Lexus RX450h The part of this extremely rare breed of non-plug-in hybrid SUV, so rare that the only other model that can be found is the Q5 Hybrid Audi 30 cm shorter, less powerful 70 hp and is not over the manufacturer’s catalog. This is a unique offer now and this technical bias not to yield to the call of the socket allows it to display much cheaper (about € 65,000 to its commercialization in January E016) that the last SUV plug-in hybrids that are the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid e-(€ 85,520), the Mercedes GLE500e (€ 86,400) or the BMW X5 40th (€ 72,450).
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The Lexus RX450h retains its 3.5 liter V6 petrol but two electric motors which assist gaining power for a total of 313 hp, this combination is always associated with a CVT and AWD. Announced consumption is 5.2 l / 100 km for 120 g / km CO2 emissions.
Aesthetically, the RX has put on page the latest trend initiated by the Lexus IS, RC and NX to a result which certainly does not lack personality, but not likely be unanimous. The interior is also redesigned and has won against classroom and sobriety, with wood species reminding the deck of a boat beautifully.
Arriving on the Lexus stand, the Lexus RX450h placed on a rotating platform offers me first profile, slender and dynamic, with a very strong metallic paint that makes the shine brightly. Then comes the back, with harsh lights, sculpted tailgate and exhaust embedded in the bumper of the most beautiful effect. The second side is looming and I continue to comfortably take pictures from the same position, and it is the turn of the front panel to reveal. The extremely stretched headlights not dépareilleraient on a sporty coupe and calandr … Oh this grille. Monumental. This very thick chrome strip that surrounds it. This grid of gigantic mesh. But why ?