MEDIUM-SIZE LEXUS IS NOW LONGER

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The de­sign­ers at Lexus ex­tended the RX 350 by 110 mm, the roof is 10 mm higher, and the hatch­back is more up­right. The longer RX 350 also gets the suf­fix “L” to its name. The rea­son for the mod­i­fi­ca­tion is be­cause Lexus’s clients asked for a third row of seats. The RX 350L’s back seats have space for two pas­sen­gers and a child seat. The cur­tain airbags have been made longer to pro­tect the rear pas­sen­gers and there are an­chor points for the child seat. The seats lift and lower elec­tri­cally and the rear pas­sen­gers have their own air con but­tons. The frontand mid­dle-row seats are still heated, but not the ones at the back. The rear seats have syn­thetic up­hol­stery in­stead of leather like the rest – ap­par­ently be­cause it’s more durable. The RX 350L is pow­ered by the same V6 en­gine as the stan­dard RX 350, but it de­liv­ers 5 kW and 12 Nm less torque (216 kW and 358 Nm) than the stan­dard model be­cause the new de­sign re­quires a sin­gle ex­haust pipe rather than a dou­ble ex­haust sys­tem.

Prices

RX 350 Ex (five-seater) RX 350L Ex (seven-seater) RX 450H Se (five-seater) R916 600 R949 300 R1 222 600

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