2018 Lexus RX450h Hybrid SUV Premium Specs, Interior
The Lexus RX was in 2004 the first big SUV with gasoline-hybrid-drive. Nowadays there are more hybrids in this segment, but that almost all have a plug. As far as that is concerned, this 2018 Lexus RX450h as a newcomer so fairly unique.
The new RX 450 h is an eye catcher. The anonymity that the brand Lexus years ago still featured, has given way to a graceful and very bold design. The RX attracts with its diabolo shaped grille, coupé-like roofline and playful curves in the body all the attention.
2018 Lexus RX450h Interior
Inside, it is less surprising. We see many conventional plastic buttons on the dashboard. The two-tone leather is a beautiful quality and even piano Builder Yamaha has helped shape the wood in the center console to veneers. The infotainment has a large screen and works with a type of computer mouse that allows you to find your way in the menu. That’s what awkward and cumbersome. Useful is that the RX box has a mountain in which the smartphone Wireless charging. The smart climate control not only analyzes the indoor and outdoor temperatures, but also uses infrared sensors to measure the body temperature of the rear passengers. The headroom for passengers is limited. They pay the toll for the coupé-like roofline. Legroom is sufficient, partly because the back seat sliding.
The RX has a 3.5-litre V6 and two electric motors; one on the rear axle and one on the front axle. You drive with this car whisper quiet (electric) off. You hear sometimesevident when the electric motor it no longer only can and must help out the combustion engine. Pity is that the CVT automatic soon let the petrol engine whine if you are in a hurry. With regard to road handling that the new 2018 Lexus RX450h much better drives than the previous generation. The car is rate faster, but still shows a little bit reluctant in curves. The Steering feels nice light, but also somewhat artificial. The car makes with its four wheel drive where what his imposing appearance promises. No road surface is too smooth and also a thick layer of mud not going out of the way. The only lack is perhaps a transfer case, for those who love that really tricky terrain.