L.A. AutoShow: New 2010 Lexus RX350 and RX450h Revealed

20 11 2008

Third-generation Lexus RX made the world debut at the LA Auto Show 2008. Like its predecessor, the new RX will be open in two flavors, the petrol only RX350 and the gasoline hybrid RX450h. The outside the all-new RX features a separate-of blink-and-you’ll-neglect-it plain evolutionary styling that combines the silhouette of the recent genre with a few present knickknacks from Lexus devise cupboard like sculpted minor part of the doors and ‘L-Finesse’ molding around the boundary windows.

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Furthermore, the RX 450h amalgam sense its own sole styling features, including a different lattice, fusion badging with downcast-trimmed Lexus logos, a restyled front cushion, a special 19-shuffle elective turn invent, indigo-tinted headlamps and taillamps, and optional LED headlamps.

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Inside, the 2010 RX gets a more present console detailed of swoops and curves and what Lexus calls, a “dual-zone floor draft” with two different show systems. Despite the assorted rumors for a seven-seat report, the RX will be untaken excursively as a five-seater. However, the larger total outer dimensions of the luxury crossover contract to better passenger break compared to the current RX.

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At the middle of the new RX models beat two enhanced V6 powertrains. The choice-topping RX 450h features an enhanced type of the troupe’s Lexus Hybrid Drive procedure with a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine that oddball out a shared crop of 295HP, 27 more horsepower than the current generation RX fusion. Lexus also added two new systems that mend the RX450h’s efficiency. The first is an exhaust-roast recovery method that reduces engine humid-up time allowing it to stopover earlier, more often, and for longer periods while the flash is a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation structure that reduces engine pumping losses, also ration to mend reduction.

The account-echelon 2010 RX 350 is powered by the same powerplant as the RX450h, minus the amalgam procedure. In this task, the 3.5-liter V6 engine produces a crop of 275HP and is mated to an electrically controlled, sequential-loosen six-race transmission.

According to Lexus, the 2010 RX 350 will go on deal in the U.S. next February, while the 2010 RX 450h will achieve dealerships nationwide in the bounce. European will have to delay until next summer for both variants of the new RX.

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12 08 2011
Joe Bybee

This made me go 😀

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