The Lexus RX is a luxury crossover, which was first introduced to the market in 1997. At the time of its debut, the model was the one of the very first versions to be categorized as luxury crossover, so it is safe to consider that this model has established the entire new sector in car industry. The first model of the RX 350 was compact in design, while the next model had grown it its size and at present, the Lexus RX 350 is a medium-sized sport utility vehicle.
So far the model has come across four generations and the automaker is going to introduce the redesigned model of the current RX 350 for the 2017 model year. The new 2017 Lexus RX 350 was unveiled at intercontinental Auto Show in New York as the 2017 model year vehicle. As the 2017 model is the second year of manufacture, buyers cannot expect much change in the internal and external design.
2017 Lexus RX 350 Changes, Exterior
The 2017 RX 350 will feature all of the same modifications that came with the earlier redesign of the current model. The 2017 model vehicle is completely revamped and it comes with a plethora of considerable alterations in all aspects. In terms of visual look, the new model vehicle comes with a new design lingo. In addition to more angular streaks and sharper edges, the new vehicle also comes with a redesigned front fascia, which will outfitted with a revised, more aggressive spindle grille and innovative, L-shaped headlamps.
When comes to the size, the next generation Lexus RX 350 will be bigger in size than its ancestor and it also longer than the outgoing model by five inches. This will offer more space to the cabin of the vehicle to equip it with three seat rows, which is the major innovation for the new vehicle. Additionally, there could also some minor tweaks, like new color choices, new optional and standard external features, as well.
2017 Lexus RX 350 Interior
Lexus has not made much modification in the interior design. As a result, it is expected to come with the same features as those of its predecessor. The only change is the cabin of the new Lexus RX 350 2017 will be wider than the departing model because of the increase in its length by 5 inches. As a result, the cabin comes outfitted with three seat rows than can easily accommodate five people in a comfortable way.
The new Lexus RX will be outfitted with two different engines, such as a traditional engine and a hybrid engine.
The base model of new vehicle is expected to be powered by a V6 gasoline engine with the capacity of 3.5 liters. This mill delivers the new vehicle with the essential power of 300 horses.
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 hybrid engine that is going to operate the crossover would come with three powerful electric motors combined with a same V6, 3.5-liter petrol engine. With the combination of 3 motors and the traditional engine, the new vehicle would get the maximum power of 300 ponies. Out of three electric motors, two of them are dedicated to transfer the power to each of the front wheels, whereas the third motor would transmit the power to the back wheels.
The engines will be mated to an eight-rate preprogrammed transmission of Toyota.
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Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 release date is anticipated to somewhere in late 2016 with the initial cost of $ 42.000.
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