The current generation of the popular mid-size crossover has been around since 2015 and that would usually be a not so big problem. However, the competition is getting tougher every year, so the 2021 Lexus RX 350 is about to receive a complete overhaul if we can rely on the latest reports. Allegedly, the new model will come a year before the usual 7-year turnaround. Of course, the main reason lays in the tough competition, but that’s not all. The current generation is one of the rare models in Toyota’s lineup that still waits to switch to a new TNGA platform. Therefore, this redesign seems quite likely, despite the fact that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter.
2021 Lexus RX 350 Redesign
Of course, this redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. The first thing that comes to mind in the platform. Naturally, the 2021 Lexus RX 350 means switching to a new TNGA platform. This will definitely bring a lot of improvements. First of all, count on much sportier handling compared to the current model, which definitely isn’t the most athletic crossover on the market. Also, we count on typical improvements in terms of weight reduction, better aerodynamics, overall efficiency, etc.
In terms of the exterior design, we expect smaller changes in wheelbase. The new model could get an inch or a couple, which will definitely bring benefits on the inside, especially for three-row models. Just like the current model, we expect that the 2021 Lexus RX 350 will come in both two- and three-row versions in the offer. However, the new three-row model will feature stretched wheelbase, not just longer overhangs. In terms of the styling, we have no doubt that the new model will continue with the evolution of the brand’s famous spindle-grille design language. After all, the current model still looks pretty amazing, so there is really no need for some radical styling changes.
The upcoming 2021 Lexus RX 350 redesign will also bring novelties on the inside. At this point, it is still early to talk about details. Still, we have no doubt that improvements will come in all aspects. The current model already features impressive interior design, both in terms of style and quality. So, we have no doubt that the new model will continue in the same way. Besides new styling, we expect to see improvements in terms of tech features. This particularly refers to the infotainment system, which currently isn’t the most practical and easiest to use. Also, we count on smartphone integration features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa etc.
2021 Lexus RX 350 Engine
We don’t expect to see radical changes under the hood either. The current engine lineup shouldn’t change drastically, though each engine should come with improvements in terms of power, economy and overall efficiency. A well-known 3.5-liter V6 will definitely carry on. It currently delivers around 295 horsepower, so we could see a slight boost for this occasion. A smaller, turbo-four engine should be in the offer too. Finally, count on a hybrid version, probably with the same V6 engine, but new design solutions in terms of the battery pack, electromotors and more.
2021 Lexus RX 350 Release Date and Price
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Lexus RX 350 redesign will happen sometime in the next year. We still don’t know the details about the price. Still, it shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which is available at around 44.000 dollars.