The all new 2018 Lexus RX continues a long line of luxury cars that has spanned a couple of time now, it is expected that it will retain as much of what it is known for as much as possible. One thing that is bound to stand out in the car is its unique design that was introduced by Lexus for its car models. The fact is that it may not come with radical changes; however, Lexus lovers can be sure of getting some real upgrades especially with the interior and exterior of the car. A look at images of the car will reveal to you that the car has not lost its premium-looking shape; also, the upscale look is not lost thus helping it retain its reputation as car that is meant for those who value top auto quality.
2018 Lexus RX Changes, Exterior
The new 2018 RX comes with the refreshed exterior that makes it at the top level in its category. In a category where you are bound to find a number of cars appearing rather shapeless and out of sorts, it indeed seeks to make a difference. Another thing about the car is the fact that it is bound to retain some of the features of the outgoing model, among other features that are bound to be retained in the car is the grille that is found in the front of the car. Furthermore, the car comes flanked by headlamps that are Triple L, LED daylight running lamps as well as LED fog lamps.
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Another quite obvious feature with the car is the fact that it also comes with a floating roofline design that in a way tapers near the roof pillar and thus gives it the look of a coupe. The total design of the car makes it one of the most fashionable of its class in the market. Also, there are no real changes that have been made as regards the new Lexus. It is also bound to have a length of about 192.5 inches as well as a wheelbase of a length of about 109.8 inches, it also has a height of 67.7 inches, as well as a width of 74.6 inches. Towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. Finally, standard wheels are aluminum 18-inch with seven-spoke, tires are 235/65R18 all season. Optionally you could get 20-inch machined high-gloss alloys in couple combination, other one chrome alloy (with more color options).
Lexus RX 2018 Interior
When it comes to the inside of the next-gen Lexus RX, you can be sure to find an interior that is calm and well ordered on the inside. You can be sure to find in it a car that is well ordered with its entire component finding them just in the right position within the car. Also, you will find out that the trim of the door as well as the dash design seemed to be borrowed from the GS and IS sports variant. The dash design comes with an orientation that is quite horizontal as well as curves that are asymmetrical. Furthermore, it is worthy of note to state that the interior is orientated for the driver, also the car cabin has a neat and well-designed feel.
As for the multimedia, RX 350, RX450h and F Sport got the latest 8-inches LCD display(infotainment), all trims got 4.2 inches TFT driver display. Optionally there is the big 12.3-inch touch screen, with Remote Touch Navigation controller. The standard audio system has nine-speaker. The first upgrade is the 12-speaker premium audio system, which comes with navigation. Even more luxury buyers can get with the new Mark Levinson audio system (835 watts) with 15-speaker. For the kids, on the back seats, there is 2 x 11.6-inch screen, optionally.
2018 Lexus RX spied
The outgoing model of the car may not have been all that impressive in terms of safety, however, the next-gen Lexus RX comes with some rather unique features in the safety compartment. These features include adaptive cruise control, traction control and stability control, electronic brake force distribution, hill-start assist, automatic braking system (ABS), the lane keeping the assistant software as well as departure warning system. Also, you are bound to find high beaming headlamps. Furthermore, it comes with ten airbags, driver knee bags as well as an anti-submarine airbag. Finally, the car comes with a unique camera for the purpose of the rear view.
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The all-new Lexus RX 350 2018 comes with a choice of D-4S fuel injection 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives you either a front wheel or all-wheel drive experience depending on your choice. Also, you have the hybrid variant that comes with an all-wheel-drive option. The V6 engine comes with an output of about 295 horsepower as well as 268-pound-feet of torque. Transmission is 8-speed automatic (electronically controlled). Fuel economy is around 20/27/23 mpg for FWD, and 19/26/22 mpg for AWD. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h (Hybrid) makes use of a D4-S 3.5-litre V6 engine that has a 259 horsepower as well as 247-pound-feet of torque.
Furthermore, it has two electric engine, both together push 308 ponies. Fuel consumption is 31/28 mpg for highway and city and 30 mpg combined, this hybrid has only AWD. Transmission is electronic continuously variable (eCVT). It has double wishbone suspension at the rear and MacPherson suspension system at the front which makes the driving smooth and comfortable.
Both trims have the couple of drive modes, Normal, Eco, and Sport. 2018 Lexus RX 350 F Sport trim has more option for sport tunning like, Sport S, and Sport S+ modes.
Price and release date
The upcoming Lexus RX is expected to be out at the beginning of the next year. Although at the moment, there is no real concrete news as regards when the car will be released, it is been speculated that the car is been prepared for the purpose been released at the start of the year 2018 thus marking an introduction to the newest updates that the latest Lexus comes with. When it comes to the price segment, it is expected that the car will not have much of a hike in this regard. It is expected that the car will be worth around $44,210 for FWD, $45,615 for AWD, which is not quite different from the outgoing model. For the USA market, the units will have RX 350 and RX 450h names.
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2018 Lexus RX 350 photos