After debuting the 2016 Lexus RX at this year's New York Auto Show, the automaker unveiled another variant of the midsize crossover at the 2015 Auto Shanghai. The RX 200t F Sport is the company's take on producing a performance-oriented RX that utilizes a turbocharged engine.
Outside, the all-new RX is now covered in the company's current design language as its front end features the brand's spindle grill and sleek headlights while the side and rear have well-defined character lines, flared wheel arches, new taillights and dual exhaust pipes.
Cabin amenities carry over as well from the other models featuring a 12.3-inch infotainment screen along with a colored heads-up display. Other features present in the RX 200t F Sport include: heated rear seats, 60:40 power folding rear seats and a new retractable power panoramic sunroof.
Under the hood, the RX 200t F Sport is driven by a 2.0-liter inline-four that benefits from variable valve timing and a low-inertia turbocharger that comes with an air-to-liquid intercooler. No exact power output has been provided by Lexus but they did state that they are aiming to reach 231 PS. It is then mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that has optimized gear ratios for 'strong acceleration from a standstill and at overtaking speeds' as claimed by Lexus.
On the other hand, the standard RX 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 304 PS while the hybrid variant called the RX 450h, has a 3.5-liter V6 unit that is paired to an electric motor, which also gives it a total output of 304 PS.