New York 2015: Lexus Debuting 2016 RX 350 In April

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Skipping Chicago after Detroit as far as debuts are concerned, Lexus will unveil its 2016 RX 350 at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April.

Edmunds reports the crossover will grow in size to distance itself from the Toyota RAV4-based NX 200t, while also losing weight through the use of lightweight materials for better fuel economy. The size increase may mean a third-row seat for two more passengers, as well; the RX 350 has always been a five-passenger crossover since its birth in 1998.

As far as styling goes, Lexus’ trademark Predator face may be jazzed-up with the rest of the exterior, but the premium brand isn’t likely to flip the script on its No. 1 best-seller entirely.

The 2016 RX 350 is set to arrive in showrooms later in 2015.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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    It is interesting how the B&B is unanimous in the hate for the design of Lexus vehicles, yet the sales seem to indicate the exact opposite in the view of the public.

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    • Featherston Featherston on Jan 20, 2015

      @ 28 - I know four households with pre-Predator RX's, and I have to admit that riding in and occasionally driving them has become something of a guilty pleasure. I agree with the criticism that older Lexi actually had better materials, but I think that's been slightly overblown in some comment threads. They're quiet, well-assembled, and incredibly reliable; and the current ones' plastics and leathers are only a smidgen worse and still nice in an absolute sense. (I'm comparing two RX 330's to two RX 350's.) Whether or not the RX and ES are worth the money is a question that's open for debate. I could see myself embracing my inner-old man and getting a CPO ES. I strongly dislike the me-too LED's and plus-size wheels they've gone to in the Predator era.

  • Anti121hero Anti121hero on Jan 19, 2015

    Looks like a crv with no bumper

  • Tosh Tosh on Jan 19, 2015

    Messy, messy face. No want.

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Jan 19, 2015

    Soccer moms rejoice!!