The Lexus RX is one of the most popular and highest selling SUVs for the Japanese luxury automobile manufacturer. The fourth generation RX was launched in 2015 and came loaded with tech and features. The only bit the prospective interests wanted is a third row seat to make it even more practical than the present offering. And Lexus has decided to do just that. The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show will be the platform for Lexus to debut their all-new RXL SUV in the international market.
The company recently shared a teaser image that shows just the tail lamp and the badging of the model. The RX that paved the way for the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago will retain its stylish figure while also providing more flexibility for passengers, stated the company in the date announcement release.
It was earlier rumoured that Lexus will launch the 2018 RXL SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show, but that did not happen. The new-gen RXL SUV will be based on the same platform as the RX SUV. However, as seen from images, the new SUV will sport a longer rear overhang. The camouflaged test mules show that with the longer body, the rear window has been made longer, to accommodate the larger area caused by the introduction of the third row seat. The size of the tailgate, however, will remain unchanged.
The 2018 Lexus RXL will be based on the same platform as the RX but will feature a longer body for the third row seat
There 2018 Lexus RXL SUV will launched in two versions. The petrol powered RX 350L will come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 219PS of power and comes mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid RX 450hL will make use of a 308PS motor, that is believed to be high on efficiency. It is also being said that Lexus might introduce a smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor on the RXL.