Lexus quietly released its 2016 model year pricing on its full lineup this week, including the redesigned RX crossover and its first-ever trio of turbocharged cars.
The 2016 RX350 will start at $42,840, a $930 increase over the third-generation model. Adding all-wheel-drive to this V-6 RX will run another $1,400.
At the top of the RX line is the new 450h F-Sport iteration, which starts at $57,985. Based on the success of the F-Sport throughout its lineup, Lexus made the combination of its hybrid RX and F-Sport package available for the first time in 2016.
All prices include a $940 destination charge.
The moves could be key for Lexus in the cutthroat U.S. luxury segment.
U.S. sales growth at Lexus has outpaced rivals BMW and Mercedes this year through September, rising 12 percent in a luxury market that has expanded 8.6 percent. Lexus is also within about 2,500 vehicles of outselling BMW, the leader, and second-place Mercedes for the 2015 U.S. luxury sales crown with three months remaining.
On the car side of the Lexus lineup, Toyota’s luxury division has been busy adding a new turbo engine to its compact IS sedan, RC coupe and GS midsize sedan.
While the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant means a lower starting price for the RC and GS, the IS actually gets more expensive.