2010 Lexus RX 350
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 makes its world debut at the Los Angeles auto show.The RX is about due for an update, and Lexus promises the 2010 RX will be all-new and significantly improved. Toyota's luxury brand says the RX 450h hybrid will raise the bar for luxury, comfort, technology, safety, and efficiency; but no specific details have been released so far.
The 2010 RX350 features the same 3.5L V-6 engine as its hybrid twin, sans hybrid drive system. Both models feature a redesigned double-wishbone rear suspension that both improves handling and increases rear cargo space by 5% over the previous model. While both vehicles have increased in size, they boast a claimed-segment-best 0.32 coefficient of drag.
New for the 2010 RX models is Lexus' "Remote Touch" controller for the Hard Disk Drive navigation system, a computer mouse-shaped device on the center console that sits right where your right hand normally rests. The device is similar to a joystick and controls a pointer on the navigation screen. Dedicated Menu, Map and up and down scroll buttons make the device easy to use and Lexus has obviously worked to keep the number of screens to a minimum. The device can also be custom programmed to the level of feedback that the user prefers, allowing drivers to decide how touchy they want the pointer to be.