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Lexus announces RX 450h pricing and spec details

Available to order now ahead of customer deliveries from January 2016, the new model is priced from £46,995 for the SE trim and features E-Four all-wheel drive across all models.

The entry-level RX 450h is based on the standard turbocharged petrol model’s S grade, which includes dual-zone climate control, rear privacy glass, heated front seats, Lexus Navigation with an eight-inch display screen, a nine-speaker audio system with DAB, reversing camera, LED headlamps and dual chrome-tipped exhausts. In addition, the RX 450h gains auto-dimming rear-view and door mirrors, leather upholstery, eight-way power adjustable heated/ventilated front seats and memory settings for the steering wheel, driver’s seat and door mirrors.

The RX 450h Luxury features leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats with memory settings, Lexus Premium Navigation with 12.3-inch display screen and DVD player, 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate with “no-touch” opening, “triple-L” LED headlights, wireless smartphone charger, and auto-dimming door mirrors with memory setting.

An F Sport models is also offered, based on the Luxury grade and also including low-speed cornering fog lights and sun shades on the rear doors. Additional styling details include bespoke front grille and the addition of F Sport-specific features, including dedicated front and rear bumpers, black door mirror housings and F Sport 20-inch alloys.

Inside, the model gains F Sport front seats and steering wheel, perforated leather upholstery, drilled aluminium pedals and a specific illumination design for the instrument panel and doors.

The F Sport model also benefits from dynamic ride, handling and control features, including Adaptive Variable Suspension, Lexus’s Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system and sports-tuned electric power steering.

Finally, the Premier grade includes semi-aniline leather upholstery with 10-way power adjustable front seats. Both driver and front passenger seat have memory settings and multi-adjustable, power lumbar support for ultimate comfort. A colour head-up display, 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround audio system, 360-degree view monitor and a heated steering wheel are also provided and illuminated scuff plates add extra quality detailing. Customers can select their preference of a sunroof or (opening) panoramic roof. In common with the F Sport, the RX 450h Premier is fitted with Adaptive Variable Suspension and low-speed cornering lights.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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