It seems like Lexus is about to take the automobile markets by storm as the company has been said to present a new 7-seater version of the Lexus RX SUV. There was a huge roar when this SUV debuted, and this upcoming 2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV is going to break hell loose.
The on-going model is already a winner, and predictions are that this upcoming Lexus RX is going to be even better. But what could the makers focus on besides increasing the capacity for 7 seating? Well, car experts have predicted that a slew of technological advancement will be presented in this new model.
Exterior Body and Interior Cabin of 2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV
Although official words have not come out as how the improvements will be influencing this model. The experts have been saying that the makers will put out an refined look. According to this analogy, the trapezoidal grille should be retained but with reasonable modifications.
It is likely that the headlights will be changed/improved both design and functionality wise. The front bumper could be exaggerated a bit which can also affect the skid plate. New wheels are likely to be incorporated.
The rest of the body will definitely be changed as the C-pillar will be extended and a D-pillar will be added for the 3rd row. Its rear fascia could also see some change, especially the tail lights and bumper which are likely to be modified.
Ground clearance is pretty much likely to stay the same. However, the suspension system has been said to be tuned, mainly to bring out improvements in performance.
Changes are for sure in the interior cabin of this 2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV. The biggest improvement is definitely going to be increased in space. Like any other 7 seater SUV, this 2018 Lexus RX will feature 3rd-row seats that have a folding function to open up cargo space.
Another drastic improvement would be technology wise. Expect the infotainment system to be updated; smartphone integration is likely to be featured along with Apple CarPlay.
2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV – Powertrain and Mileage
According to various sources, this upcoming 2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV will be using a 3.5-liter V8 unit as a base engine. This engine will be able to produce 200 hp and similar amounts of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission will be used with this engine.
Another engine option is a 3.5-litre V6 variant that is capable of producing 248 lb-ft of torque and 270 hp. This engine has been said to make use of a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
As far as the mileage of this Lexus RX 7-seater SUV 2018 is concerned, the figures are likely to stay at 22 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined basis. A front wheel drive configuration will be used.
2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the price of this 2018 Lexus RX 7-seater SUV is expected to start out at $42,000 and reach up to $51,000. This SUV is to be released during the 2nd half of 2017.