Lexus RX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid SUV Debuts: Features 56Km Pure Electric Range

Lexus has introduced a new model to the RX SUV line-up. In 2022, the Japanese luxury car brand unveiled the fifth-generation RX SUV to the world. At the time, the RX was introduced with 3 standard hybrid electric powertrain options. Now, Lexus has taken wraps off the RX 450h+ and unlike other variants, this one is a plug-in hybrid SUV.

RX 450h+ Availability & Pricing

The Lexus RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid SUV is currently launched in the USA and is priced at $70,080, which translates to over AED 250,000 as of August 2023. The SUV will go on sale in America, later this year. However, owing to the popularity of Lexus models in the UAE, we expect the RX 450h+ to arrive in the Middle Eastern market soon after.

RX 450h+ Powertrain & Performance

Lexus has introduced the new powertrain on the RX 450h+ to plug the gap between the existing RX350h and RX500h F Sport Performance trims. The RX 450h+ and the plug-in hybrid NX share a similar PHEV setup, featuring a 2.5-litre inline-four-cylinder petrol engine. As for the electric setup, the SUV uses two electric motors connected to an 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The engine and electric powertrain together produce a peak output of 304hp. The power is sent to all four wheels all the time.

  • Acceleration (0 to 60mph): 6.2 seconds
  • Top Speed (Electronically Limited): 124mph (200kmph)

The RX 450h+ features an all-electric range of 56km on a single battery charge. The hybrid SUV is offered with a Level 1 charging cable designed for use with 120V outlets. However, It has a 6.6kW onboard charger that can charge the battery pack in two and a half hours using a 240V outlet. Want to know the difference between a hybrid car and an electric car? Here is a detailed article on Hybrid Vs Electric Cars.

RX 450h+ Exterior Design

The exterior design of the RX 450h+ remains identical to other trims in the model’s line-up. It continues to feature the large radiator grille up front finished in black to compliment the RX’s SUV looks. The side profile continues to feature the sloping roofline effect to give it more panache. But the best feature of the RX is its lighting. The sleek-looking headlamp and the taillamps look wicked. Another attention-grabbing feature is its 21-inch 20-spoke alloy wheels.

The RX 450h+ is offered in eight exterior colour options: Eminent White Pearl, Cloudburst Gray, Iridium, Caviar, Matador Red Mica, Copper Crest, Nori Green Pearl and Nightfall Mica.

RX 450h+ Interior Design

The interior of the RX 450h+ continues its meticulously Japanese design. The dashboard, instrument cluster and Head-Up Display are driver-oriented and easy to reach. The plug-in hybrid SUV features a semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior with perforations, and power seats for the driver and all passengers that are both heated and ventilated. 

Other Interior Features: 

  • 14-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
  • 21-speaker Mark Levinson Audio 
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Thematic Ambient Lighting 
  • Heated Steering Wheel 
  • Panorama Glass Roof 
  • 6 USB Ports

In the 2024 RX 450h+, customers can choose from three distinct interior colour options: Macadamia, Black, and Peppercorn. To further personalize the cabin, there are two available ornamentation styles: Ash Bamboo and Black Open Pore.

RX 450h+ Safety

The Lexus RX 450h+ is loaded with a host of passive and active safety features including the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0. This includes:

  • Proactive Driving Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Intelligent High Beam
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Digital Latch with Safe Exit Assist

Looking to buy a Lexus RX SUV? Here is a list of used Lexus RX 450 on sale in the UAE and new Lexus RX 450 on sale in the UAE.

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