2017 Lexus TX Brand New Crossover
A three-row version of the Lexus RX has been speculated about for quite some time. However, we’ve recently been given several spy images that corroborate this story. A couple of camouflaged test mules in three-row configurations have been spotted on the streets of Los Angeles. While some believe that the extended version will actually be sold as the 2017 Lexus RX, others suggest that this model will make its debut wearing the new TX moniker. Anyway, the upcoming model will naturally share most of its components with the brand’s best-selling RX crossover SUV. The 2017 Lexus TX is expected to hit the showrooms in late 2016.
Since the project still hasn’t been commented by the company, we can only speculate about the TX’s exterior and especially the interior design. On the other hand, it seems that the 2017 Lexus TX is very likely to adopt a similar design philosophy that has been presented with the new-generation 2016 RX. Expect to see certain visual differences at the front and rear ends that include the light clusters and bumpers. However, the overall appearance of the new TX crossover is expected to mimic the slightly smaller RX to a large extent.
By receiving a longer wheelbase and the third row of seats, the TX will be able to offer much more legroom and headroom compared to its smaller sibling. Needless to say, the interior will be replete with the brand’s latest technology, while the cabin design won’t stray too far from the familiar one seen in the new RX.
2017 Lexus TX Engine Range
As for the engine range, it is expected to be borrowed from the RX almost unchanged. The 2017 Lexus TX will be offered in both 350 and 450h variants. The TX 350 will get the 3.5-liter V6 that delivers around 300 horsepower. This unit will be paired with the new eight-speed automatic gearbox. A similar power output is expected from the hybrid 450h model that will be motivated by the 3.5-liter Atkinson Cycle V6 combined with three electric motors. This gas-electric system currently produces 295 horsepower in the new RX.
2017 Lexus TX Price
The 2017 Lexus TX will be built at the company’s Canadian facility in Cambridge, Ontario. Since the seven-seat version of the Lexus crossover has been frequently requested by the North American buyers, we expect the new TX to be highly successful on this market. Official pricing details are yet to be released but we expect its price to start between $50,000 and $60,000.