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2012 Lexus RX 450h

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2012 Lexus RX 450h

Mediated Since its commercial life, the Lexus RX 450h is renewed to face the coming years. The 2012 Lexus RX 450h debuts aesthetic pioneered by the Lexus GS with new grille shaped hourglass and new taillights. They are not the only news that brings this review Lexus hybrid SUV, although the most prominent to the naked eye.

That a total of 8,000 Lexus RX sold since it went on sale this second generation by 60%, 4,800 units have been chosen with the hybrid engine speaks volumes about this engine and Lexus RX 450h standing face to face with their competitors diesel engines. So no surprise that the renewal of time only affects the Lexus RX 450h, RX 350 leaving relegated to a marginal position but has been on sale until relatively recently.

The inclusion of the finish for the F Sport Lexus RX 450h adds variety to the RX range offering a sportier look and many potential customers value positively. And speaking of the range, this has been totally restructured, known finishes disappearing Premium, Luxury and President to make way for a staggering five steps. The engine is the same as above, a 3.5-liter V6 combined with electric motors on both axes maintains power to 299 hp. Its consumption is also identical, 6.3 l/100 km in combined cycle.

Lexus RX 450h Exterior

Outdoors and as already mentioned the most significant change is in the front, especially on the grill, integrated into the bumper and embraced by the double arrow ornaments from now on the front of the Lexus to be hitting the market now hereinafter. This grill is slightly different for the RX 450h and RX 450h F Sport.

Lexus RX 450h 2012

In front the new front lights up the obligatory daytime running lights as LED strips. The LED lamps are full range adaptive RX 450h except for finishing Hybrid input. In the back we discovered some new lenses with defined areas and have lost the bluish tint that differed from those of the RX 350.

They also highlight the new design wheels with ten double spokes, which in the case of the Lexus RX 450h will be standard in silver, while the F Sport will have black accents to emphasize its sportiness. The rear bumper has also suffered slight changes.

Lexus RX 450h Interior

The interior has also undergone many small touches, but the main one is the replacement of the steering wheel by one very similar to the new Lexus GS 450h with shapes inspired by that of the Lexus LFA. And again, in the case of finished F Sport, the steering wheel is different, with perforated leather and carrying the F Sport badge.

2012 Lexus RX 450h Interior

The media team has changed a lot, to begin the display of information has grown in size and now vary the tone of your lighting from blue to red depending on the driving mode chosen. It also incorporates digital radio, search for points of interest for the Internet browser, improved voice recognition system and a new system that reads emails and text messages.

Range rescheduling

Lexus has opted for a new staging of the range RX 450h, the entry form finishing Hybrid, which basically has all the goodies you can afford a car for 67,900 euros. Perforated leather seats and heated with memory, cruise control, keyless entry and start, xenon headlights and 18-inch wheels among other equipment highlight of this finish.

The following is the Hybrid Drive finish, which adds to Hybrid 19-inch wheels, audio system with DVD player and 12 speakers, LED headlights, parking sensors, the hard drive and browser with 8-inch screen and boot the electric gate. Also we can add as air suspension options and sunroof.

The next step before moving onto the F Sport Hybrid Plus is the leading standard that carries all before, only that comes standard sunroof, air suspension, pre-collision system, HUD and cruise control adaptive. It is the only finish incorporating the Mark Levinson audio system with 15 speakers.

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Turning to the finished F Sport, the first step of which is slightly below the Hybrid Plus, actually carries the same equipment as the finish Hybrid Drive, which includes only first in the Performance Damper RX Lexus that reduce oscillations of the body to ensure a good dynamic behavior and F Sport wheels 19 inches.

Finishing top model, the Lexus RX 450h F Sport Plus takes system Dynamic Balance Hybrid, a stabilizing active are managed by four electric motors to achieve the best possible dynamics in an SUV of its kind. It also carries aluminum pedals, a specific grill and several F Sport logos.

The colors available are ten, of which four are new, and the interior upholstery can choose four, one of them new.

Lexus RX 450h Price

Despite the general renewal model, the starting price has not changed. Prices range for Spain are like this:
Version Price
Lexus RX 450h Hybrid € 67,900
Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Drive € 75,600
Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Plus € 86,900
Lexus RX 450h F Sport € 75,600
Lexus RX 450h F Sport Plus € 86,000

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