Lexus RX 450h: Best Premium Hybrid Car.

LEXUS RX 450h Recognised as the Best Premium Hybrid Car in the DrivingElectric Awards.

An introduction of the Lexus RX Model.

The Lexus RX is one of the most significant models in Lexus’s history. The original RX which was launched back in 1998 was a unique proposition in its day: an SUV that was luxurious, comfortable and
easy to drive, particularly in urban environments where conventional 4x4s proved unwieldy.

The first Lexus RX – Image source Lexus Enthusiast

It was an instant success and inspired a new and vital market segment in which today almost every premium manufacturer is represented.

Now spanning across two decades, Lexus has constantly improved the RX, which quickly became its worldwide best-selling model.

Cumulative global sales to date have reached three million units. Its importance to the brand is witnessed by the fact it became Lexus’s and the
world’s first luxury self-charging hybrid vehicle. This was with the introduction to the market of the Lexus RX 400h back in 2005.

The Lexus RX 330, the first of Lexus's Hybrid SUV's, where it started and how it has evolved to the current Lexus RX 450h.
05′ Lexus RX 330 – Image Source CarGuru.

Nowadays the current fourth generation Lexus RX has pushed the boundaries of the luxury SUV concept even further following its launch in 2015, as it acquired more emotional design and more engaging driving dynamics.

It increased its market appeal with the addition of the seven-seat Lexus RX L model added back in 2018.

Lexus RX 450H Hybrid

The Lexus RX 450h large luxury SUV has recently retained the accolade for Best Premium Hybrid Car in the DrivingElectric Awards – you can read more of this on the DrivingElectric Website Here.

Lexus RX 450h

The award presented by Britain’s foremost consumer website dedicated to electrified motoring.

Announcing the award is DrivingElectric Editor Richard Ingram, he had the following to say:

“The Lexus RX is a refined and luxurious SUV that shuns its rivals’ diesel engines for advanced hybrid technology. A worthy winner of our Best Premium Hybrid Car award.”

DrivingElectric Editor Richard Ingram.

The RX has the distinction of having been the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle, with the RX 400h introducing the technology to the premium car market back in 2004.

Lexus RX 450h Key Features:

Key Features of the Lexus RX 450h include the following:

  • Significantly updated for 2020 with new styling and technical and dynamic upgrades
  • Self-charging hybrid power throughout the range
  • Generously proportioned cabin providing comfort for all passengers
  • Upgraded Lexus Safety System package of advanced safety and driver assistance features, provided as standard on all versions
  • World-first application of BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System
  • RX F Sport with sportier styling, Adaptive Variable Suspension, performance dampers and optional active stabiliser system

Lexus with the RX model have constantly worked hard to evolve and deliver higher levels of comfort, refinement and hand-crafted luxury, together with greater efficiency and higher driving rewards from its self-charging hybrid electric system.

Here you can see the Lexus RX 450h Self-charging hybrid electric system, Lexus’s leading hybrid technology.
Lexus RX 450h Self-charging Hybrid Electric System.

Price Options of the Lexus RX 450h:

The Lexus RX 450h is on the UK car market with an on the road price starting from £51,565. If you would require further Pricing and Optional extras of the varying trim and equipment levels available head on over and take a look at the range on the Lexus UK website.

The Lexus RX 450h has lead onto the development of other Models in the Lexus SUV Range:

The Lexus RX has also served as the foundation for the Manufacturers development of an extensive SUV range which includes the mid-size Lexus NX and the addition of the compact Lexus UX which was introduced back in 2019.

Lexus UX
Lexus NX

The UX is leading Lexus’s entry into the battery electric vehicle market with the Lexus UX 300e. This all-electric model is on sale now, with cars due to reach UK customers in early spring of 2021.

Lexus UX 300e due to Launch in the UK spring 2021.

Would you like to find out more from the range of Best Hybrid and Electric Cars currently in the 2020 Car market check out this list from WhatCar here and over at Car Magazine Here.

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