Boasting class-leading CO2 emissions of just 140 g/km, a new, front-wheel drive version of Lexus’ full hybrid crossover, the RX 450h FWD, is now on sale in selected European markets.
The RX 450h is the high-performance flagship of the RX range, the third generation of which remains the world’s best-selling SUV. Combining smooth, powerful performance with class-leading CO2, NOx and particulate emissions, the benefits of second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive continue to attract new customers to the brand.
Sales of the RX 450h have been higher than expected, and its segment share has grown significantly in major European markets. This trend is expected to continue, and will be boosted by the arrival of the RX 450h FWD.
The new, front-wheel drive Lexus SUV shares the RX 450h AWD’s full hybrid drive powertrain componentry and 220 kW/299 bhp maximum power output, but has no rear transaxle or rear electric motor, effecting a weight saving of some 65 kg. It returns class-leading CO2 and NOx emissions of 140 g/km and 13 mg/km respectively.
Positioned at the heart of the fleet market and on the significant, 140 g/km European taxation threshold, the new, front-wheel drive Lexus full hybrid crossover reinforces the RX 450h’s position as the cleanest and most efficient premium SUV in its class.