Toyota has finally decided to release a crossover after witnessing the success of the Q7 and the Highlander. The 2017 Lexus TX is likely to be based on the same platform as the Highlander but will feature a different gear, a new transmission option and a new engine.
2017 Lexus TX Design
The interior of the 2017 Lexus TX will be identical to the new generation RX 350 and will have an extra row of seats with plenty of leg room. There will extensive use of the latest technology to ensure the occupants have the best possible operating options. Magnificence and comfort will be a top priority. It is expected to offer specific equipment only available on it like an intercom system which allows the driver to communicate with the last row of seats, and the massive panoramic roof. The TX will not fall short in terms of luxury and premium features. Lexus models are currently having exciting feature and that is why those who require up class luxury go for Lexus. It has heated and ventilated seats, touch screen display, advanced air-conditioning, 4G LTE internet connection, Bluetooth, navigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitors lane departure warning, cross traffic alerts and HD radio. It will also have advanced electronic safety systems.
On the exterior the TX is likely to be a mix between the Highlander and the RX. The angular headlights and the frontal fascia with a spindle grille will be larger than in the RX, the back could get thicker pillars and the tailgate should be big enough to allow loading of luggage.
2017 Lexus TX engine
The 2017 TX will have two engine options. The first is to use the same engines as the current Highlander, a 2.4 liter inline 4 and 3.5 liter V6 units. One of them will be used for the hybrid version as well. The second option is for the TX to be fitted with the new Toyota engines developed in collaboration with BMW. The base engine will be new 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 with an output of 270HP and a torque of 290 lb-ft. This has the same fuel consumption as the older V6 hybrid. The 2017 Lexus TX could also be fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo to an electric motor, with an output of 330 HP and a fuel consumption of 35 MPG, an improvement over the older V6.
The 2017 Lexus TX Release date and price
The release date has not been announced and is expected to be at the end of 2015 and showroom availability starting in the first half of 2017 . The 2017 Lexus TX is likely to cost around $60 000.