As the trailblazers of hybrid luxury, Lexus continues to innovate, announcing their latest creation – the 2024 Lexus RX 450h+. This ground-breaking plug-in hybrid vehicle demonstrates Lexus’s commitment to luxurious, performance-driven, and eco-conscious designs. With a combined manufacturer-estimated 83 MPGe rating, the RX 450h+ is set to redefine the luxury hybrid segment, making for the most futuristic and efficient rendition of Lexus’s incredibly popular RX SUV yet.
The 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ comes equipped with a high-capacity lithium-ion battery and a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. This powerful duo delivers consistent acceleration, achieving 0-60 mph in an estimated 6.2 seconds. Furthermore, the RX 450h+ offers a substantial electric driving range of 35 miles, a noteworthy feature for those considering an eco-friendly vehicle.
Equipped with advanced charging technology, the RX 450h+ includes a J1772 (Type 1) socket for convenient at-home and public charging. A high-efficiency system mitigates power loss during AC to DC conversion, resulting in faster charging times. Under optimal conditions, using the maximum charging current of 240V, the RX 450h+ can be fully charged in roughly two-and-a-half hours with the standard 6.6 kW Onboard Charger.
Lexus RX 450h+ boasts of a full-time, electronically controlled AWD system. It optimizes front and rear torque distribution according to driving conditions, providing drivers the control they need for varying road conditions and driving styles.
Beyond its mechanical prowess, the 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ is a testament to luxurious design. The exterior portrays a strong, athletic presence with its spindle body design, seamless front grille, and standard 21-inch 20-spoke alloy wheels. The vehicle is available in eight stunning exterior colors, adding an extra layer of personalization for customers.
Inside, the RX 450h+ encompasses a minimalist layout, intuitively placing all essential controls within the driver’s reach and sightline. The interior boasts standard luxury-grade features including a perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated power seats, thematic ambient lighting, and a heated wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel. For audiophiles, a 21-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound System is available.
Furthermore, the RX 450h+ offers ergonomic comfort designed for long commutes and road trips. With a standard 40/20/40 power split-folding rear seat and various charging ports, passengers can relax and stay connected throughout the journey.
Available by the end of 2023, the 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ represents the future of luxury hybrids – a vehicle that excels in performance, design, and sustainability. With a starting MSRP of $70,080, Lexus once again proves its ability to blend luxury and efficiency in an impressive package.