Euro-spec Lexus RX gets previewed ahead of Frankfurt

Lexus has released new details about the Euro-spec RX.

Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15th, the Euro-spec model will be offered with a hybridized 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 313 PS (230 kW).  It will enable the crossover to return 5.2 L/100 km with CO2 emissions as low as 120 g/km.

Certain European markets will also receive variants with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter V6 engine.  There’s no word on specifications but the entry-level engine should produce 245 PS (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, while the V6 should have approximately 300 PS  (220 kW) and 361 Nm (267 lb-ft) of torque.

The Euro-spec model will also be offered with a heads-up display, a wireless smartphone charger and a “smart” power tailgate.  Other highlights include a Panoramic View Monitor and a Lexus Premium Navigation system with a 12.3-inch display.

The 2016 Lexus RX will go into production later this month and the first European deliveries are slated to occur before the end of the year.

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