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2013 Lexus RX 450h Review

The European automobile market recently caught on a hype of patronizing environmentally friendly rides that do not sacrifice performance and functionality.  This may have probably been the reason why the enthusiasts recently declared their apple of the eye in the guise of the upcoming 2013 Lexus RX 450 h Sport Mode – the next generation following the 2013 Lexus RX 350.  Several additions have made this car more amiable and practical to drive.

The Sports Mode is a good place to start.  This feature well supplements Normal Eco and EV drive modes of the full hybrid powertrain.  It gets better as the EV mode can now be activated with a separate switch.

Evolution on styling cue that has been first incorporated with the CT 200h and GS model ranges can be accounted for the powerful commanding road presence of the new generation of RX in Europe.  This improvement includes the built-in new Hybrid System Indicator design characterized by the clearly delineated Charge, Eco and Power Zones. True to the promise of a more intelligent technology, the ambient illumination impressively alters according to different driving conditions or adjustments on the drive mode.

As a supplement to these features, the Sport Mode of the Lexus RX 450h is known to improve the performance and dynamic abilities of the ride. As it was particularly made to deliver increased electric motor power, this mode maximize the car’s performance and agility by not only modifying the throttle and Electric Power Steering for a quicker response to inputs but also by providing less intrusive operation on the Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control systems. So what does this do? Simple. This technology allows the car owners to have the most of Lexus’s full extended dynamic abilities.

Though the automatic wheel drive version of the car gives a bit more pep than the four wheel drive, experts found the 4WD is a more fuel efficient choice. Compared to the 30 mpg of the AWD in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, the 4WD remarkably achieves 32 mpg in the city with similar mpg on the highway.

Alongside the many improvements, the new Lexus also carries in itself significant revisions on the hybrid drive power train to reduce the emission of carbon Dioxide at a considerable level. To benchmark its introduction in the UK this summer, the developers have aimed to bag the best-performing diesel recognition for this new generation of hybrid vehicle. Thus, the car is expected to be far more fuel efficient than the preceding models.

Not being a far cry from UK’s line of eco-friendly rides, the new Lexus RX 450h also boost with impressive exterior and interior styling that follows the latest aim of the developers to have L-finesse design philosophy. As a concrete proof, the vehicle is designed with a dual zone Crossover Cockpit that puts forth enhanced safety of the passengers along with comfort and pleasure in driving.

Suffice to say, the third generation of Lexus defies the issues of cost of ownership along with deterioration of the environment. And so without necessarily compromising the standards of luxury, the new RX 450h is an addition to the hallmark of quality and refinement.

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