Seven-seat Lexus RX SUV to be unveiled at Tokyo

4th Jul 2017 7:00 am

Extended wheelbase SUV likely to be called RX450hL; new UX SUV also in the works.

The seven-seat Lexus RX SUV will be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo motor show this year. Along with an increase in length, the carmaker is expected to give the SUV a mid-cycle styling update.  

Also set to join the global line-up at a later stage is the smaller UX SUV that's based on the Paris motor show’s UX concept. It will replace the CT hatchback in Lexus' range, and will sit below the RX and NX SUVs. Patents have been filed for a range of variants under the UX name, including the UX200, UX250 and UX250h.

The styling of the production UX is expected to be less extreme than the concept, but will still maintain the spindle grille and angular styling which Lexus has adopted on its current generation of cars. Like the concept, the engine range suggests both traditional internal combustion engines as well as a range-topping hybrid.

In India, Lexus made its official entry earlier this year and has the ES sedan, the RX and the LX SUVs on sale. 

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