The Lexus RX450h Seems Well Positioned – As the 3rd generation of the Lexus RX series of crossover SUVs, the Lexus RX has been sold by Lexus since 2009. The Lexus RX series is a complete renovation of Lexus’ crossover family, with variant launching in 2009 involving the RX 350 (GGL10/GGL15) as well as the Lexus RX450h (GYL10/GYL15). The 3rd generation RX was first displayed at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2008, where both the fresh RX 350 also RX 450h launched. The RX 450h deliver the goods the previous generation RX 400h that was the initial Lexus variant to employ a hybrid powertrain. Both variants were the 1st to get Lexus’ Remote Touch hap tic control interface.
The 2nd embodiment of Lexus’s SUV, only this moment it’s just a hybrid– after all in the UK (several European segments also the US receive the V6 petrol variant, too.) The Lexus RX450h body is all fresh but below is a platform portion with the US-market Toyota Highlander also the drivetrain is a development of the RX400h’s.
Anyway that means the similar built, with the similar CVT gearbox comprising a motor and a 2nd motor in the rear axle. The clever bit, the power management unit, is fresh – it’s more small, more light also more effective – and the Lexus RX450h engine, remain a V6, now goes on the Atkinson cycle that does a great job of create petrol into energy. It’s hard though, more 2 tones and 70kg than the 400h.
Lexus RX450h Competitors
The Lexus RX450h price is set lower than the non-luxury cars from General Motors (Volkswagen Touareg, GMC as well as Yukon Chevy Tahoe), also Chrysler’s family (Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen) hybrids, enjoying the function of being the merely luxury crossover hybrid on the segment, the RX450h looks like well positioned in case of price and function. It’s clear why Toyota has able to market more than 2 million hybrids, a thing that no other auto manufacturers can arrogate.