The Lexus is set to launch its latest version of the popular Crossover SUV into the market. This upcoming 2017 Lexus RX is the culmination of the manufacturer’s history of progressive changes in the renowned popular luxury model. It is certain that with the advances in motoring technology, it is this new crossover will have features that merit consideration. It is a first in the Lexus RX family to come with an extra third row that effectively makes it carry seven people comfortable.
2017 Lexus RX – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The SUV retains some of the vital features of the 2016 model that make it more car-like. Though there are not many changes in the exterior aspects of the 2017 Lexus RX, with the sharp angle lines of the body and the large but modified front grille, the SUV will still be eye-catching. It retains the beautiful sharp edges and the creases on its body. The body work is still mainly aluminum to enhance fuel efficiency by ensuring the vehicle keeps to an optimum weight. The bumpers and the headlights have been modified to give the car a more stylish and elegant look.
The interior is something to behold. To start with, 2017 Lexus RX comes with an extra row of seats, effectively making it the first three-row version of the RX family. The dashboard has enhanced features. It retains the navigation package with its massive display unit and more additional aspects including a GPS, pre-collision system, automatic climate control, electronic access system, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity, very fast and efficient air conditioning system among other luxurious components for a comfortable ride. Despite having the third row, the interior is still spacious enough to avail comfortable leg room to all the passengers in the car. Despite the SUV taking a more car-like appearance, the roof is high enough to allow for comfortable head position for the passengers. The cargo space is large enough to accommodate necessary luggage.
2017 Lexus RX – Engine and Performance
The luxury 2017 Lexus RX crossover SUV stays the course with a 3.5-liter V6 engine which will produce around 295 hp and 248 lb-ft torque. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission which will certainly boost the car’s fuel efficiency. Another option for the 3.5-liter engine will be the hybrid powered versions that have been used in the previous model. The SUV’s fuel consumption will be very pocket-friendly doing to the range of 33 mpg in the city while on the highways it will do about 27mpg; quite an impressive consumption for a vehicle of this category.
2017 Lexus RX – Price and Release Date
The actual price of this futuristic SUV has not yet been officially announced. However, it can be safely stated that the price will be somewhere in the range of the 2016 version which sells at MSRP of $52,025. According to Automotive News, Jeff Bracken, Lexus General Manager has ascertained that this three-row version of the Lexus RX is to be released into the market in late 2017 or in early 2018. The market is already highly anticipating for the Lexus RX 2017 is definitely a SUV.