At the Auto Show in Los Angeles 2017 premiere of the seven-seat version of the crossover Lexus RX 4. The extended version received the letter L.
Front Lexus RX L is no different from the source, but the feed has a number of unobtrusive changes. In particular, the specialists of the Japanese brand adjusted the position of the rear window, making it more vertical, and on the bumper installed other decorative lining.
In the base, the seven-seat RX L got a second-row sofa divided into sections, but as an option the SU-SUV can be ordered with separate captain’s seats – in this case the car will be six-seater.
As for the gallery, the seats here are located slightly lower than the seats of the second row. This solution allowed us to find a bit of free space for the rear passengers, which are offered air conditioning and coasters.
Note that the second row can be moved slightly forward with a special lever, thereby facilitating the landing on the gallery. To increase the luggage compartment, the seats of the third row can be folded to the floor by pressing a special button.
Due to the rear overhang increased by 110 mm, the overall length of the new Lexus RX L is 5 000 mm, while the wheelbase has not changed and is the previous 2 790 mm. The luggage compartment volume in the seven-seat configuration is only 176 liters, with a folded third row – 652 liters (under the curtain only 432), and if you fold the backs of the middle row, then the compartment size will be already 1,656 liters versus 1,594 on the standard “er-X”.
As power units for this modification, two engines are available. The basic version of the RX 350L is equipped with a 3.5-liter petrol V6, which works in tandem with an eight-speed automatic, developing 294 hp. and 357 Nm. The drive can be front, or full.
The more expensive hybrid version of the RX 450hL is driven by the same “six”, combined with a pair of traction electric motors, one of which autonomously drives the rear axle. The total output of such an installation is 313 forces.
The basic equipment of the seven-seat SUV included the non-contact opening of the fifth door (for this purpose it is enough to bring a hand to the brand logo) and the side curtain airbags installed on all three rows, while in many markets the Lexus Safety System is also included in the base.
It should be noted that the hybrid version of the Lexus RX Long is equipped with a better gasoline colleague. In particular, here the default audio system with 12 speakers (originally 9), navigation, front seats with heating and ventilation, as well as heated steering.
As options, 835-watt premium audio system Mark Levinson with 15 speakers, a panoramic roof with electric drive, a modern multimedia with a 12.3-inch screen are offered. All buyers of RX L will also receive free access to Enform Safety Connect and Enform Service Connect services for the first 10 years of ownership of the machine.