The luxury car maker Lexus has worldwide recognition for its high performance and reliable SUVs and luxury sedans. The Lexus India is all set to launch the luxury compact sports utility vehicle Lexus RX 450h by early 2017. The Lexus RX 450h specifications will include a 3.6 L engine in combination with hybrid and continuously variable transmission with all-wheel drive. Some of standard equipment that could be offered includes drive mode selection, dual-zone automatic climate control, lane assist system, pedestrian detection system, head-up display and 10 airbags as standard.
Lexus RX Exterior
The Lexus RX 450h exteriors will have triple beam LED headlamps with washer, dynamic auto-levelling, LED cornering lights and a new radiator grille, giving an awesome image and dominance over the road. The side body design with stylish contours, panoramic glass roof, electrically-foldable ORVMs, and 10-spoke alloy wheels with dark silver and machined finish get the spontaneous attention of the onlookers. The stylish design of the dickey door with a chrome strip and the Lexus logo at the center, and the combination tail lamps with LED leave a long-lasting premium luxury car image on the road.
Lexus RX Interior
The Lexus RX 450h interiors will feature electrically-adjustable driver and co-passenger seats, and an adjustable and foldable backrest for the rear seats split in 40:20:40 ratios for flexibility of the luggage space. The semi-aniline perforated leather upholstery, steering wheel with control buttons, gear shift lever, and the dashboard and door trims could be featured in this model. The infotainment system will have 12.3-inch high-resolution multimedia display with 3-D navigation views, and the premium surround sound system with 835 W power and 15 speakers, delivering superior quality of entertainment on the drive.
Lexus RX Engine & Transmission
The luxury hybrid SUV Lexus RX 450h will have 3.5 Litre V-6 petrol engine delivering power of 308 PS paired with the Lexus Hybrid drive and electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission system. The driveline is connected to all wheels with automatic shifting of power between the front and rear wheels. The Lexus RX 450h features are also expected to feature an electric motor that delivers instantaneous torque to the rear wheels when the situation demands.
Lexus RX Mileage
The Lexus RX 450h mileage can range at around 12.5 kmpl in standard driving conditions. The overall fuel economy can vary depending upon the driving mode selected and electric motor power in use with hybrid technology. In general, a mileage of around 10 kmpl can be expected in the city and up to 12 kmpl can be reliable on highway driving with the engine power in use.
Lexus RX Braking and Safety
The Lexus RX 450h braking and controlling system will feature all-speed dynamic radar cruise control and lane departure alert system. The pre-collision system with pedestrian detection will be featured for assistance during high speed driving. The Lexus RX safety features will include front and side airbag for the driver and co-passenger, knee airbag, and side and curtain airbags for surround protection of all the occupants. The high speed driving is further assisted with heads-up display, giving information, like speed, map navigation turn by turn so that the driver can stay focused on high speed driving.
Lexus RX Performance and Handling
The high power output from the engine and efficient transmission system can take the vehicle from 0 to 100kmph in 8seconds. The high speed performance enhanced with drive mode selection feature enabling the driver to choose right mode suiting the driving conditions. The drive mode selection alters the engine performance parameters, steering responsiveness, suspension system for delivering high comfort for the occupants. The vehicle stability control system, vehicle dynamics integrated management system assist for perfect control over all terrains.
Lexus RX What do we think about
The Lexus RX 450h hybrid luxury sports utility vehicle comes with high performance parameters and sophisticated equipment. The Lexus offers customization of interior fit and finish, accessories for interiors and exteriors, and various paint options, making it a preferred luxury sports utility vehicle.
Lexus RX Competitors
The Lexus RX will be competing with the Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC models in India. The luxurious interiors, comfort and convenience features, and the hybrid technology in use would get it an edge over the competing luxury SUVs.
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