Lexus RX 450h Review

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Lexus RX 450h Review

in July 2009, the Lexus represents the third generation of RX, the generation of Lexus Hybrid and the acceptable face of luxury SUV

22 January 2010 MAC

Launched in 2009, the Lexus RX450h the third generation of RX, the second of Lexus Hybrid Drive and the face of luxury SUV motoring. And a bit odd considering there’s a 3.5 V6 engine the bonnet.

Beyond the cosmetics, the new Lexus RX ten per cent more power, a 28 per improvement in fuel consumption and a softer new look.

There are forms of hybrid and the format is used in the Lexus RX is a combination of and parallel and the best of both The full hybrid system has the of running the electric motors and simultaneously or independently of each

Lexus RX 450h

Notice I said motors, The Lexus RX450h has two electric one at the front that works the 3.5V6 petrol engine and one at the which is effectively what the Lexus RX its 4×4 capability. It is separate from the combination at the but they all communicate via the Vehicle Integrated Management system and the PCU or Power Control Unit.

The 3.5-litre engine is carried from the Lexus RX400h as always the way, it has been to work more efficiently the Hybrid layout. It produces at 6,000rpm and 317Nm at 4,800rpm and a wonderful muted, rumbling at slower speeds.

On top of this, the electric motors in, on an on-demand basis. They the same outputs as in the previous 165 and 67bhp, front and rear, however we are told that the cooling functions have now the torque to 335Nm at the front and at the rear all available from It is hard to give a total figure for the Lexus RX450h as it simply a case of adding all up, which would come to but whatever it is, it is impressive.

What goes on underneath is complicated, but Lexus has simplified it for the somewhat by the use coloured panels on the system indicator”, which replaces the tacho or rev-counter, and a diagram on the information display, the main dials in the instrument This animation shows the power driving the wheels is from: the engine, the motor or a of both and, as soon as you off the accelerator, the rev-counter needle into the blue area and the shows power being fed into the battery. The same for braking and on long journeys, you can the battery level as it rises and

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