2015 Lexus RX Hybrid is a luxury crossover from luxury division of Toyota that’s been in production since 1998. It was made in Japan first and named Toyota Harrier, because back then only luxury sedans came with a Lexus badge. One year later its sales spread to other Toyota markets and it received Lexus badge and its current name.
First generation vehicle was labeled as compact, but later it grew in size and became a mid-size crossover. It is built on uni-body platform and in Lexus line up it comes between GX crossover and LX body on frame SUV. Its name stands for Radiant Crossover, while in some markets is marketed as Recreational Cross Country. Hybrid version of this crossover came with the Third generation vehicle created by Chief engineer Tajayuki Katsuda.
2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Design
New model doesn’t come with too many changes when it comes to exterior styling. Biggest change came last year, with introduction of the new spindle grille, that will increase aerodynamics of this vehicle’s front fascia. Refreshed headlights from last year are still there, with an option to choose between HID and LED. Some new features will come with a Luxury Package, some of the features that will come with this trim level are: light gray paint and triple split, five spoke wheels that are 19 inches big.
Interior design of the 2015 Lexus RX Hybrid is almost the same as last year, but it comes with some new features in its base version. From this year on, you can count that base RAX Hybrid will come with: 12 speaker stereo system, rear-view camera and 7 inch big display screen. New sound system comes together with an old CD player and a lot of music sources. New model will also come with Bluetooth, few USB ports and Sirius XM Satellite radio.
Under the Hood
New model is powered with 3,5 liter V6 engine combined with two electric motors. CVT transmission and front wheel drive come as standard, while the all wheel drive is available for some extra money. All together this engine is able to produce 295 horsepower. Its fuel efficiency goes around 28 mpg in the city conditions, and 32 mpg on the highway, with front wheel drive, while with all wheel drive highway is cut to 30 mpg, all this is estimated by EPA of course.
2015 Lexus RX Hybrid Price and Release date
Release date of the new model is going to come in the end of this year, while its price is going to start from $47,620 and go up depending of the package of additional options you choose.
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