Most people think that the Lexus purely with hybrids. About 95% of the brand’s UK models with a petrol-electric motor are sold, even though the competitors are continuing to pursue eight and six cylinder diesel engines that are considered as improved driving performance and characteristics.
If you want to have a car that offers all the luxury and style from Toyota’s upmarket Japanese brand, Lexus will answer.
This car is not a diesel –it is replaced and fitted a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine to flagship RX SUV. It is driven on the UK roads for the first time.
You can put your foot down although with the slightly strained yelp from four cylinder engines.
Last year, the new Lexus RX 200t was introduced. It is established with steering and revised suspension to help the drivers can driver the SUV better. Although this car is more responsive and tighter, it doesn’t fit a Porsche Cayenne on the back-road blast.
In fact, the Lexus RX 200t managed Lexus’ claimed 34.9mpg. But it had still fall far short of the diesel-powered rivals. Certainly, there is the RX 450h hybrid that promises 54.3mpg and is significantly faster in a straight line. Especially, CO2 emissions of 120g/km made it become a company car favorite.
The Lexus RX 200t will tempt the private buyers with the attractive list price. At a price of £48,995, the F Sport model is about £4,000 less than the equivalent hybrid. The premium Navigation, wireless phone charging and the ventilated seats with impressive equipment that all featuring on the standard kit lists.
In fact, the option equipped to the test car was the F Sport White paint. And the Lexus RX 200t can’t compete with the rivals on practicality. Unlike an Audi or Q7BMW X5, the bold Lexus RX isn’t seven seats. The relatively tiny 924-litre maximum load area with the steeply raked rear window affects boot space.
However, we can’t deny this new Lexus will turn heads with the versatility in the pursuit of style. The car is emphasized its exaggerated proportions with the brash origami-styled body casted a striking silhouette, and the F Sport model added further slashes.
Inside, the dashboard is provided a classy sweeping effect while the massive central screen is added to the upmarket ambience, too. However, the Lexus RX has the unresponsive and slow mouse-like infotainment control and the dated graphics although the set-up is exquisitely completed.
The seats of this car also are among the comfiest in the business. It too soft on long trips, but it can help you to prevent aches and pains and keep in place. You can find the plenty of adjustment in the electrically operated steering wheel, so you will have a comfortable driving position.
The narrow tinted windows and dark headlining made our F Sport model feel too quite claustrophobic. The seats are comfortable and three adults could sit in the back with ease.