Right from the introduction in 1997, the Lexus RX 350, the model is always experiencing some changes each year up to its 4th generation. Introduced as a compact crossover, the Lexus has developed in its size gradually, and now it has turned out to be a medium-sized SUV. From spy shots, we can see that Lexus has not changed much of its interior design and powertrains, except some notable tweaks in its external design. The cabin is perhaps one of the best-planned in the segment and at the same time comfortable at the high-end crossover level. The journey quality is butter soft. With all that being affirmed, Lexus has really exposed the fourth-generation, second-year production 2017 RX 350 for the next model year.
2017 Lexus RX 350 Changes, Exterior
It is probable that the similar engine of the departing RX 350 will positively improved output to carry out a few developments around the outer part. Buyers now can anticipate the now RX with a more number of stylish outside elements than in the present RX 350. Accordingly, the visual appearance of the 2017 model is enhanced by revamping its front division with the original design logo. The new vehicle gets a redecorated daring spindle grille and pleasingly designed LED headlights, as well, besides extra pointed edges and angular stripes.
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The new 2017 RX 350 will be larger than its predecessor and its body length has been increased by five inches. This boosts the inner space of the cabin to equip it with three seat rows to offer a comfortable seating to the occupants as well as an increased space for cargo. For the model year, buyers can expect it with some more body color options in addition to the existing ones, including more standard and optional exterior features.
These outside changes are likely to offer the vehicle a better stylish and modern look. As a result, it gets a better stability is achieved during high velocities through the enhanced aerodynamic feature. Dimensions are Length – 192 in, Wheelbase – 109 in, Width – 74 in, Height – 67 in. Curb Weight is 4740 lbs. Towing capacity is 3,500 lbs.
– Atomic Silver
– Autumn Shimmer Brown
– Caviar Black
– Satin Cashmere Metallic
– Eminent White Pear
– Matador Red Mica
– Nebula Gray Pearl
– Nightfall Mica
– Silver Lining Metallic
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There will not be any notable change in the 2017 Lexus RX 350 interior styling, meaning it would come with the identical features and equipment as those of the outgoing RX 350. Furthermore, the cabin comes designed with three rows of seats to offer the better comfortable place for accommodating more passengers.
2017 Lexus RX 350 interior
2017 Lexus RX 350 Engine
This time, the 2017 Lexus SUV comes outfitted with a traditional mill as well as with a hybrid variant.
The traditional engine will be a V6, twin-turbo petrol-operated mill with 3.5-liter capacity. This will be competent to generate an utmost power of 295hp @ 6,300 rpm and torque of 267 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm. Transmission is 8 speed automatic. Fuel consumption is for city 20 mpg and highway 27 mpg. Fuel tank capacity is 19.2 gal. On the other hand, the hybrid engine that comes with three electric motors and the similar V6, 3.5-liter mill, will produce the same output of 308 HP @6000 rpm and torque of 247 ft-lbs. @ 4600 rpm.
However, three electric motors have their individual useful functions. The two motors would feed the power to each of the front wheels of the new RX 350, whereas the third motor would feed the requisite power to the vehicle’s back wheels. In conclusion, all these actions are achieved by combining the engines with an eight-velocity computerized gearbox.
Safety(Lexus Safety System+):
– Pre-Collision System
– Lane Departure Alert
– Blind Spot Monitor
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert
– Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
– Automatic High Beam.
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Base price and the date of release
Buyers can buy their favorite 2017 Lexus RX 350 by paying the initial sum of $ 42,000 during the conclusion of the year 2016.
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2017 Lexus RX photos