Lexus India has launched the 2020 RX450hL Luxury SUV with an initial price tag of Rs 99 Lakh (ex-showroom). The new Lexus RX450hL is the seven-seater version of the RX450h that is already on sale in India .
The new RX450hL differs from the existing two-row RX on the basis of the extended length and gets a floating roof to reduce the visual bulk. The radical styling that sets the RX apart from conventional SUVs in this space continues to dominate the new version.
“RX450hL is a self-charging hybrid electric vehicle that offers luxury, space, quietness, craftsmanship and elevates the senses with every moment of the journey. The improved technology, design and attractive pricing will surely make RX 450hL a desirable car for our discerning guests. We take the introduction of the new RX as our continued commitment to the Indian market and a valued addition to our existing line of offerings.”, said PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India, on the launch of the SUV.
The luxury SUV gets houses a BSVI-compliant 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine under its hood. The Atkinson Cycle engine features Dual VVT-i and advanced D-4S fuel injection system that promises excellent performance coupled with high fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
The big changes on the new RX450hL feature the better suspension and increased body rigidity. The SUV also comes with Active Cornering Assist (ACA) and new redesigned shock absorbers with new Friction Control Device (FCD), all of which contribute better cornering and responsiveness.
On the inside, the new Lexus RX450hL gets theatre-style seating that allows excellent visibility in each row. The model comes with a touchscreen display with the Lexus-original remote touch interface. The dashboard also integrates a new phone holder and USB port, while the infotainment system offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The system also offers voice control via native cloud connection and Lexus Navigation.
The new Lexus RX450hL will be entering as a direct rival to a number of offerings including the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, BMW X7, Range Rover Velar, but it’s the only hybrid powered model among the lot.
The new seven-seater RX is available for bookings from this month across the company’s dealerships.