2018 Lexus RX 350
Several weeks ago, many unofficial automotive websites claimed that Lexus already announced about their new and three-row crossover vehicle and when we hear it, we think Lexus is talking about the new RX SUV as what experts think about this. The demand of crossover is always increasing. Lexus wants to offer their luxurious SUV that will be called as the new 2018 Lexus RX 350. They still have a lot of time to fix all the details for a new look. It will be almost identical from the current model because the major redesign has been released for 2016 model. But it is developed and of course it will go much better than before.
Outside, we don’t hear that the company will prepare big changes. So it is better to not expect many things around the outer part of 2018 RX 350. Some parts perhaps will be revised but the design language is still the same as the current model. It is because the company has more concern on the new cabin layout and engine performance.
Inside the cabin, the main highlight to offer is the third row with several interesting features which is still not clear up to now. We think that they might give some updates for the existing features. You can feel the elegant design with exciting look and attractive details, for example the wooden and chrome details to complete all cabin and the leather cover for the steering wheel, door panels and seats. Moreover, it gives you high level of comfort with the adjustable and heated seat system. The RX crossover was released with two-row model but now it has different layout with the increased wheelbase for ample leg area. The cargo area is also large to support seven passengers.
It is too early to inform all things about the engine but we glad that there are some unofficial sites can reveal the possible engines for the new 2018 Lexus RX 350. Our reliable sources mentioned that the hybrid is possible to offer, but there is no official confirmation yet regarding to this issue. We assume that there will be two-row crossovers with the smaller or the same unit. The base engine will be 3.5 liter and V6 which can develop the same output as the current model which is about 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque power. By using this engine, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds. They will retain the current transmission which means eight-speed auto gearbox and the output will be transferred via front-wheel drive while the optional is all-wheel drive.
Release Date and Price
2018 Lexus RX 350 doesn’t change much for its price. The current FWD model is $42,000 and the AWD is about $44,000. We think that the cost will slight increase and it depends on the size of SUV you want as well as the package you pick. We expect that the release can be started in the beginning of 2018.