LEXUS GROWS RX L INTO ITS FIRST SEVENSEATER
Lexus has launched its first seven-seat car in Europe with the RX L, a 110mm longer version of the luxury hybrid SUV with a third row of seats. The rearmost seats are raised or stowed electrically, while leather upholstery and a new triple-zone air conditioning system, with controls for third-row passengers, are standard. The power tailgate window is steeper to create headroom for rearmost passengers.
The 40/20/40 second row bench seat slides 150mm and is set higher to create good foot space for third-row passengers. A lever on the outer second-row seats tips the seatback forward and slides the bench to access the third row. Boot space grows from 453 litres to 495 litres with the third row of seats folded away.
The RX L has a 259bhp 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and two electric motors for a total 308bhp and 335Nm of torque, and a CVT automatic gearbox. The engine and 165bhp electric motor drive the front wheels, a 68bhp electric motor the rear ones.