The new Lexus RX 450hL luxury crossover opens up new dimensions in convenience and customer as our first seven-seat model offered in Europe. This important addition to the RX range adds extra versatility for families, providing a third row of two individual seats, and easily adaptable, practical load space.
True to Lexus’s principles of superior craftsmanship and omotenashi hospitality, the RX L has been designed for purpose, with an extended rear body that ensures there is no compromise in comfort or quality for everyone on board. Likewise, every detail has been considered in making the additional seating seamless in its operation and every bit as luxurious and welcoming as the rest of the vehicle.
Power operation allows the rearmost seats to be raised or stowed at the touch of a button, while fine leather upholstery is also provided as standard, together with a new triple-zone air conditioning system with independent controls for third row occupants.
The extension to the RX’s body has been accomplished without detracting from the vehicle’s elegant design and coupe-like profile, or its highly manoeuvrable character.
The Lexus RX has a proud history of innovation, not least having been the pathfinder for a new class of luxury crossovers when it was first launched 20 years ago. With the arrival of the RX 400h in 2005, it also introduced a self-charging hybrid system to the premium car market for the first time, setting Lexus on course for its hybrid technical leadership among luxury manufacturers.
With more than 2.7 million global sales to its credit so far, the RX is firmly established as a world-class model at the heart of the Lexus model range. The new RX 450hL will further strengthen the RX’s position as a vehicle that meets the prime requirements of modern families in the premium car market.
Apart from the design changes and provisions for the extra seating, the RX 450hL shares the same attributes of performance, powertrain, chassis dynamics and equipment features as the five-seat RX models. These areas will be examined more closely in further blog posts.
Lexus RX 450hL: UK specifications and prices
The RX 450hL is available in the UK in three equipment grades: SE, Luxury and Premier. All versions can be specified with a Protection Pack, which provides rubber floor mats, bumper protection plate, boot liner and mud flaps. Premier grade can also be fitted with a Style pack, which adds a front skirt, bumper protection plate, chrome sills and alloy wheels with black inserts. Finally, a sunroof is available as an optional extra on the Luxury model.
Lexus RX 450hL SE grade: £50,995
Key equipment features: 18-inch, seven-spoke alloy wheels; Lexus Safety System+; Lexus Navigation with full European mapping; reversing camera; leather upholstery; driver and front passenger eight-way power adjustable seats, heated and ventilated front seats; power steering wheel adjustment; power-folding third row seats; triple-zone climate control; Drive Mode Select – four modes; power tailgate; auto-dimming rear-view mirror; auto-folding heated door mirrors with reverse tilt function; LED headlights with Automatic High Beam; illuminated exterior door handles; smart entry and start; integrated roof rails
Lexus RX 450hL Luxury grade: £54,095
Additional equipment features: 20-inch machined-face alloy wheels; Lexus Premium Navigation with 12.3-inch display and 12-speaker audio with single DVD player; power tailgate with smart open/close function; triple-zone climate control; wireless smartphone charger; Intelligent Parking Assist; rain-sensing wipers; auto-folding, auto-dimming door mirrors with reverse tilt function; triple-eye LED headlights with Automatic High Beam; LED sequential turn indicator
Lexus RX 450hL Premier grade: £61,995
Additional equipment features: 20-inch alloy wheels with optional colour inserts; colour head-up display; illuminated scuff plates; Adaptive Variable Suspension; semi-aniline leather upholstery; ten-way power driver and front passenger seat adjustment; heated second row seats; memory function for front seats, steering wheel and door mirrors; Drive Mode Select – five modes; Lexus Premium Navigation with 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system; 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor; Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert; power adjustable steering wheel with wood/leather inserts and integrated heater; rear door sunshades; card key; triple-eye LED headlights with Adaptive High-beam System; sunroof