2018 Lexus RX 350 Get 3rd Row, Release Date Soon

Since the model was introduced back in 1997, the RX has been one of the best selling models for the Lexus brand. The new version is expected to continue with that winning streak thanks to some nice updates and freshen up.

Lexus haven’t given any indication of what the update contains, or even when to expect it, but working on their usual production cycles and updates, this is what we think we’ll see in the new model.

The main rivals for the car are BMW X3, Audi Q5.

2018 Lexus RX 350 Release date

Speculation is pointing toward a release date of later in 2017, we think that the new 2018 Lexus RX350 will be on the dealers forecourts around September of 2017.

2018 Lexus RX 350 release date: late 2017

2018 Lexus RX 350 Price

As with all autos, price is very dependent on the trim level or the options ticked when ordering, but we think that the base model should start in the region of $42,000, while the loaded flag ship version will be closer to $60,000.

2018 Lexus RX 350 Redesign and Сhanges

When will the Lexus RX 350 be redesigned? It seems as though Lexus are planning a raft of changes for the new model, although it will still only be an updated model rather a brand new version.

2018 Lexus RX 350L

Perhaps most noticeably, we think that the 2018 version will be up to 5” bigger (overall length) from the previous version. This should lead to increased room and comfort for the occupants.

Despite the extra length, it’s thought that Lexus have been working hard on keeping weight down, so while it may not shed any weight, it seems likely that it certainly won’t be piling it on. This version will get a new 2018 RX 350L designation (just like the executive LS), though it is not officially confirmed.

2018 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

There is likely to one more special edition appear - the highly modified F sport, which get not only a simple set of redesigned front and rear bumpers, special badges, etc. The new 2018 RX 350 F sport could get retuned suspension, less ground clearance, new exhaust system.

2018 RX 350 Video

2018 Lexus RX 350 Interior

Inside the cabin, there will be a few updates, although this is mainly centering around the tech that will be fitted; updating the safety and comfort systems – there won’t be much changing in the styling department.

As for the rest, expect to see updated LED headlights, redesigned bumpers and slightly redesigned grille to fit with the current design language – the grille will be angular and quite aggressive.

On the whole, the new 2018 RX 350 SUV will be unmistakably Lexus RX, just with a slightly updated look to keep it fresh and one of the company’s best sellers.

2018 Lexus RX 350 Specs

Under the hood, we think that Lexus are keeping the existing 3.5 liter V6 (although they may tweak it slightly for improved economy), this motor produces an adequate 295 BHP and 267 lb/ft of torque and is coupled to an 8-speed auto transmission with manual mode. This will drive either just the front wheels, or all four (depending on specification).

2016-11-26 by Luke Widmeyer