Lexus RX 450h: The second generation

Andrew Hopkins

With the launch of the new RX 450h in summer, Lexus are already bringing the second generation of thier hybrid SUV onto the market. Between 28th March and 5th April, visitors to the Auto Mobil International (AMI) show in Leipzig will be able to form an initial impression. Delivering an output of 299bhp, the all-wheel-drive vehicle has a fuel consumption of 44.8 miles per gallon. Compared with its predecessor, the RX 400h, CO2 emissions have been reduced by a further 45 grams per kilometre. One new feature on this SUV is its EHR (Exhaust Heat Recovery) system which is now for the first time being fitted as standard by the luxury marque of Japanese carmaker Toyota.