The Lexus is among the most respected car manufacturers in the market today. The automaker has been working on redesigning RX midsize crossover and now the car is almost ready for release. The new version is expected to enter the auto market as 2017 Lexus RX 450h adopting a luxurious midsize SUV platform. The expected upgrade of this vehicle is basically based on the high demand for the previous version. Lexus RX 450h is a reliable car with elegant exterior profile and luxurious interior styling. Consumers should expect redesigned exterior and interior and exterior features as well as revised engine options and performance.
2017 Lexus RX 450h – Platform and Design:
The upcoming Lexus RX 450h presents a sportier and sleek exterior body styling with a sophisticated appearance. The exterior body chassis adopts high strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials. The lightweight material design reduces the car’s overall weight, thereby enhancing aerodynamic performance as well a fuel economy. Among the major upgrades for the 2017 Lexus RX 450h is the new pin chromed grille, automatic HD LED headlights and fog lights which give the front end of this vehicle an aggressive appearance.
The front bumper has also been revised with elegant designing while the rear end receives revamped LED taillights and a sporty dual exhaust pipe system. The new RX 450h Lexus appears slimmer than its predecessor though the automaker has increased the exterior measurements to allow for spacious interior design and to make it more stable. Expect the vehicle to be fitted with massive 19-inch alloy wheels for improved off-road performance.
Inside the car, it presents comfortable and luxurious designing with hi-tech infotainment features. The spacious five-passenger interior cabin features extended headroom and legroom to enhance comfortable long distance driving. The 2017 Lexus 450h also comes with premium leather upholstered seats and sufficient luggage area. The new dashboard features 7-inch touchscreen display where most of the car’s functions are controlled or regulated. Among the standard interior, equipment includes adaptive climate control, air conditioner, 12-speaker audio system with compatible USB port interface, Bluetooth audio and smartphone integration featuring Lexus Enform connectivity, satellite radio, CD/ MP3/MP4 player.
The 2017 Lexus RX 450h offers plenty of driver assistance and safety features and design. This including rear crumple zones, collapsible steering column, door beams for side-impact, collapsible brake pedal, reinforced door sills and pillars, impact-dissipating upper interior trim, adaptive cruise control, forward pre-collision warning system, blind spot monitoring system, dynamic cruise control, quality automatic air bags and safety belts among others.
2017 Lexus RX 450h – Engine Options:
The new Lexus RX 450h will be powered by 3.5 liter 6-cylinder VVTi motor. This powertrain is rated at about 295 hp and 24o lb-ft. of torque. It will be mated to either 6- speed or 8-speed automatic transmission that will send power to all wheel drive system (AWD). The 2017 Lexus RX 450h will be capable of attaining 60 mph mark within 6.9 seconds from rest. Top speed is rated at 129 mph while fuel economy figures are estimated at 19 miles per gallon in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and about 23 miles per gallon combined EPA. Lexus are also planning on offering a hybrid version with an electric motor.
2017 Lexus RX 450h – Price and Debut Time:
Finally, the Lexus are likely to release their new RX 450h at the beginning of 2017. Estimated starting price for the 2017 Lexus RX 450h will be $43,000.