2019 Lexus RX is in the middle of redesigning, with last redesigning happen 2016 and announced a major change in 2020. All of these saying that we should not expect much change in this model, as the manufacturer has not announced anything significant for now. We saw the new model on test driving and those are our expressions.
According to spy photos, 2019 Lexus RX remains the same shape and design of the last model and that is quite logical since the new and fully redesigned model should be released next year. However, on test driving, the manufacturer covered taillights, which says to us that there could be some changes in design. Otherwise, there is black rhomboidal large grille that drops to the ground and thin LED front lights on the sides. Below them are fog lights with air intakes, shaped like letter C. There is an interesting metallic protection on the bottom of the front bumper, too. Besides new taillights, rear end has no much change, representing the usual design of crossover, with rounded truck door and spoiler as sun protection on the top of the rear window. There are two wide squared exhausts on the bottom of the rear bumper, too.
Not only that we could not manage to see at least a piece of dashboard through the window of 2019 Lexus RX during test driving, but the manufacturer obviously did not have much to share with us about the cabin equipment and design. We always expect high luxury cabin inside of any Lexus, leather on the seats (at least in higher trims) and modern and futuristic equipment and dashboard design.
Even though the manufacturer has not confirmed anything, there is more likely that they will take the same engine as on current RX 300 for new 2019 Lexus RX. That is 2.0-liter four-turbocharged petrol engine with 235 horsepower. The second (and stronger) option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower which is on current 350 RX. There is the third possibility as on current RX450 and that is V6 based hybrid with 306 horsepower. However, we were not being able to see which engine will exactly be under the hood of this vehicle, so you should those speculations take with caution.
2019 Lexus RX Release Date and Price
2019 Lexus RX should be on the market at the end of the year for the price of at least $90,000 for the base model, according to the price of the current model. The competitors could be every mid-size truck on the market like Ford Kuga, Volvo CX60 or Toyota RAV4.