The first new version of the flagship Lexus crossover will not be received by Americans, as expected, but by the Japanese.
The world premiere of the three-row Lexus RX took place in November at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. The length of the model was increased by 110 mm to 5,000 mm, the rear overhang also increased by 110 mm, the wheelbase was the same – 2,790 mm. In the States, sales of new cars will start before the end of this year, in 2018, an elongated model will reach Europe. And in Japan, the all-terrain vehicle can be bought today – in Japan the model will be available from December 7.
Japanese extended crossover is offered only in the hybrid version of the RX450h L. The structure of the installation of this “SUV” includes a petrol engine V6 3.5, an electromechanical variator and two electric motors, the drive is only full.
In the arsenal of the Lexus RX 450h L there are: a system for monitoring blind spots, a video review camera, a system for assisting in leaving the parking in reverse, and an adaptive high-altitude control system. Also, the model was equipped with a set of active safety systems Lexus Safety System +, it includes: the system of recognition of traffic signs, the control of driver fatigue, warning of lane change, hold in the band, adaptive cruise control.
The price of the three-row RX is from 7,690,000 yen.
As previously reported, in the US, the extended RX will also be offered in the hybrid version. In addition, the Americans will be available gasoline RX350 L.