Lexus rx450h: europe-preview of the new hybrid suv

Lexus rx450h: europe-preview of the new hybrid suv

Dusseldorf, 18. February 2009 – about two weeks before the europa premiere at the geneva car salon (audience: 5. To 15. Marz) we could already take a look at the rx 450h. Earlier, the lexus suv with hybrid drive now comes with flebing forms therefore, which are more faded than the relatively edgy process.

Almost unchanged auberabe

However, in the amounts, however, has not done much: the long grew by 35 millimeters at now 4.77 meters, while the high of 1.69 meters has remained the same. For more space in the passenger compartment, the wheelbase grown by 20 millimeters and the internal width improved by 52 millimeters. For further striking external details, led turn signals in the outdoor mirrors and the rear wiper integrated in the roof spoiler. Optional are offered for the new rx 450h led headlight.

Attractive interior

Compared to the previous rx 400h, the 450h offers the rear occupants more legroom, but it can be used to be satisfactory at most. The same applies to the headroom, which is influenced by the falling roof line. In conjunction with the respondent rear, there is also a bad view back. In front, comfortable leather armchairs invite you to linger, many electrical adjustment options for seats and steering wheel allow individuals.

Many electronics on board

A lot of automatic helpers and the coarse cupholder show that the rx series is tailored to the us taste. For the gluck, this is only conditioned for the materials used: compared to the process, optics and haptics have greatly improved. A prominent place in the overview of the dashboard takes the navi screen. The control of the infotainment system and air conditioning is now no longer directly via touchscreen, but about a trackball on the center console. Drive the mouse pointer over an icon, a slight resistance is lane, the confirmation is done by gross enter button. Whether this system represents an improvement will show in practice. We liked the optional head-up display that indicates the speed and further information.

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