The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is one of the new hybrid crossover SUVs that are expected to make an entry into the market in the near future. The hybrid component of this series allows the vehicle to offer SUV features while at the same time being environmental-friendly; thanks to its impressive fuel mileage.
Just like its predecessor, this SUV is likely to come in both the Standard version and the F-sport version. In general, the 2018 Lexus RX 450h will retain some of features and qualities of its predecessor, the 2017 RX 450h. However, this newer version will also come with remarkable improvements. Motoring enthusiasts are keen to know what the new RX 450h will have to offer.
2018 Lexus RX 450h – Exterior and Interior Redesign
These aspects present some of the significant changes that will feature in the 2018 model. This hybrid SUV boasts of the third row of seats. However, this does not it will be any longer than the current five-sitter version. This is because these corporate cousins have similar wheelbase (the distance between the rear axles and the front.
A distinguishing aspect of the car’s exterior is its sleeker and thinner design. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is lighter than its predecessors making it, even more, fuel efficient than the other the earlier models. Expect the characteristic medieval faceplate grille the mix of angles and, of course, the blacked-out floating rear roof to be retained in this car. Standard 18- inch alloy wheels will be fitted to this car; however, the 20-inch wheels should be optional.
The foldable adult-size third row is a defining feature of the 2018 RX 450h. This row allows the car to have a seating capacity of seven. Driver aids include the radar cruise control necessary to maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead. The dashboard will come with a stylish design and incorporate numerous control buttons and a state-of-the-art infotainment system.
Technology features to aid you in planning your trip are part of the features in the car. These features include smartphone integration such as live assistance apps and Enform Destinations trip planning. Count on the driving aids that will enable the 2018 Lexus RX 450h to sense other vehicles and pedestrians plus its automatic braking to avoid collisions.
2018 Lexus RX 450h – Engine and Performance
Expect this hybrid powertrain to include a 3.5-liter V6 engine which will deliver seamless acceleration irrespective of the conditions. The engine will produce up to 295 hp which can accelerate the car up to 60 mph in not more than 7.2 seconds. When it comes to braking, the car will give you the distance of 121 to 130 feet for 60-0 mph.
2018 Lexus RX 450h – Price and Release Date
The manufacturer is yet to issue the official release date of this hybrid crossover SUV. However, it only seems reasonable to expect this Lexus RX 450h 2018 to venture into the market sometime towards the end of 2017. On the same breath, we can anticipate the price of the standard version to be in the range of MSRP of $58.094 while the F-sport version will be in the range of $63,784. With all these features, the 2018 Lexus RX 450h promises to be a car to watch in 2018 and beyond.