Lexus India has finally made its way to the country, and has launched the Lexus RX 450h Hybrid SUV as part of new model range. We have given you a comprehensive update the luxury brand's launch though our live blog as well as updates on the interesting line-up. The Lexus RX 450h then is the brand's mid-size luxury SUV that is offered in two variants - RX Luxury and RX F-Sport. The RX 450h Luxury is priced at ₹ 1.07 crore while the F-Sport trim is priced at ₹ 1.09 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be on sale from today. Considering we’ve already driven the RX 450h SUV, we know a lot about it and hence we've told you all there is to know.
The RX is the brand's most successful hybrid SUV to date and is likely to set a benchmark for other luxury carmakers like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz - who are also planning to bring in premium hybrid SUVs in the Indian market, in the near future.
The Lexus RX 450h oozes style and this is what the latest designs from Lexus have been all about. If you see the car, the front features a prominent X-shaped front grille, chiselled flanks, sharp headlamps with LED daytime running lights, and smooth character lines on the bonnet. All of the lines on the car make it look a bit more muscular and that’s what it’s all about for Lexus.
|Lexus RX 450h||Dimensions|
|Kerb Weight||2100-2210 kg|
The futuristic detailing, squared wheel arches, sporty alloys and a floating-roof-style design, all add to the elegance of the SUV and of course its sportiness. The rear features sharp angular lines and the wraparound LED taillamps connected by a chrome strip and a roof-mounted spoiler with integrated brake lights complete an extremely complex yet intricate design.
In terms of dimensions, the Lexus RX 450h is 4890 mm long, 1895 mm wide 1685 mm tall. It’s a five-seater SUV with a big size trunk. There’s a generous amount of space inside and the cabin too is very intuitive. Inside, you get a remote touch controller in the centre console with a larger stick-out display on the dashboard. There’s good use of wood and leather inside and the front row gets sporty and comfortable seats, while the rear seat makes for good space as well.
|Lexus RX 450h||Specifications|
|Power||308 bhp at 6000 rpm (combined)|
|Peak Torque||335 Nm at 4600 rpm|
Under the hood, the Lexus RX 450h is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 VVT-i petrol engine that comes paired with an electric motor and belts out a combined output of 308 bhp. When we tested the global spec model we managed 0-100 kmph in 7.8 seconds and that’s quite good for sure. With the price hitting the ₹ 90 lakh mark, the RX 450h will also go head to head with the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC