Lexus turbo powers in

April 21, 2015

The latest generation Lexus RX will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivering more than 225bhp and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The RX 200t version of the luxury SUV, presented for the first time at the Shanghai motor show, is powered by the same four-cylinder unit first used in the Japanese brand’s NX range.
The powerplant features VVT-iW intelligent/wide variable valve-timing, a low-inertia turbocharger and an air-to-liquid intercooler.
RX chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda said: “A major point of appeal in the RX 200t is its ability to deliver seamless and continuous acceleration up to mid and high speeds.”
The new RX will also be available with a more powerful 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and producing more than 300bhp.
The full hybrid version, which will be sold in the UK, will see the V6 combined with an electric motor, giving a combined system output of around 300bhp.
Katsuda added: “I believe this new RX will not only surprise new customers but will also delight and satisfy our loyal customers, whose high expectations will be met by many innovations.”

Latest News

Skoda Kodiaq PHEV

Skoda Kodiaq gains a PHEV powertrain

Škoda is expanding its range of plug-in hybrid offerings with the introduction of
[...]
Western Group of Motoring Writers DD24

Driving galore at Western Group’s DD24

This year’s Western Group of Motoring Writers Driving Day was the third and
[...]
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai shows off a fresh look

The new Qashqai has been out and about showing off its updated styling,
[...]
Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai announces new Bayon prices

Hyundai Motor UK has announced pricing and specification for the new Bayon, with
[...]
Dacia Sandero Stepway

New deals for Dacia Sandero Stepway

With many getting set for a summer of adventure, Dacia is providing the
[...]
Lando Norris Defender 90

A bespoke Defender 90 for Lando Norris

British Formula 1 driver, Lando Norris, is set to stand out from the crowds
[...]
Volvo EX90

Volvo EX90 rolls off production line

Volvo is in a celebratory mood as its factory outside Charleston, South Carolina,
[...]
Kia Sportage Shadow

Kia launches its new Shadow line-up

Kia has unveiled special edition ‘Shadow’ models for the latest Picanto, as well
[...]
Dacia Spring

Dacia Spring order books are opening

Orders for the all-new Dacia Spring will officially open on Tuesday, June 4
[...]
BMW i5 M60 xDrive

BMW 5 Series Touring enters a new era

The BMW 5 Series Touring, the epitome of driving pleasure, sporty elegance and
[...]
WWCOTY car rental discount

Claim car rental discount via WWCOTY

The WWCOTY, the world’s only jury composed solely of female motoring journalists, is
[...]
Audi Q6 e-tron

New arrivals in Audi’s Q6 e-tron line-up

Audi is announcing a further, highly efficient variant for the new Audi Q6
[...]
Hyundai IONIQ 5 robotaxi

Self-driving Hyundai is put to the test

Hyundai Motor Company has released a campaign film showing the all-electric, self-driving IONIQ
[...]
Dacia Sandero Stepway

Dacia models gain extra safety features

Dacia is boosting the safety and convenience of its model line-up without any
[...]
Honda e:Ny1

Honda simplifies its EV buying process

Honda is helping customers ‘Go Electric’ with the introduction of a revised pricing
[...]
Bentley Girls Bentaygs

A special tribute to the Bentley Girls

In honour of International Women’s Day and the wider Women’s History Month, Bentley
[...]