Lexus RX 200t has made its debut at Shanghai International Motor Show. The front fascia has been given a completely new look. The spindle grille looks emboldened and is accompanied by LED headlamps that are L-shaped. C-pillars have been blacked out and the give the effect of floating roof that is present for the first time on a Lexus model. The rear end bears sharp looks and is very muscular. The taillights too are L-shaped. They are wrapped around the vehicle’s sides and seem very wide when they are illuminated.
Under the skin lies 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, that has been developed only for some global markets like China. It features Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide (VVT-iW) and twin-scroll low-inertia turbocharger that has air-to-liquid intercooler. The output would be over 228 hp. Thanks to the gear ratios of 6-speed automatic transmission, the passing power and the acceleration both are remarkable. Yet another choice for engine is V6 3.5-liter that would generate 300 hp. This one is mated to 8-speed automatic transmission which is new. Hybrid model Atkinson-cycle V6 3.5-liter and this one also give about 300 hp, working with electric motor.
Lexus has tuned the engines for low CO2 emissions and maximum fuel efficiency. Car makers have also retuned fully independent suspension system of RX. It has been reinforced so that the handling is controlled and the ride quality is very smooth. The cabin has been designed to be very sophisticated. It comes with laser-cut specially-finished ornamentation. The rear seat passengers have more of knee space and leg space. The power panorama roof is retractable to let the occupants enjoy open air.
RX F SPORT would feature – special alloy wheels, F mesh design for the spindle grille and F SPORT badges. The model comes with a refined chassis to make it fit for a high-performance SUV.