Lexus announced new, three-row crossover. We believe it is going to be new RX SUV which is planned for 2018, and many experts think the same. This model is specific in many ways. Crossover based on car design and architecture can’t be found everyday, and even more interesting is its popularity. Luxurious SUV is coming as 2018 Lexus RX and there is enough time for all details to be fixed. Comparing to current vehicles, new one is going to be almost the same, since last major redesign was introduced with 2016 year car.
2018 Lexus RX engine
Early information is telling that V6 is certain for 2018 Lexus RX. Other powertrains are not confirmed, but hybrid is highly regarded as one of the option. Also, two-row crossovers are going to be launched, with probably smaller or the same unit. Base drivetrain under the entry-level RX should be 3.5-l V6. Total output will be probably the same as for current lineup, around 300 hp. Torque is at 270 lb-ft, and crossover can sprint to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. Transmission is also going to be carried over, and it is eight-speed automatic gearbox that trnsfers power to front wheels, or optionally all wheels.
2018 Lexus RX redesign
Main highlight of the 2018 Lexus RX model is the third row in cabin, but there are also many other features which makes this SUV elegant, exciting and attractive. Wooden and chrome details are all over cabin, leather is covering steering wheel, door panels and seats, which are also adjustable and heated. The RX crossover was comfortable as two-row model, but with different layout and increase of the wheelbase, passengers don’t need to worry about comfort of their legs. On the other side, cargo area is large enough to take luggage of all seven passengers. Outside, no big changes are planned. Lexus designers are probably going to revisit some parts, but overall design remains the same.
2018 Lexus RX price and release date
Price of the 2018 Lexus RX won’t be changed significantly from current $42,000 for FWD, and $44,000 for AWD models. Crossover is expected early in 2018. Price depends on size of the SUV and other packages included in buyers needs.