The Lexus RX 350 is expected to undergo major redesign for the 2017 model year that should make it more ideal for an off-road vehicle. It will get various interior and exterior features with which to handle very tough terrains. It will also be fitted with a very powerful engine to compliment these features. Among the major exterior changes on this full-sized SUV will be the introduction of electric locking rear and front differentials, Bilstein shocks, 20 inches street tires as well as an electronic disconnecting sway bar. The 2017 Lexus RX 350 will be available in 3 trims namely Tradesman, Laramie and SLT.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Redesign Fresh New Look
To improve on the 2017 Lexus RX 350’s ability to tackle the roughest of terrains, it will be endowed with various exterior features. Among them will be the addition of extra-large wheels to allow for driving of this vehicle in rocky areas. On its front part will be a 9.25 AAM, a 9.35-inch ring gear, a 98, 3 millimeter piston and as well as a 35 millimeter axle shaft. At the back side of this SUV will be an 11.5 AAM, a 2952 millimeter ring gear, a 121.3 millimeter piston and a 38 millimeter axle shaft. The features will be complimented further by heavy-duty suspensions. What’s more, this car will be provided in diverse colors suitable for off-road vehicles. It will get stronger head lights to allow for comfortable driving in dusty places or at night.
Although the 2017 Lexus RX 350 was primarily designed for the off-road, its makers did not forget about convenience and comfort in driving. First and foremost, it will get a well-designed dash-board with various state-of-the-art functions. Among such functions is an eight point 4-inch touch screen for easier control by the driver. Inside the vehicle will be four seats and enough luggage space. The seats will be covered using fine materials with the driver height being adjustable. This not only enhances comfort it allows the automotive to be easily driven by tall and short drivers. this vehicle will also get various connectivity options such as a USB port, Bluetooth, GPS and navigation which are very essential for off-roading in places whereby one doesn’t know directions properly. Entertainment will be provided by a powerful 6-speaker infotainment system. It will also get diverse safety features in its interior such as air bags.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Engine and Performance
To enhance its strength in off-road terrains, this 2017 Lexus RX 350 will be powered through a 3.5-liter V6 automatic engine capable of generating 295 horse power and a 267 pound feet torque. The engine will get a 6 speed automatic transmission. It will have much better fuel economy especially because it will be equipped with Fuel Saving technology which delivers more power and better fuel efficiency. When overlying conditions allow, for instance in highway cruising, this Fuel Saving system shuts down 4 cylinders seamlessly to conserve fuel. This engine will also feature an active dual runner length intake manifold that specifically optimized for this lineup. This should offer an improved low-end torque without sacrificing on high-end power.
2017 Lexus RX 350 – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 will be released in the second quarter of 2016 since it’s already at advanced development stages. Upon release, this vehicle should have a starting price of $ 43,000.