Lexus RX L Teaser

After months of speculation, the rumors have been confirmed — Lexus will introduce a long wheelbase RX crossover at the LA Auto Show later this month.

Details are sparse right now, with just the teaser image above and a short press release so far:

How can the top-selling Lexus RX get even better? Make more of it. The all-new 2018 RX 350L, now featuring three rows, will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The hybrid model, the RX 450hL, will also be announced. The RX that paved the way for the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago will retain its stylish figure while also providing more flexibility for passengers.

The RX 350L will be revealed at the Lexus Press Conference taking place on November 29, 2017 at 10:00 am PST in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In comparing the teaser image with the existing model, there’s no obvious difference outside of the badge:

Lexus RX Current

This is an important detail, as the tail light is always one of the main changes made in a mid-cycle refresh — from this image alone, it would suggest that the RX L will be introduced as a near carbon-copy of the current RX.

And here we are, the most important model in the Lexus lineup will see its most significant change since the introduction of the hybrid powertrain — what do you think?