Lexus to introduce next-generation RX crossover in New York

(March 30, 2015) NEW YORK — Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see up close and personal, the next generation 2016 RX as Lexus will introduce the 2016 RX at the 2015 New York International Auto Show this week. The RX mid-size luxury utility vehicle defined a segment when it went on sale 17 years ago.

The Lexus exhibit will also feature a variety of Lexus vehicles, from performance vehicles to hybrids and sedans to luxury utility vehicles.  The sport, performance-oriented models on display include the RC F, GS F, RC F SPORT, IS F SPORT, CT F SPORT, NX F SPORT and GSh F SPORT.

Not to be missed on the show floor is the RC F GT3 concept (pictured at right), based on the RC F performance coupe that was developed to meet Group GT3 international racing standards. It comes with a modified version of the base RC F’s V8 engine, producing a maximum output exceeding 540 horsepower.

The GS F sedan makes its first appearance in New York. It is the newest addition to the brand’s “F” lineage, which is symbolized by sound, response and power.

The GS F builds upon the mid-size GS luxury sedan with re-engineering to the car’s engine, driveline and suspension along with overall tuning that optimizes its reflexes. The throaty naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 467 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While at the exhibit, guests are treated to an exclusive view under the RC Lift where they will be able to walk underneath the RC 350 F SPORT and see everything F SPORT, including the springs, exhaust, wheels and tires.

Lexus highlights its exhibit showcasing its partnership with TUMI, producer of exquisite premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories, to create The Crafted Line limited edition set of vehicles. The 2015 Lexus Crafted Line LS will be on display.