The all-new RX 450h will make its European debut as the centrepiece of the Lexus stand at the Geneva motor show on 3rd March 2009.
Significant revisions to the Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain will deliver substantially lower carbon dioxide emissions when the luxury crossover goes on sale in the UK this summer, setting a new benchmark in its class, well below the figures achieved by the current best-performing diesels. At the same time it will also be more fuel efficient and more powerful than its predecessor, the Lexus RX 400h, the model which first introduced hybrid power to the premium market.
The new Lexus RX 450h addresses the principal concerns of today's motorists in a market segment where sales have been affected by cost-of-ownership issues and growing environmental concerns, and does so without compromising Lexus' hallmark standards of luxury, quality and refinement.
Marking the third generation of the RX, the new Lexus RX 450h displays exterior and interior styling that is the latest expression of Lexus's L-finesse design philosophy. In the cabin the new dual-zone Crossover Cockpit showcases numerous technical innovations for improved safety, comfort and driving pleasure.
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