As promised, Lexus has unveiled a three-row Lexus RX L at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Based on the fourth-generation Lexus RX, the RX L gets its dimensions stretched with new styling at the back end to accommodate six or seven passengers comfortably. Lexus claims the new SUV promises ample space for all passengers and class-leading boot space with all three rows up.
To accommodate the extra row, Lexus has extended the car’s overall length by 110 mm coupled with a longer C-pillar section to ensure good headroom for third-row passengers. The C-pillars are blacked out to create a floating-roof effect. Other than that, the rest of the design language remains.
Lexus offers the RX L in two seating configurations – six or seven. The former adopts captain seats for the middle row, leaving a centre walkway for better ingress and egress. The middle row has been positioned slightly higher to create more foot room for the third-row passengers.
At launch, the RX L is available with two engine choices – a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 with 290 hp and 357 Nm of torque as well as a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid with 308 hp. The hybrid model is available exclusively with an AWD layout while the RX 350 L can be had with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The RX L will go on sale alongside the standard five-seater RX versions and will hit the market in 2018.