The third revised generation of the famous RX-Lexus series was first presented in the year 2007 at the Tokyo Auto Show. The demand for the redesigning the previous versions of RX-series was caused by a number of reasons. First of all, manufacturers enlarged power output on the one hand, and lowered down CO2 emissions on the other hand. Secondly, latest versions provide fuel economy.
The representative of RX-series, Lexus RX 450h, has V6 3.5-litre petrol engine from the original RX 350 and this power source is additionally provided with 2 electronic motors. Artificial intelligence is the main moderator of gear selection; it corrects driver’s decisions and chooses the shift of acceleration modes. According to the changes introduce recently the original placement of the engine changed. Now it is put lower, enabling to reduce exceeding body moves on sharp turns.
The car is equipped with Anti-lock brakes system, ABS. Another technical innovation is the electronic system of brakes controlling. The standard configuration includes 10 airbags, which has made the car a very safe vehicle. .
Car dimensions are: 1685 mm in height, 4770 mm in length, and 1885 mm in width. Luggage capacity is about 500 liters when seats are up and about 1750 liters when down. So the car offers a roomy space for all sorts of cargo.
The interior of Lexus RX 450h includes 12-speaker audio system with 6 CD-changer. One of the main assets of the model is the presence of leather elements in the interior. Other options include heated seats, cruise control, headlamps, which provide a surprisingly clear vision for the driver as well as good-quality fog lights.
The body of the car underwent some changes, too. This added new features to driving dynamics. Alongside with modified front suspension a stiffer body of the car provided better characteristics of speed.
Lexus RX 450h has become cheaper than ever and the amount of options it offers leaves no doubt for car-worshippers: it has become extremely popular on car markets.