The 2019 Lexus LX350 will start a new generation of the crossover. So far, we had 3 generations, and every time, the company managed to surprise their fans with features and comfort. Now, the new vehicle is already in the street testing. According to what we could see, it is in final stages of development. Also, we can expect premium crossover, capable of competing with top models in its segment. Back in 2015, at New York car show Lexus presented new concept. Now, the first model carrying the body on that platform is coming in 2019. That is a fresh start for LX350, but also a great gamble if customers don’t accept it well.
2019 Lexus LX350 platform
The highlight of the new concept will be a lightweight design. The 2019 Lexus LX350 will lose weight compared to its predecessors. However, overall performance is not suffering because of that. Also, some new lines will make this crossover aerodynamic and aesthetic. Furthermore, the exterior of the vehicle will offer more paint jobs. The premium interior will improve overall impression about Lexus and LX350. Safety is at the highest level with many cameras and warning systems. Finally, infotainment is going to get all the latest features and equipment, including navigation and audio, probably similar to GX460.
2019 Lexus LX350 engine
Under the hood of the 2019 Lexus LX350 is a 2.0-l I-4 drivetrain. This petrol unit can develop 230 horses and 190 lb-ft of torque. The front-drive system is getting power through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is going to be very economical, with mileage of 23 mpg for city, and 26 mpg combined. Fans could see a hybrid engine as an alternative. It will combine 3.5-l V-6 drivetrain with electric batteries. This powertrain system will provide better performance and fuel economy. However, its cost is higher, as well as maintenance.
2019 Lexus LX350 price
Starting price of the premium crossover will be around $60,000. It is significantly higher than current model costs. Well, a new generation will bring numerous changes, and price shows a lot. Also, there are higher trims on the way, with the top of the class versions cost over $70,000. There is no confirmation about hybrid model, but this one will get a price somewhere between lowest and highest.