Toyota’s Ambitious Lexus RX 450h Launched: Japanese Major’s Big Plans For Domestic Market Revealed

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Lexus RX 450h

Toyota’s serious attempt to grab the market of India is definitely more prominent after the launch of the new and most advanced Lexus RX 450h. This is the brand’s mid-size luxury SUV that is offered in two variants – RX Luxury and RX F-Sport. The car is on sale from today. The cars will be brought to India via CBU (Completely Built-Up Unit) route from Japan. The RX 450h Luxury is an already established model, while RX F-Sport is a new one. It is true that RX is the brand’s most successful hybrid SUV to date and is on a target to set a benchmark for other luxury carmakers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. It is a five-seater SUV with a big size trunk. Let’s take a look at its specifications and other details. Lexus is planning to set up four dealerships across the country – Bengaluru, Mumbai and two in Delhi.

Lexus RX 450h

Lexus RX 450h Specifications

The car is too classy and posh just take a look at its basic features is enough to get the average auto enthusiast to realize the enormity of the new Lexus RX 450h. The power for the RX 450h comes from a 3.5-litre, V6 VVT-i petrol motor coupled with an electric motor. The hybrid system churns out a top power of 304bhp and 361Nm of peak torque. This car is capable of marking 0-70 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds.

Engine– 3.5 litre V6 VVT-i petrol engine + electric motor

Power– 308 bhp at 6000 rpm (combined)

Peak Torque– 335 Nm at 4600 rpm

Transmission– E-CVT (ContinuouslyVariable Transmission)

Dimension– 1685 mm x 1895 mm x 4890 mm

Wheelbase– 2790 mm

Kerb Weight– 2100-2210 kg

The front features a prominent X-shaped front grille, chiseled flanks, eagle-eyed headlamps with LED daytime running lights, and smooth character lines on the bonnet. The car got some other interestingfeatures too. It has got wraparound LED taillamps that are connected with a chrome strip and a roof-mounted spoiler; integrated brake lights complete an extremely complex yet intricate design. Other key features of the car include a Bluetooth-enabled audio system with 9-speakers, 8-inch touchscreen display with an integrated rear camera monitor, an electronic park brake, and a very advantageous 10-way power adjustable front seats.

The RX 450h Luxury sedan is priced at Rs 1.07 crore while the F-Sport trim is priced at 1.09 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The new car demonstrates Toyota’s dreams for the Indian market.

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