Renowned Japanese Automaker, Lexus has introduced the fourth generation RX in India which is undoubtedly the most glamorous car under this brand. It has a rakish design and aggressive detailing making it a beauty to behold and pride for the riders. Currently, RX 450h is available under two variants- RX Luxury and RX F-Sport. Lexus launched the RX for the first time in 1998, and since then this soft-roader has established itself as the pillar of the brand. The sharp exteriors, coupled with unmatchable attention to detail, and use of premium quality materials in the body and interiors make it the best-selling Lexus model.
The external surface of Lexus RX presents a futuristic look with bold, aggressive styling. The front fascia remains dominated by the triple L-shaped entirely LED headlamps and the signature spindle grille. Sometimes, you may feel the SUV has come from out of space-age, but eventually, you get used to its heavily chiseled body. In the rear end, you can never miss the wrap-around LED tail lamps and the sporty bumpers. The roof mounted spoiler also adds character to the car. Overall, we can say Lexus RX will leave a stunning impression on your mind.
Though the exterior of Lexus RX presents a quirky styling, the interiors, on the other hand, has an elegant effect. The central console is driver-centric and made with soft-touch plastic offering a premium feel. However, if you compare it with the European rivals, then you might be a bit disappointed as the as the gear-shifter and power window switches do not give a luxurious feel as is expected in an INR 1.29 crore SUV. The seats are ergonomic and very spacious both in the front and rear end. The rear vision is not very supportive thanks to the thick C-pillar and a small windscreen. The sizeable 12.3-inch touchscreen takes care of the infotainment system which you can control with the help of Remote Touch Interface (RTI) which is cross between a mouse and a mini joystick.
Driving The Lexus RX is definitely a refined experience than many other premium SUVs. There are two electric motors in the system; the one in the bonnet executes charging of the automobile, while the rear one drives the wheels. The last one works in tandem with the 3.5-Litres 6-Cylinders Atkinson-cycle V-6 Engine churning out 308 bhp@6000 rpm maximum power and a peak torque of 335 Nm@4600 rpm. The driveline remains connected to all the wheels by an E-CVT automatic transmission gearbox. It helps the vehicle to zoom in to 100 Kmph in just 7.7 seconds.
Lexus RX 450h is available in India from INR 1.29 crore (Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi). The arch rivals of RX include Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, and BMW X5.
Lexus RX is a high-tech car with futuristic style. It offers a smooth power transmission and unmatchable driving dynamics.
The mileage of the vehicle at 18.8 Kmpl is one of the best in the category.
The 12.3-inch touchscreen is one of the most innovative in the segment and comes with Remote Touch Interface (RTI) for navigating it.
The cabin is refined, but not as luxurious as expected in an over INR 1 crore vehicle.
The cargo space is not sufficient for family holidays.
Finally, we can say that Lexus RX is one of the most stylish and refined crossover SUV. If you wish to shell our INR 1.29 crore, then there is no match for this automobile.