The Lexus RX L has been launched in India, and that too directly in the facelifted avatar that was introduced in May this year. It is priced at INR 99.00 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The facelifted Lexus RX is yet to reach our shores, while the pre-facelift Lexus RX has been discontinued now.
The 'L' in the Lexus RX L stands for the fact it's the longer version with three-row seating layout for seven (as standard) or six (optionally) occupants. Whether the six-seat option is available in India or not hasn't been clarified to the press.
The facelift has brought new front grille, newly designed front fog lamps, remodelled front bumper and tweaked tail lamps to the Lexus RX L. Inside, the 12.3-inch central display's encasing is in a more stylish avatar now. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support has been added to the infotainment system.
LED headlamps with L-shaped clearance lamps, illuminated exterior door handles, 20-inch aluminium wheels with customisable colour trims, panoramic roof, LED tail lamps with L motif and one-touch power-folding third-row seats are some of the key features of the Indian-spec Lexus RX L.
Safety equipment includes 10 airbags, Bladescan Adaptive High-Beam System, LED cornering lights, Blind Spot Monitor, Parking Assist (360-degree camera system) and Lane Departure Alert.
On the outside, the new Lexus RX 450hL makes use of revised character lines that run across the length of the vehicle. It features L-shaped LED lamps which also integrate LED DRLs with signature Lexus arrowhead-shaped illumination. It sports advanced LED turn signal lamps which light-up in an outward sweeping motion.
Lexus is selling the RX L in India exclusively in the RX 450hL hybrid variant. While the 2GR-FXS 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine (262 PS/335 Nm) is a given, whether there are two electric motors assisting this engine and resulting in an AWD drivetrain layout or just one (front) is something Lexus is yet to reveal. The combustion engine is BS-VI compliant. The fuel economy rating is 18.8 km/l.