2018 Lexus RX News, Hybrid

2018 Lexus RX is a full-size luxury SUV, which will be unveiled during 2017. Toyota announces three-row vehicle that will whizz over competitors. We know that this is the most dynamic segment. RX is the best-selling model when it comes to Lexus. In addition, according to announcements of producer, we can expect next nameplates with RX 350L and RX 450L hybrid. Engineers have extended the wheelbase to provide comfort between all three rows of seats. RX 350L model has a gasoline engine, while RX 450L is a hybrid drive. V6 engine has been successfully installed in all Toyota systems.

Because of that, engineers are very often updating this engine and raise its outputs. Hybrid arises as a simple combination of mentioned engine with an electric motor. The 2018 Lexus RX design is inspired with the soft lines that establish an elegant style. The changes are focused on the front grille, LED headlamps, 19-inch wheels, the new poles and other details also.

2018 Lexus RX-front view

2018 Lexus RX – Under the Hood

Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine is placed that reaches 300 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while torque is transferred to all four wheels. As an optional transmission, 8-speed automatic unit is also available. In addition, sports suspension and precise steering guarantee good performance. On the other hand, Hybrid drive of 2018 Lexus RX combines a gasoline engine with the latest generation of electric motors. They are powered by lithium-ion batteries of high capacity. The range of the vehicle is also increased in the pure electric mode of operation. We still don’t have information about speed and fuel consumption. But some sources emphasize the huge shift in these fields.

2018 Lexus RX-rear view

2018 Lexus RX – Interior

2018 Lexus RX can accommodate 7-8 passengers arranged in three rows of seats. As we mentioned before, the distance between the second and third order is enough for adult passengers due to the longer wheelbase. The biggest changes of the interior relate to the center console and seats. First of all, it was promoted user interface thanks to the new systems and devices. The new generation of infotainment system carries interaction with passengers. Seats are upholstered with leather and other fabrics with high-quality finish. Ergonomic features, ventilation, and heating can’t leave you indifferent. Luggage compartment capacity is 40.4 cu, while folding the rear seats it expands to 80.3 cu.

2018 Lexus RX-dashboard

2018 Lexus RX – Price

Good sales for mentioned nameplates are expected. The basic price for 2018 Lexus RX is projected at $ 50,000. But, the selection of luxurious trim can rapidly raise the price. The biggest competitors are the Acura MDX, Audi Q5, and Cadillac SRX. The primary market is North America, but its appearance can also be expected in the countries of the Far East.

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