In Europe A Seven-Seat Lexus RX Has Gone On Sale
The new lengthened version of the Lexus RX SUV is being sold in Japan. This spring the model has got to Europe. At the moment, the approximate cost of a 7-seat modification of the Toyota’s most popular premium model is known.
Lexus RX L will be available in three versions. The basic SE version will cost from 59,000 euros – about 2700 euros cheaper than the 5-seat RX SE, the AutoExpress reports.
An extended crossover was introduced by the Japanese automaker at the end of last year at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. Its main rivals in Europe are the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90.
To put an extra row of seats, Lexus stretched the length of the standard RX by 110 mm and installed a rear door with a steeper angle of inclination to provide in the third row a sufficient margin of height.
The company promises that the ‘gallery’ will be as comfortable as the second row. The last seats can be folded into the trunk floor to increase its volume.
Unlike the Land Rover Discovery, in which the seats are located in a theatrical style, in the Lexus RX L the middle row is set above the third row to give more legroom to the rear passengers.
The seven-seat car will be offered with the same hybrid drivetrain as the standard model. It includes a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine and a small electric motor for the all-wheel drive. The total power of the system is 308 hp.
The crossover can ride on electric traction only, but at low speed and at short distances.