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2015-04-21 11:09

TURBO POWER: The new Lexus RX 200t, which will be available with a 2.0-litres turbocharged petrol, as well as a full hybrid version. Image: Newspress

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LONDON, England - The new Lexus RX 200t has been revealed at the 2015 Shanghai auto show.

Following the world debut of the next-generation RX in New York on April 1, Lexus has revealed its luxury SUV will be available with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol along.

The engine will be mated to a six-speed auto.

FULL HYBRID VERSION

RX chief engineerTakayuki Katsuda said: "A major point of appeal in the RX 200t is its ability to deliver seamless and continuous acceleration up to mid and high speeds.”

The new RX will also be available with a more powerful 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, coupled with an eight-speed auto.

The hybrid version (which will be sold in the UK) will use an Atkinson cycle 3.5 V6, together with an electric motor. All three powertrains have been engineered for high fuel economy and lower carbon emissions.

The new RX has a sharp new look and an all-new cabin to match its refined engines. The chassis and suspension have been engineered to increase the degree of car-like handling. The model will also benefit from the new Lexus Safety System+ comprehensive active safety package.

Katsuda-san said: “I believe this new RX will  not only surprise new customers but will also delight and satisfy our loyal customers, whose high expectations will be met by many innovations.”


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