2016 Lexus TX Crossover

2016 Lexus TX is an all-new model that comes with three rows of seats and enough room to accommodate up to seven passengers. This SUV is one of the most expected models on the market, since Japanese automaker announced the possibility for a three row SUV. Jeff Bracken, chief of Lexus Division, said that the company is aware of market demand for this type of crossover SUV, and add that they are “working hard to rectify that.”

2016 Lexus TX Front

2016 Lexus TX exterior and interior

Although luxury producer already has couple of SUVs which offer three row seating arrangement, the upcoming 2016 Lexus TX will be different of them all. First of all it will be based on lightweighted unibody platform, which will result in lower body weight (logically). This pulls couple of great advantages, such as fuel economy and handling. The space issue has been on Lexus’s back for a while now, and new TX crossover should offer just the thing everyone awaited.

This version of an SUV is just what Lexus needed in order to fill the holes in its line-up. New Lexus TX could be sharing its platform with Toyota Highlander, which would mean just enough space for a proper three row SUV to be built. Another possibility for the undercarriage of the 2016 TX is platform used for its IS and GS sedans which are based on rear-wheel drive and offer more sporty handling.

2016 Lexus TX Rear

2016 Lexus TX engine

Although the TX model is still under the veil of secrecy, according to some rumors its offered engines will be most similar to  Highlander’s  powertrains. It will include both hybrid and gasoline power units, but it is still unclear which engines will make the cut.

According to several sources TX’s most probable choice will be a 3.5 liter i-VTEC SOHC V6 engine, capable to deliver up to 290 horsepower with 247 pound feet of torque. 2016 Lexus TX Hybrid, on the other hand will pair this engine with electric motors, in order to maximize its output power.

2016 Lexus TX Side

2016 Lexus TX price and release date

This three-row crossover SUV from Lexus luxury division will be released probably during the second half of next year, at least if it is to be believed in rumors which come from some reliable sources. Pricing will be released as we approach to the release date, but will start higher than we might wish for, considering that it is a Lexus. If we take its potential rivals into account, such as Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia, than we can expect its price to be around $60,000 which could easily be increased with couple of features.

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