2010 Lexus RX 450h receives front wheel drive version

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Two new versions for Lexus RX450h will soon be introduced. The RX450h had previously been offered only with all wheel drive but now, buyers may choose a front wheel drive version.

The new version maximizes what the hybrid powertrain could offer when it comes to fuel consumption and emissions. In fact, Lexus claims that this vehicle has an efficiency of 6.0 liters per 100 km and only emits140 grams of CO2 per km.

Meanwhile, the vehicle's powertrain is unchanged. It still features the 250 hp 3.5 liter V6 petrol unit that's partnered with a 167 hp dual electric motor.

The combined output is estimated to be about 300 hp. The downside to scrapping the rear wheel part of the drive system is that the car offers a poorer performance. The FWD RX version can go from zero to 62mph in 8.2 seconds while the AWD model can reach this speed in 7.8 seconds.

The FWD RX also offers a 20 km/h drop in speed (180 km/h). Furthermore, Lexus will soon introduce a top of the range equipment level for the RX450h dubbed as the Platinum.

This comes with some sought-after features including a panoramic electrically-operated roof, a head-up display and leather upholstery. The FWD model (the entry level model) is priced from €55,200 while the Platinum version has a starting price of €72,450. [via autoblog.it]

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