Soccer Moms Rejoice, 3-Row Lexus RX Reportedly Coming In October

Lexus dealers and executives have been clamoring for a three-row crossover and it appears they’re finally going to get what they desire in October.

Japan’s Mag-X is reporting the company will use the Tokyo Motor Show to unveil a Lexus RX with a third-row seat.

The family-friendly model will reportedly have the same wheelbase as the five-passenger variant but it is slated to have an extend rear end which provides enough room for two additional passengers.

Unfortunately, the report suggests riding in the third-row won’t be pleasant as both leg and knee room will be limited. An image published by the magazine also implies third-row passengers won’t be able to see much expect the crossover’s heavily stylized D-pillars.

Engine options are expected to carryover so the RX 350L should be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 hp (220 kW) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque. Likewise, the RX 450hL should have a familiar hybrid powertrain with a combined output of 308 hp (230 kW).

The model is expected to be launched in Japan in January but there’s no word on when it will arrive in the United States.

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  • Enter Ranting

    That thing is a hideous mess.

    • Just another Supra fan

      Like almost every single Lexus.

  • TDD

    Will extending it remove any of the ridiculous creases?

    • Bash

      I think we both know that it will make them more ridiculous. lol

  • Soccer Moms the Bain of SUVs

    The beauty of the RX is that it doesn’t have third-row row seating!

    • notthistimecobber

      There is nothing beautiful about RX which may explain why it doesn’t sell well against its competitors globally

  • BlackPegasus

    I like the look of this vehicle but the newer interior designs from Lexus are atrocious.

  • hyper

    I thought they were planning a separate model with 3 rows and keeping the a RX 2 row model? Could have sworn I read that somewhere. Surprisingly though even with the overstating I see these we everywhere in Vegas. Now the NX on the other hand, well, that’s a different story.

    I also don’t get why almost every single automaker insists on making ginormous grilles, I miss the time where the front clips of cars were more simple and pleasant to look at.

  • nastinupe

    I actually like the RX.

  • Trackhacker

    Ugh….it’s still do dam ugly even though it’s been sometime.

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