Mercedes GLE gets new rival. 2016 Lexus RX teased ahead of NY

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All-new Lexus RX will be revealed next month at the New York motor show, the same venue destined to host the premiere of Mercedes’ own rejuvenated GLE SUV.

Today we get a teaser shot showing a thinly veiled rear quarter view. After closer inspection, the pictures confirms the fourth-generation RX is set to feature sharper lines and a sleek side profile which mimics the roof of a sporty coupe.

Lexus RX is the best selling luxury SUV in the US market. Big expectations, then. The car will be slightly bigger offering more space and a comfortable driving experience.

Power is expected to come from a brand new 4.0 litre V6 good for no less than 350 HP and 430 lb-ft. Despite its bigger displacement, Toyota promises improved efficiency and consumption ratings. Aisin will supply the car’s new 8-speed state of the art automatic gearbox. The hybrid variants will be avalaible right from the beginning.

The new Lexus RX will be unveiled on 1 April at the New York show, with more information set to be released closer to the actual date.