Lexus Reveals Three-Row RX L Model at LA Auto Show
The Lexus RX has a long history, as the popular luxury crossover has been a fixture of the Lexus lineup ever since it was introduced and began the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago. However, there has been one thing that the RX previously had been unable to do—seat up to seven people.
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To that end, Lexus has revealed the new RX L at the LA Auto Show, where the brand extended the RX’s body by 4.3 inches at the rear and changed the angle of the tailgate window to provide room for a third row of seats. This third row is specially designed to offer the same luxury experience as the second row of seating, using certain touches like a slightly higher second row of seats to increase third-row foot room. To maximize user-friendliness, there is a power tailgate and the third-row seats have power-folding capabilities.
Other than the third row, the RX L retains both the good looks and safety features of the two-row RX, including the brand’s spindle grille, blacked-out C-pillars, and a standard selection of the Lexus Safety System+, including advanced safety systems like Intelligent High Beams and Blind Spot Monitor with Intuitive Parking Assist.
The RX L is available in two models: the RX 350L, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 290 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, and the RX 450hL Hybrid with AWD, which pairs the 3.5-liter V6 with a pair of high-powered electric drive motors for 308 combined hp.
The RX L will make its way to dealerships later this year, starting with the 350L.