When this crossover originally came in 1997, it was the one of the very first models to be classified as luxury crossover, so we can even say that this model established a whole new segment in car industry. Original model was compact, while next model grew in its size and nowadays Lexus RX is a mid-size SUV. There are four generations of this luxury crossover so far. The latest model is coming as 2016 year model, so it is hard to expect bigger modifications for 2017 Lexus RX, since it will be its second year of production.
2017 Lexus RX details
New generation debuted at the last New York International Auto Show and it comes as 2016 year model. The 2017 Lexus RX will feature all of the changes that came with this redesign. New model is completely redesigned and it comes with plenty of significant changes in all aspects. In terms of visual appearance, new model comes in new design language. Beside sharper edges and more angular lines, new model comes with new front fascia. The 2017 RX will feature revised, bolder spindle grille and new, L-shaped headlights. New model also comes bigger than its predecessor, it is longer for about five inches. This will provide the possibility for a three rows of seats. This three-row version is the biggest novelty for 2017 Lexus RX. Beside this, we could see also some minor changes, such as new color options, new standard and optional features etc.
2017 Lexus RX under the hood
The 2017 Lexus RX will be available in two variants, when it is about powertrain. The base model will be powered by 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine, which outputs around 300 horsepower. This excellent crossover will be also available in hybrid variant. This system will be consisted of same petrol unit and three electric motors. Two of these motors will transfer their power to front wheels, each engine for one wheel, while third one will power rear wheels. Total output will be also around 300 horses. The 2017 RX will use Toyota’s new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Lexus RX release date and price
The 2017 Lexus RX is expected to come later next year. When it is about price, base model is expected to cost slightly less than 42.000 dollars.