Upgrades and new trim level for Lexus RX 450h

THE Lexus RX 450h luxury SUV has been given a makeover and a new F Sport grade has been introduced with sportier styling details and a sharper dynamic performance.


Equipment levels have also been improved across the board as part of the refresh, with LED daytime running lights for the SE model,DVDplayer andDABdigital tuner for the Luxury version and head-up display for range-topping Premier models. Additionally, Selectable Sport drive mode has been added to the full hybrid drive system.


On sale now, on-the-road prices start from £44,495 for the SE, with the Luxury model costing £48,495, the new F Sport £51,995 and the Premier £55,495.


The styling changes are led by the spindle-shaped grille that is a new trademark element in new Lexus design, as also seen on the soon-to-be-launched new GS saloon and the LF-LC concept coupe.


In the cabin small tweaks have been made to trim details and the shape and functionality of some of the controls.


Style-wise the F Sport stands out with a deeper, more vertical front bumper and a dedicated mesh treatment for the upper and lower grilles, which together make the new spindle grille shape an even stronger feature.


There are also dark-finish 19-inch alloy wheels and F Sport badging on the exterior, while in the cabin the model’s sporting character is reflected in aluminium-effect sports pedals and trim inserts, F Sport smooth leather upholstery and scuff plates with the Lexus logo in black. There is also a black roof lining and a bespoke steering wheel with a stitched leather trim.

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