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New Videos: The Next Generation 2016 Lexus RX

Lexus RX 2016 Next-Generation

Big moment today, as two new videos on the next-generation 2016 Lexus RX have been released — the first is a video interview with RX chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda:

The swirling lights and graphical elements give us a very good look at the new RX, but it was this quote from Katsuda-san that I found most interesting:

I would just like to say that it’s been ten years since I first started the development of the RX. I appreciated and enjoyed this happy period, and now I can tell you with confidence that everything I’ve dreamed of these years has ALL been achieved.

The second video is a similar-style video with the RX chief designer Gen Ikeda:

There’s an interior focus to this video, showing off the redesigned heads-up display and infotainment system:

Lexus RX Heads-up Display

Lexus RX Redesigned Infotainment

Lexus RX Remote Touch Controller

These videos are the first in what’s sure to be a long reveal on RX features and technology, and it’s a great start — highly recommended viewing.

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    ThePenguin
  • May 20, 2015
Holy moly that HUD is amazing!
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    lemon397
  • May 20, 2015
Love it! Prod owner of RX 450H but I wish I have this one.
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    Tinhinnh
  • May 20, 2015
The new Lexus midsize SUV; In Rx strength only.
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    Alshamsi
  • May 20, 2015
Somehow i think the new RX has a better interior than the LS =| !!
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    Gecko
  • May 20, 2015
I absolutely love this new RX... I think it's definitely the sign of things to come with the next generation of Lexus models. While we've seen some great debuts with the NX and RC, this RX seems to be all together more cohesive of an exercise than either of those. I think about this level of detail going into the next generation LS and drool.
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    rayaans
  • May 20, 2015
Deposit down guys! Full UK spec coming to me in 2 months Hopefully they wont make any option blunders like they did with the NX!
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    Joe
  • May 20, 2015
Option blunders on NX? Such as...?
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The RX has always been my favorite o(`ω´ )o
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    Matrix27
  • May 21, 2015
Wow the RX is one beautiful SUV, IMO the competition is not even close....
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    rayaans
  • May 21, 2015
No HUD, 360 degree camera, Mark Levinson. cooled seats etc etc! Also, I drove the NX300h and coming from an RX450h it feels lethargic!! Im happy I waited for the RX - this ones a good un'
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    Wicus Kriel
  • May 21, 2015
The more I see the new RX the more excited I am for all us future owners and for the great enterprise that is Lexus!
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    KOHIPEET
  • May 21, 2015
Those animating turn signals look sick! Damn I need to make so much more money till I can afford an RX. Economy sucks.
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    Carmaker1
  • May 27, 2015
Picked up by the next LS? I would hope not. The next LS has to define and set, not borrow cues from lesser models. The new G11 7-Series is being chided for this, while bringing a great level of new technology to the segment. Around the time the G11 design was approved in mid-2012, someone mentioned that it was pretty much a bigger 3-Series with an "astounding" interior. That holds true as it gets revealed to us 3 years later. The LS400 influenced the Lexus line and so shall the next LS if Lexus knows what's good for it. The RX interior is nice, but should not be that stand-bearer. Audi and Jaguar (part of my work) have picked up on this mistake, by making sure the flagships set the tone for once. The Spindle Grille should be treated like BMW kidney grilles, as always having a place, but everything surrounding it changing. The GS has been at the forefront of this, but it just isn't right for surordinate offerings to be showcasing new design language. This is why the S-Class is so respected in many ways, as the while E-Class merely hints at the future, the S-Class brings fully new design to the table.
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    Carmaker1
  • May 27, 2015
It was in development for 10 years? Does that mean the current RX (AL10) was a major facelift of the XU30/2RX (2003-2008)? The 4RX clay design models (shown in the second video) would've been built in late 2012-13, but what were they doing for 7-8 years before that? This isn't on the TNGA modular it seems, but a revised K platform. So why would it take 10 years to develop? Even for all our minute resources at Jaguar Land Rover, even we don't take this long. This is not meant to be negative, but I am just puzzled at that remark by Katsuda-san. My sister that hated how this looked from the 3/4, but is now content with the RX450h F-Sport. She did not go with me to the NYIAS, but tried relying on photos, which do not tell the story. Recalling that trip and as of watching these videos, I can now see why she changed her mind. Bear in mind, this will be replacing her 8-year 2008 RX400h.

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