Also released in tandem with the all-new Lexus GX is the all-new Lexus model, the TX. As Toyota's brother model of the Greater Highlander, the TX fills the gap in household demand for the previous generation RX L three-row model, and is expected to start at about 50,000 US dollars (about 356,100 yuan) and be sold exclusively in the North American market from this fall.
Compared with the Great Highlander released four months ago, the Lexus TX is highly similar in body shape, and it also incorporates a lot of Lexus family design language. For example, the front face uses a bezel-less spindle grille like the RX, and like the LBX released earlier, the headlamp has a sharp shape and a through-through black trim and metal trim. There are few changes in the sides and even the profile design is highly consistent. The exterior mirror shell design has been adjusted in detail, the side skirts of the same color, the hidden treatment of the D-pillar, and the chrome trim of the upper window frame to create the effect of a floating roof.
The rear is mainly replaced with a wide upper and lower narrow through-type taillights, especially a whole red width indicator light with the word LEXUS, which is indeed very recognizable. However, in addition, the changes in other parts can only be regarded as lackluster, and the decoration at the bottom of the rear bar has only been changed to a large area of the same color with double-layer black decoration, and there is no expected bilateral exhaust decoration. The new F SPORT version also distinguishes the paint color, mid-mesh style, 22-inch wheel style, front and rear bar shape, and blackened trim to highlight the sporty feel.
THE INTERIOR IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO RX'S TAZUNA REIN COCKPIT AND 12.3-INCH DUAL-KNOB SCREEN, BUT SOME DETAILS ARE NOT AS WILLING TO GIVE WOOD GRAIN TRIM AS THE LATTER, AND ARE MORE WILLING TO USE TONAL SUEDE TO ENHANCE THE TOUCH. The few details are mainly reflected in the shape of the air outlet on the side of the passenger side, the storage layout near the electronic gear lever, the 21-speaker layout of Mark Levinson audio, and the shape design of the top centralized control area.
In terms of dimensions, the new car has a length, width and height of 5160 (5170)/1990/1780mm, a wheelbase of 2950mm, corresponding seat layouts of 222 six-seaters and 232 seven-seat options, and provides independent air conditioning in the rear, 7 charging ports, 3 power sockets and three rows of seats with electric one-button retraction. The trunk volume is 569L (full capacity), 1625L (three-emission dump), and 2747L (two- and three-emission down), which is a significant improvement compared to the RX L.
In terms of power, the TX 350 is equipped with a 2.4T engine with a maximum power of 275 horsepower and a maximum torque of 430Nm, mated to an 8AT transmission and an optional four-wheel drive system. The TX500h is equipped with a 6-AT transmission with a P2 motor and an electric all-wheel drive system, with a combined peak output of 371 hp and 555 Nm, and DRS rear-wheel steering as standard. The TX550h+ is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine and an E-CVT plug-in hybrid system, with a maximum power of 412 horsepower and a pure electric range of 55km, which is also the first plug-in hybrid model produced by Lexus in the United States.