With the new long-wheelbase version of the Lexus RX the Nobel offshoot of Toyota brings seven-seat SUV on the European market. World premiere of the car was in December 2017 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, however, there is detailed info on the European Version.
The RX-L with 5.00 meters eleven centimeters longer than the normal RX, the wheelbase however, is identical. The steeper the rear allows good headroom in the third row, Lexus. The seats of the middle row are in the long version, in a ratio of 40:20:40 split folded down. In addition, you can be up to 15 centimeters in the longitudinal direction of the move, which facilitates the access to the very back. The standard two additional seats in the third row in the trunk to sink. For this purpose, a pressure on one of the controls, the backrest of the rear seat and in the trunk to find enough. The boot capacity is 176 liters in seven-seater configuration, and 432 litres as a five seater (both of which are measured up to the upper edge of the seat backrests). In a folded second and third row and roof-high loading, the volume increases to 1.656 liters. For comparison: The normal version of the RX offers 539 to 1,612 of liters of trunk space.
The tailgate opens the optional sensor-controlled, but not, as usual, by movement of the foot under the bumper, but by moving a hand in front of the Lexus Emblem on the flap. A three-zone air conditioning allows the passengers in the very rear, the air conditioning to your Wishes. Extras include a colour Head-up Display and a navigation system with a 12.3-inch Display
Series a 8.0-inch Monitor.
As motorization exclusively by the RX 450h is well-known hybrid system is available. As a burner, a 3.5-Liter V6 gasoline engine is 262 HP. For this purpose, two electric motors, one per axle so a four-wheel drive. The front delivers 167 HP, the rear 68 HP. As energy storage is a Nickel-metal hydride battery is used. The system output of 313 HP allows for a Tempo-100-Sprint in 8.0 seconds, top speed is 180 km/h. The standard consumption is specified at 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers. The vehicle complies with the exhaust emission standard Euro 6d Temp.
The suspension is based on MacPherson struts at the front and a double rear wishbone. There are also Optional adaptive dampers. The electronic security system of the "Lexus Safety System+" package which includes a radar - and camera-based anti-collision system with pedestrian detection, cruise control, a Distance, a lane-keeping, blind spot and cross-traffic assistant, a remote light automatic, and a traffic sign recognition system. The prices for the RX 450hL starting at 67,000 euros. Thus, the extra cost is compared to the five-seater at 8,100 euros.(sl)