The new model Lexus RX L with a 110 mm body and 7-seater interior is officially presented as part of the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019 . We offer our readers a review of the Lexus RX L (Lexus RH l) 2019-2020 with photos and video, price and specifications, specifications of the new premium crossover, capable of taking on board 6-7 people.
The extended version of the Lexus RX with the L (Long) attachment will enter the North American market at the end of this year with two power units: a petrol 294-horsepower Lexus RX 350L (available with both front-wheel drive FWD and AWD) and a hybrid Lexus RX 450hL with a hybrid 313-horsepower engine (petrol engine and a pair of electric motors), and, of course, the AWD AWD system. The price in America for a 7-seater Lexus RX 350 L starts from a mark of 47670 dollars for a front-wheel drive version and from $ 49070 for a crossover with a four-wheel drive.
For 20 years, the Japanese crossover Lexus RX (the model is produced as early as the 4th generation) is the leader in the premium class of mid-size SUV. The five-door crossover with the excellent body design, comfortable interior and powerful engines managed to win the hearts of millions of car enthusiasts around the world, but … the model clearly lacked the 7-seat version that the market was waiting for with impatience. So finally, Lexus marketers gave a go-ahead for the release of an extended version of Lexus RX with the letter L in the title.
Creating a 7-seat version of the crossover designers, engineers and designers did not reinvent the wheel, but rather easily – increased the overall overall length of the body by 110 mm compared with the 5-seat version of the model. At the same time, the wheelbase remains the same size and is 2790 mm.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Lexus RX L 2019-2020 are 5000 mm in length, 1895 mm in width, 1690 mm in height, with 2790 mm of wheelbase and 200 mm of ground clearance.
It is visually very difficult to distinguish an ordinary Lexus RX from an extended version with a letter L. Only by placing two crossover nose to nose and carefully comparing the rear parts of the body you can identify a larger rear roof rack, a smaller angle of the tailgate glass and a slightly different bumper in an extended version. That’s so delicate and filigree designers Lexus figured out the task of pulling the body of the Lexus RX L. In other respects, the appearance of the usual and long version is identical.
Standard novelty is offered in a 7-seat configuration with a seating formula of salon 2 + 3 + 2 and with a 3-seater seat of the second row. As an option, there are separate captain’s armchairs of the second row, reducing the passenger capacity of the novelty to 6 people.
The rear third row may be adapted for comfortable placement of two passengers (ventilation deflectors and cupholders are available), but with a reservation. To get into and settle on the gallery with a minimal hint of comfort will be children-schoolchildren or adults with a height of no more than 160-165 cm. The seats in the third row are frankly small, especially for the feet. However, the manufacturer assures that the gallery is suitable for adults, and the process of landing on the last row does not cause difficulties due to the convenient transformation of the seats of the second row (the chairs after pressing the special lever are shifted forward).
The new Lexus RX L comes standard with a tailgate with a non-contact opening function and an electric drive, separate 40/20/40 second-row seats and a third row of seats folded at the touch of a button. In this case, the backrests of the seats 3 rows of descending forward form an absolutely flat floor of the luggage compartment.
The level of equipping an extended version of the crossover is significantly richer than a crossover with a conventional body. Safety curtain airbags are present on all three rows. Also available is the Lexus Safety System + advanced system, three-zone climate control and leather interior trim. In the list of options, the mass of equipment and nice chips: multimedia complex with 12.3-inch color screen, Mark Levinson audio system with 15 speakers (available and more simple with 9 and 12 speakers), panoramic sunroof, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electrical adjustment, heating and ventilation, heated steering wheel and second-row seats.
Specifications Lexus RX L 2019-2020 year.
The novelty is offered in two versions with a gasoline engine and a hybrid power plant.
The Lexus RX 350L is equipped with a petrol 3.5-liter V6 (294 hp 357 Nm) paired with 8 automatic transmissions. At choice, at least in the US market, a crossover with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
The Lexus RX 450hL is equipped with a hybrid 313-horsepower Lexus Hybrid Drive in the V6 3.5 petrol and two electric motors, one for each axle (the rear provides the crossover with a unique all-wheel drive).