As the first seven-seat Lexus in Europe, the new RX 450hL opens a wealth of opportunities. Whether you want to carry more people, or make space for luggage and larger loads, the solutions could not be simpler.
The interior space is designed to be easily adaptable, maximising the potential offered by the vehicle’s extended length. Of course, this excellent functionality is matched by seamless Lexus luxury and the omotenashi hospitality that ensures the needs and comfort of everyone on board are taken care of.
Purpose-designed as a seven-seater, the RX 450hL provides consistent luxury, comfort and convenience throughout
When you need the extra two seats in the rearmost third row, the simple press of a rocker switch raises them quickly and smoothly into place. And to make life easier, there are two controls, one being handily located by the second row of seats while the other is in the boot so that it can be accessed from the rear of the car.
It’s the same effortless process when you want to stow the third row flat into the floor, increasing the length of the load space to 1,067mm. There is an adjustable tonneau cover to keep items hidden from view, and when this is not needed it can be stowed neatly into a dedicated space beneath the boot floor.
Every detail has been taken care of. For example, the folding second row seats have no exposed parts, so there’s no risk of snagging or tripping when getting in and out. Access to the third row is simple, with one-touch knobs to tilt and slide the second row seats forward and a footstep on the floor to guide you in.
When the back row seats are stowed, the middle row seats have a sliding range of 150mm – greater than in any other current seven-seat premium SUV – so you can stretch out in comfort.
As a vehicle that’s been purpose-designed as a seven-seater, the RX 450hL provides consistent luxury, comfort and convenience throughout. A tri-zone air conditioning system lets passengers in the back row adjust heating and ventilation independently, using controls located to the side of the third row seats. They can also be operated by the driver via the central multimedia screen.
A multifunction armrest console in the third row also provides two cup holders, and two USB ports – ideal for kids to connect their gaming devices when making long journeys.
All this is in addition to the established high equipment specifications of the Lexus RX 450h range of self-charging hybrid crossovers. According to model grade, this includes features such as a 12.3-inch multimedia and navigation screen, bespoke 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system, power-operated tailgate with ‘no touch’ opening and closing, heated and ventilated front seats with power adjustment, and full LED lighting.
Safety remains paramount. Like its five-seat counterpart, the RX 450hL has succeeded in gaining a top five-star rating in independent Euro NCAP testing. Its excellent performance reflects the effectiveness of the active safety features provided by Lexus Safety System+. With these in place, the driver is better equipped than ever to be aware of and protected from accident risks.
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