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The Lexus RX was originally launched in 1997 and it was one of the first luxury crossovers in the world. Since 1997 until now, we have seen three generations of this model and now, its fourth generation is on its way. This new Lexus model has been already shown and it can be assumed that it will come on the U.S. market later in 2017, as the 2017 Lexus RX. The new Lexus will come with plenty of changes and improvements. This model will come with some changes in dimensions and wheelbase. It will also come with new styling, new hi-tech features and an improved engine. The new Lexus will be redesigned and changed to provide the best of itself.
Exterior design of 2017 Lexus RX
As for the exterior of the 2017 Lexus RX, it will come completely redesigned and improved, as a fourth-generation model. It will get a whole new look and it will be adapted to the company’s new design language. At the front, some of the most visible changes will be the massive grille which will together with the new L-shaped lights make a nice front fascia. This new model will have a floating roof created by the blacked-out C-pillar. It is very similar with the one that can be seen on the new Nissan Murano. It is mentioned that this model will come with some changes in dimensions and wheelbase, so it will be almost 5 inches longer compared to its predecessor, while the wheelbase will be longer for about two inches, so the interior will get more space.
2017 Lexus RX Interior Design
Interior wise, this new Lexus model will get plenty of the latest hi-tech features. One of the great news in this department is a large 12.3 inches infotainment screen, which will come as standard, while a head-up display will be an optional feature. This new Lexus will also be equipped with a lot of safety systems. The list of those features is pretty long, so some of them are collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist and automatic high beams. Thanks to 2-inch longer wheelbase, the cabin will come with extra space to fulfill the enjoyment during the ride with the 2017 Lexus RX. There is a possibility that the third row of seats will come available as optional.
2017 RX Lexus Engine
The 2017 Lexus RX will have under its hood both petrol and hybrid variants, just like its previous model. The base model will come with the same 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 engine and it will come with additional 30 ponies (now 300 hp), along with improved fuel economy. The hybrid variant will also come with the same gasoline engine, but it will be slightly modified, and with three electric motors. Two electric motors will send power to the front wheels, each for one wheel, while the third electric motor will sent the power to the rear wheels. This system should have a total output of somewhere around 300 ponies.
Price and release date of New RX
The 2017 Lexus RX will most likely come to the United States in the fourth quarter of 2017, or at the beginning of 2018. Unfortunately, the price is unknown, but it should be announced during next year, or at not so distant future.
Here is a video of 2016 Lexus RX 350: