2016 Lexus RX 200t unveiled in Shanghai targets luxury SUV crossover segment, providing stiff competition to most other SUV’s in the market. It has all the nifty features and specifications a power user can demand from SUV. Luxury wise it is at par with most other cars. Exterior has a typical Lexus stamp all over it that utilizes sharp angles and edges in its design. Inside the vehicle is an unparallel level of comfort that one can expect from a high end luxury car.
2016 Lexus RX 200t: Engine Specs
Engine specifications vary as 2016 Lexus RX 200t will come with a variety of engine option to suit markets worldwide as per its demand. Base model will have a twin scroll turbocharged 2000 cc inline 4 engines with an air to liquid intercooler. Output will be controlled by Variable Valve Timing intelligent Wide (VVT-iW) that will help produce 228 hp of power and 350 lb ft of torque. An upgrade to a twin turbocharged direct fuel injected 3500 cc engine of V6 configuration will churn out well over 300 hp and 400 lb ft of torque. Hybrid model of displacement 3500 cc lined in V-6 will feature Atkinson cycle. The electric motor coupled with the petrol engine will also generate around 300 hp of energy.
The tuning done to the engines will increase its efficiency making fuel consumption and gas emission significantly lower than previous models. With the introduction of the hybrid model, efficiency and range is expected to increase further by several factors. Estimated top speed will be around 130 mph and can do a 0 to 100 kmph in around 7.5 seconds.
Six speed automatic transmissions will be standard with manual driving mode. Power distribution will probably be on all four wheels without which off road travel will turn out to be a disaster.
2016 Lexus RX 200t: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Lexus RX 200t has a signature look to it that sets it apart from all other cars in the luxury SUV segment. Air intake grille in carbon black takes much of the space at the front of the car. The angular and edgy design concept of the frame surrounding the air intake is carried on the head light clusters and fog lamps. Tail lights have continuous design aesthetics to it. Wheel rims are also nicely crafted and blends well with the body design.
Inside 2016 Lexus RX 200t, luxury speaks volumes. This 5 seating capacity SUV has enough space for legroom. Seats are designed to be as comfortable as any high end luxury SUV. The addition of sun roof and laser cut ornamentation for the interior was a good choice. A central touch screen will let one control entertainment and navigation settings. It can also be used to tweak various setting like climate control, seat alignment and power distribution.
Different trim packages will be announced in the future to increase the number of facilities the car have. It may possible add new security features, an advanced navigation option and high end audio system.
2016 Lexus RX 200t: Price
2016 Lexus RX 200t will probably be priced around $ 40 000.