Lexus introduces two new models to NZ market

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

The new generation Lexus RX450h is available in three grades, the RX450h, RX450h SE and the top of the range RX450h Limited.

The RX450h has increased in sixe over the previouos model, and is powered by a 3.5-litre engine and is equipped with a Lexus Hybrid Drive system, featuring a rear electric motor in addition to front electric and petrol motors combined with a new inverter with high cooling performance to raise fuel efficiency.

Lexus says fuel efficiency in the RX450h is improved considerably, and has updated safety features, such as the pre-crash safety system, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), and advanced headlamp systems.

Optional extras available on the RX450h models include a sun roof, a Mark Levinson premium audio system, panorama roof, and full size spare wheel.

The new Lexus convertible, the IS250C, is the new 2 + 2 seater with a power-operated retractable hardtop roof, a 2.5-litre V6 engine and a range of luxury and safety features.

The retractable roof folds down to a classic convertible look in just 20 seconds, and Lexus says the IS250C is economical on fuel.

Read our road test of these two new models here.