Lexus Launches the RX450h Hybrid SUV

By dancurranjr On May 25th, 2009

2010-lexus-rx-450hPremium Japanese auto maker, Lexus has officially unveiled the hybrid version of its latest RX model. Designated as the RX 450h, this new fuel efficient SUV comes with an updated version of the auto maker’s Hybrid Drive system that is paired with a new 3.5 liter V6, mated to a CVT transmission.

The new “green” RX is able to pump out 295HP in total, while being able to deliver 15.9 kilometers with a liter of fuel, better than the predecessors’ 12.4 kilometers per liter. The new model also releases 148 grams of emissions per kilometer. To help the 450h offer the above mentioned fuel consumption and emissions output figures, it comes fitted with, among others, the Atkinson combustion cycle, Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Exhaust Heat Recovery (EHR) and AI-SHIFT control (Artificial Intelligence – SHIFT).

Compared to the new RX 350 which carries a starting price of S$ 165,000, the 450h can be yours for S$188,000, for the Luxury trim model, with no moonroof. For the moonroof, be prepared to fork out S$192,000 and if you up for the wide-moonroof option, expect to part with S$195,000 (all prices are inclusive of COE).

SOURCE: Cars Singapore

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