Lexus has introduced a new 7-seater version of its RX luxury SUV in South Africa. Herewith specification and pricing details for the newcomer...
Shown at the LA Motor Show late last year, the Lexus RX L SUV offers additional flexibility thanks to an electrically-powered third row of seats. Lexus extended the RX’s body length by some 110 mm and steepened the rear windscreen to afford third-row passengers sufficient headroom as well as class-leading luggage space, according to the firm.
The RX 350L can accommodate 7 while still offering a sizable load bay. It doesn't look cramped back there, does it?
The third row of seats are split in a 50/50 configuration which can also accommodate child seats as well as adults. With the seats stowed away, a total of 432 litres of space is available. A stowable luggage protector and covered side rails are also included. Passengers can access the third row by using one-touch levers to slide and fold the second row forward. The slide length of the second row has been extended further forward by 45 mm. The RX L offers 3-zone climate control to ensure passenger comfort and there are convenient cupholders for rear passengers too. The tailgate is electrically operated for added convenience.
The V6 RX 350L with 216 kW and 358 Nm is now available in SA.
The RX 350L is offered in the form of a V6-powered RX 350L. The RX 350L is fitted with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with 216 kW and 358 Nm of torque. Lexus’ Dynamic Torque Control AWD system aids fuel consumption by engaging the front wheels under normal driving conditions but is also able to send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels when required.
The RX 350L is equipped with a host of luxury features.
In terms of safety, the RX L is equipped with a full suite of airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags that offer protection all the way to the third row.
Key exterior design details include LED headlights, daytime running lights and front fog lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and rear privacy glass.
On the inside, the RX 350L features a 12-inch audio display screen, navigation, 12 speakers and 10-way power adjustable front seats with heating, ventilation and driver seat memory. The second row of seats are upholstered in leather while the third row features synthetic covering. The RX 350L also features a moon roof instead of the usual panoramic sunroof and second-row passengers also have access to 2 5V USB sockets in the central armrest for charging devices.
Lexus RX – Price in South Africa
RX 450H - R1 222 600
RX 350L - R949 300
RX 350 - R916 600
The Lexus RX is sold with a 4-year/100 000 km warranty and 4-year/90 000km maintenance plan.