The 2023 Lexus RX could come without its conventional engines and offer three hybrid models instead.
For the 2023 model year, a popular SUV of Toyota’s luxury brand, the Lexus RX, will arrive with a choice of three hybrid powertrains, CarBuzz reports with reference to a Japanese publication Creative311.
In addition to full hybridization, the carmaker will likely improve the model’s horsepower and torque figures, though there is no word now about the possible power outputs.
Well, which engine choices will the new Lexus RX offer? The hybrid versions include RX350h, RX450h+, and RX500h, from the base to range-topping.
The RX500h is powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-four and an electric motor; the 450h+ is a plug-in hybrid equipped with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery. The 350h shares the engine with 450h+, it has an electric motor but does without the battery.
The RX is the brand’s best-seller, No.1 Lexus model in America: last year, 115,320 vehicles were sold there. The current 2022 Lexus RX Hybrid starts at $49,345 including delivery, processing and handling charge.