Lexus RX 350

For 2007, the RX received a mid-cycle refresh, which consisted of a new 3.5-liter V6 instead of the older 3.3-liter V6 engine, which also changed the vehicle's name from RX 330 to RX 350. The RX 350 also featured an updated, Generation V DVD navigation system with improved graphics, voice controlled destination inputs and a new cleverly named feature called 'bread crumbs'. Bread crumbs will enable drivers to retrace their steps, which is truly a great new addition. The new navigation system also featured voice dial systems and the ability to enter destinations by voice address while driving, thus making it much safer. Then, for the 2008 model year, the RX received a revised grille, chrome door handles and available new seven-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. A liquid graphite finish and Brandy Wine Mica or Desert Sage Metallic were new exterior choices. Keeping with the yearly tradition, the RX will be totally redesigned in the 2009 model year. This version will emphasize more sport and luxury and have much bolder styling than the current model. Expect an extended length version and an optional 4.6L/Hybrid engine. Pricing will most likely go north of $40,000 for the base model placing it in a whole new league of drivers and buyers. The RX 350, RX 350L, RX 460h, RX 460hL are expected for spring of 2008. In North America, Europe, Oceania, and parts of Asia, it is sold by Lexus, Toyota's luxury division, as the Lexus RX series with model names such as the RX 300, the RX 330 and the RX 350. It is sold in Japan as the Toyota Harrier. The RX first launched in 1997 as a Lexus concept, followed several months later by debut of the production RX 300 and Harrier models. Lexus has done a magnificent job of keeping the model fresh and innovative over the years.