Lexus RX 450h: 5 Keys to learn Japanese rival BMW X5

Lexus has been completely renovated to a Lexus RX 450h which by the way has received the new design language signature plagued by aggressive accents of sharp edges . Manager, 10 years ago, to introduce hybrid mechanical signature, today has to do with more than a few faces and makes premium alternatives in Spain, having a mechanical hybrid of 313 horses for it. Time to deepen in five key what is able to offer this new Lexus RX 450h .

New design: extra edge now

The Lexus RX 450h is the latest addition to a design trend in which delved Lexus three years ago. The Lexus IS, Lexus NX, the RC … already have this new profile design which emphasizes the aggressive presence of edges , many edges, a large grill, a daytime optical boomerang-shaped … Bold is the best way to refer to this design.

Its dimensions: in addition to more aggressive is bigger

According to notes from the Lexus RX brand it has grown to mark distances with the Lexus NX, which measures 26 cm less than the RX 450h.

The Lexus RX has not only become more aggressive with this generation gap. With a height and a width it remains growing timidly, with only 1 cm extra, we encounter a length that if you change more dramatically. Now the Lexus RX 12 is longer than the outgoing generation cm .

In figures the Lexus RX 450h has a length of 4,890 mm, a width of 1.895 mm, a height of 1,720 mm and a wheelbase of 2,790 mm .

inside: philosophy HMI , quality and volume of goods

The new Lexus RX 450h offers a cabin wedged under the design philosophy Human Machine Interface (HMI) , a philosophy that separates the interior into two zones, the display and operation.

No missing materials first in its conception, not a large screen of 12.3 inches , presiding over the center console and have improved aspects like driving position, now lower or front visibility.

With regards to habitability grows slightly inside length, the minimum width is maintained and is reduced by little, issues such as the maximum width or height. Which itself has grown significantly is in its cargo volume, growing from a trunk of 496 liters to one of 540 liters .


What about your mechanics?

At the Spanish market will only alternative RX 450h hybrid, a version that has a gasoline engine 3,456 cc V6 in line with two electric motors , one front and one back, get a total of 313 horses . The front electric motor delivers 167 horses while the rear develops 68 horses.

Depending on the version homologous an average consumption of between 5.2 l / 100 km and 5.5 l / 100 km , dialing a 0-100 km / h in 7.7 seconds. The maximum torque of the gasoline engine is 335 Nm and has full independent four-wheel drive without shaft to handle one of the electric motors on the rear axle.

+ Lexus Safety System (LSS +): this is the set of driving aids RX:

In addition to a larger volume now has the trunk opening function that detects your hand before it touches the body

The Lexus RX 450h has a number of driving aids benefiting all under the label of “Lexus Safety System +” , measures that go through a pre-collision system with radar and cameras, control adaptive cruise Highbeam assist system in the lane, and fatigue alert signal recognition system.


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