The Japanese luxury automaker is showcasing these days during the 2015 edition of the Auto Shanghai motor show the latest version of its new generation RX crossover – the 200t in F SPORT dress code.
The premium unit of the largest automaker in the world recently unveiled the fourth generation of the RX sport utility vehicle, which made its official public debut during the 2015 edition of the New York Auto Show. They showcased there the RX 350 and RX 450h versions – the first used a V6 3.5-liter engine and the latter added to the mix an electric motor. The Chinese customers have been treated instead to a more affordable, but just as technologically advanced RX 200t version – making its global debut there and using a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline power mill. The version is going to reach certain global markets, including China and uses VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) and a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with air-to-liquid intercooler, delivering in excess of 228 hp (170 kW). The engine has been mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission as opposed to the new 8-speed automatic transmission that can be had with the more feisty 3.5-liter V6.
Aside from that, the RX200t also showcases the RX in the F Sport dress code, bringing the completely new front fascia with the aggressive spindle grille and triple L-shape LED headlamps. The interior provides the same level of comfort and luxury as the already revealed RX 350 and RX 450h versions. Specific for the F Sport trim, the RX will have exclusive alloys, “F SPORT” badges as well as the “F” mesh design for the spindle grille – while chassis upgrades provide a more sporty-oriented handling.