Lexus registers indexes for next-gen RX

Lexus registers indexes for next-gen RX

October 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In 2022, Lexus plans to release a new-generation RX crossover – for this car, the Japanese concern has already registered indices that transparently hint at what modifications it will offer.

The company has already registered the RX350h, RX450h + and RX500h trademarks in the patent offices of the largest countries of the world.

The letter h in the indices indicates that the new generation RX is planned to be produced only with hybrid power plants. The + symbol in the designation of an intermediate modification indicates that such a car will be able to recharge the battery from the external network.

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Japanese media reports that the RX350h will be equipped with a THS II unit with a 2.5-liter petrol engine, while the RX500h will receive a “multi-stage hybrid system with a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine.” The RX450h + will get the same powertrain from the recently unveiled RAV4 PHEV rechargeable.

Recall that the actual Lexus RX has been produced since 2015, it is offered in standard 5-seater and extended 7-seater versions. The current top-end variant of the crossover is designated RX450h – it has a hybrid power plant with a combined output of 308 hp, built around a 3.5-liter gasoline V6.