According to the latest reports, the next-generation, 2016 Lexus RX will celebrate its world debut at the New York Auto Show 2015. This reportedly comes after the Japanese firm pushed back the car’s reveal by a few months after original pencilling it for a debut at the ongoing Detroit Motor Show 2015.
When the new Lexus RX is revealed at New York, it is speculated to be the entry-level RX350 variant and alongside a number of mechanical changes, the new Lexus RX will debut a thoroughly overhauled design.
A recently spied test mule showed that the next-gen Lexus RX will adopt a stretched wheelbase to accommodate a third row of seats following demand for such a model from Lexus dealerships across the United States. Elsewhere, the 2016 RX will feature the firm’s spindle front grille alongside revised headlights with rear wheel arches similar to the Lexus NX crossover also expected.
Alongside the inclusion of a third set of seats, the revised RX will reportedly be larger than the outgoing car to distance itself from the compact NX crossover. Elsewhere, a new eight-speed transmission could debut in the updated RX to replace the outgoing six-speed auto ‘box. From an engine standpoint, the next-gen Lexus RX will reportedly be available with a turbocharged petrol six-cylinder engine as well as a similar V6 hybrid to the Lexus 450h. Other engines remain unknown at this stage.