 2015 Lexus RX 350 remains almost the same and Lexus is trying to make it a sweet deal with a seven inch screen, rear back up camera as well as a standard Display Audio system. There is also Enform connectivity system from Lexus with smart phones integration and navigation package which also dawns a remote touch interface updated knob.

2015 Lexus RX 350 interior

Other features include Bluetooth audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio and 12 speaker Lexus Premium Audio system which comes with a classic CD player and iPod/USB. in the cabin are a multitude of updated features like personal door lock preferences, ten way power front seats integrated with power lumbar adjustments, leather strapped steering wheels and multi information switch which enables the driver gain access to main settings within seconds.

2015 Lexus RX 350 interior seats

Engine

Under the hood of 2015 Lexus RX 350 is a 3.5L, DOHC V6 engine. The powertrain output remains the same at 270 HP and 240lb-ft of torque. The RX 350 sprints from 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds to a top speed of 112 miles per hour which is electronically limited. The six speed automatic transmission as well as the Intelligent Shift Control and torque converter sends power to all the wheels and can be hard with either an optional four wheel drive or the standard front wheel drive enabling top notch ride quality which is primarily based on driving dynamics and road conditions is the torque distribution which is made possible Active Torque Control system.

The gear box makes a sportier provision as well as greater acceleration which has enabled a fuel economy capability which has made is possible for it to achieve an EPA estimated 24 mpg to 26 mpg.

2015 Lexus RX 350 grill

2015 Lexus RX 350 Price and Release Date

The 2015 Lexus RX 350 has an increment of $1305 over the previous model which makes the RX 350 have a price tag of $41705. The new RX 350 will make a debut on the US market in the second quarter of 2015. The model will experience a total redesign in most areas as aforementioned and it will be worth giving it a try.