The 2017 Lexus RX200t is still a new addition to RX line-up as it was only introduced in 2015. The RX crossovers have been the company’s one of the best-selling models. Similarly, the Lexus RX200t 2017 is basically same as that of the on-going model except for little changes here and there.
Coming as a sports trim, this new 2017 RX200t has been improved on performance as well as design cues on subtle levels. All in all, the upgrades seem to be worth it.
Exterior Body and Interior Cabin of 2017 Lexus RX200t
The outer body of this 2017 Lexus RX200t has definitely met some revisions. One of the most distinct features of this model is its iconic trapezoidal grille that has horizontal slats and it has been accented with chrome. The border of this grille has been presented with a metallic finish.
Sitting astride to this grille is the headlights that incorporate LED daytime running lights (which has become a trend in markets). As the grille uses up most of the space in the front fascia, the front bumper is nearly absent.
The bottom edges feature plastic cladding that adds more styling. Sharp cuts start right from the front fascia and continue throughout the body. The wheel rims have been given a new interesting design.
The approach of hood and windshield remains as it was in its predecessor, the fenders seems to be flaunted a bit. Also to note, new powerful fog lights replace the old ones. Up top, there’s a small roof rail-like structure. Its rear portion remains the same with subtle changes that are contributed by modified tail lights.
In addition, the interior cabin of Lexus RX200t 2017 has been well built. This cabin shouts comfort and is therefore very welcoming. World-class luxury and premium feel has been characterised by the use of high-grade materials like wood. Parts that incorporate wood include steering wheel, centre console, door panels and dashboard.
The seats are plush and have leather upholstery. These seats also benefit from functions like power reclining, heating, cooling, and ventilation. Also, the controls on centre console have a simple, ergonomic arrangement and are very user-friendly.
The driver’s gauge cluster has been reworked; infotainment system has been upgraded to the latest version. Some of the safety features include stability control, lane departure warning, automatic braking, and a rear view camera.
2017 Lexus RX200t – Engine Details
This 2017 Lexus RX200t makes use of a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine that is capable of producing 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed transmission system has been used with this engine. Front wheel drive configuration has been used with no options for all-wheel drive.
The makers have incorporated an air to the liquid intercooler and twin scroll turbocharger. Also, the power robbing heat is eliminated by intercooler which makes way for the overall performance to improve.
2017 Lexus RX200t – Price and Availability
In conclusion, the price of this 2017 Lexus RX200t goes around $40,000 and increases for more features. Finally, this model has already been launched and made available in Australia and is targeted for European markets too.