Leading automotive magazines are announcing the 2023 Lexus RX 350 redesign is set, and this could even start the new generation. Not too long ago, the mid-size luxury SUV was facelifted. But, to keep up with the competition, the company needs to bring novelties more often than before. The RX is the best-seller in the three-row luxury SUV class. There are a few reasons, and one of them is a very attractive look. Now, Lexus designers need to deliver it again.
Besides the styling, the RX was always very reliable. Well, a V6 is not the most efficient engine. But, smooth acceleration and a comfortable ride are something worth mentioning. We still don’t know what will happen under the hood of the 2023 Lexus RX 350. A hybrid model is coming back for sure. Some say it will be called 350h, although it now appears as 450h, while still using a 3.5-liter displacement. Also, if you need more room, a 350L is a three-row version, while one of the most popular upgrades is the F Sport package.
All in all, many fans will skip 2022 YM, waiting for the redesign the 2023 Lexus RX 350 is bringing. It is still early to talk about the future vehicle since the model for the next season is still not officially out. The bad thing we can hear about the 2023 RX is the price bump. The new MSRP will start significantly higher than the current one.
Changes: Exterior, Interior, Colors
The upcoming redesign is going to refresh the entire lineup. Well, the RX was already well-known for its aggressive styling and eye-catching grille. That is the case with all Lexus SUVs. Fans can’t wait to see novelties on the front fascia, which was updated last year. Now, the big redesign might mark the start of the new generation, according to KBB. The company is going through the entire SUV squad. The LX600 is a new member. The nameplate is registered. Also, after a long time, the GX is going to introduce a fresh look. So, the carmaker is about to cement the spot as one of the most successful builders of luxury SUVs.
The interior also needs adjustments. Basically, the 2023 Lexus RX 350 is a five-seater. But, you can add two more spots if you opt for a long-wheelbase 350L model. Currently, the L variant adds 3.5 inches. We’ll see if the RX is keeping dimensions, or the redesign might bring more interior room. Buyers will expect a new layout, updated infotainment, more safety features, and the replacement for an old touchscreen display. Various comments show owners are not so happy with it.
Of course, the redesign of the 2023 Lexus RX 350 will also add new colors. It is early to know those options. However, building the SUV was very fun since there were seven paintjobs in the palette. The company also offers premium shades, and some of them are only available on higher trim levels.
2023 Lexus RX 350 Engines, Hybrid, AWD
We can hear the company is ready to downgrade a V8 on the LX and replace it with a twin-turbo V6. Toyota, the owner of Lexus, also sacrificed some power on the Highlander Hybrid, by offering a four-cylinder engine instead of V6. With a 3.5-liter displacement being criticized for its efficiency, engineers could opt for something new for the 2023 Lexus RX 350. A turbo-four is an interesting idea for sure. However, the luxury SUV will definitely need a V6 for a seven-seat model. A 3.5-liter stays in the lineup with 295 hp and 270 lb-ft.
The question is what is going to happen with a hybrid. For now, 310 horsepower was good. But, the competition is more serious. Lincoln Aviator is close to 500 hp with its PHEV system. Downgrading to the same unit Toyota Highlander is using is not an option. The luxury SUV needs a lot of power. The 2023 Lexus RX 350 F Sport package is going to be back. Again, as the styling upgrade, not the performance. The name can confuse those who don’t know much about this model. The F Sport is easy to recognize thanks to the unique set of features, such as a special grille, wheels, and details.
2023 Lexus RX 350 Release Date
The new model for the 2022 season will be introduced by the end of this year. It will give more time and space to engineers and designers to focus on the 2023 Lexus RX 350 redesign. Well, the big chunk of the work must be already done and we expect first prototypes to show up shortly after the premiere of the 2022 YM. The spy photos will unveil more details about the redesign. Nevertheless, the full image is going to be unveiled in the second half of next year. Fans hope for big surprises.
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