Lexus Set to Release Two New Vehicles at Detroit Auto Show This Month, Including RX Crossover
It’s official! Lexus is set to debut the next generation RX crossover in Detroit. Here’s what to expect:
The new RX CUV may be getting an extra row of seating to put it into the category of a midsize truck (which would be logical, seeing how the RX shares the chassis of the Toyota Highlander).
The redesign could also include an eight-speed transmission, and may be built with an aluminum hood, tailgate, and closures to further boost fuel economy.
Lexus may even go one step further by using mixed materials, resins, and other lightweight elements to build their vehicles as automakers are forced to cut back on the weight of their trucks to lessen fuel consumption.
But all this speculation will be put to rest at the North American Auto Show next week in Detroit, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
However, the CUV won’t be the only exciting Lexus model to debut this month.
The auto industry has also been buzzing about the second car to be released at the Detroit Auto Show. There’s rumor of a GS F performance sports car possibly coupled with an LS concept or the LF LC hybrid sports coupe concept.
This rumor started on December 17th, when the Japanese car maker announced that they would be showcasing a track-ready F brand performance vehicle at this year’s show.
Welcoming more speculation, Lexus’ announcement did nothing to appease the curiosity of critics and enthusiasts alike who tried to determine which F model would make its way to Detroit.
Last month, the automaker also issued a press release saying that it would be launching the newest addition to the line-up of F marque vehicles. If Lexus has its way, this new model will go toe to toe with the likes of the BMW X5 M, the Mercedes ML63 AMG, and the soon-to-be released Jaguar crossover.
This highly-anticipated reveal is just part of Lexus’ plan to inject innovative technology, emotional design, and engaging performance into their brand, while still meeting the ever-evolving needs of the global consumer.
We were excited when the V8-powered Lexus RC F debuted back in October, and we can’t wait to see what the company has up its sleeve next.