Three of the four powertrains will be electrified. None of them will include a V-6. Lexus also built the sportiness RX yet, the 500h F-Sport.
24 years after Lexus introduced the RX crossover SUV, which more or less invented the luxury crossover SUV segment, we now get the fifth-generation RX model for the 2023 model year. Actually, we get several: Front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the RX 350, and several electrified AWD models, the RX 350h, the RX 450h+, and a brand-new kind of thing: the RX 500H F Sport. And, unlike the original, V-6 equipped 1999 RX 300, none of them run on more than 4 cylinders.
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The latest Nissan Z, stylistically speaking, pays homage to the Zs of old. But, critically, brings the right amount of modern tech to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
We live in transient automotive times. Every new vehicle we see is electrified this and hybrid that. All the momentum points to EVs quickly taking over our roads, with automated versions of them not far behind. And for that reason alone, the brand new, seventh-generation Nissan Z is novel, in that it’s not novel at all. And I love it.
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A six-speed manual transmission is standard, as is 200 horsepower, a stiffer suspension, and loads of new tech.
Earlier this year, Honda introduced the 11th generation Honda Civic sedan. And many folks, me included, lauded its new chassis as it provided excellent response and great feel. Now that chassis gets a once over, an uptick in power, and an Si badge. The 2022 Honda Civic Si is here. It’s based on the Civic sedan. And it comes standard, standard, with a six-speed manual transmission.
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