The new RX 450h proves a hit at Lexus Leeds

The revolutionary RX 450h provides dynamic power, generous spaciousness and incredible economy. and it's celebration time at Lexus Leeds as Lexus is named Auto Express Manufacturer of the Decade


The revolutionary RX 450h provides dynamic power, generous  spaciousness and incredible economy. In the RX 450h, Lexus has developed a whole new class of vehicle.

Since the RX became the world’s first luxury SUV in 1998 we have been taking the generous spaciousness and body strength of a traditional SUV and allying it with aerodynamic, sporty styling. And then raising the bar even further with exhilarating power, astonishing fuel economy and luxurious levels of detail and comfort.

At the heart of the RX 450h is an advanced full hybrid engine. It combines two high output electric motors with a potent, 3.5-litre V6 super-efficient Atkinson Cycle petrol engine. On the open road, you’ll discovera breathtakingly smooth acceleration that switches seamlessly betweeneconomical electric and surging petrol power.

Performance and agility have been honed to perfection on the famous N�rburgring racetrack in Germany, yet the RX remains sturdy and reliable in off-road conditions too – with advanced All Wheel Drive maintaining traction in the most difficult terrain.

Built at Lexus’s award-winning ‘Eco Factory’ in Japan, the innovations continue within the sumptuous interior of the RX. Adjustable, contouredseats in plush, soft leather mean luxurious comfort for all. From the driver’s seat, you’ll notice how all the key functions are instantly to handand clearly displayed. And leading edge features like Remote Touch anda windscreen Head-Up Display (HUD) ensure full concentration on thedriving experience.

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You and your passengers can sit back in individual climate-controlled comfort and enjoy the incomparable audio quality of a prestigious Mark Levinson Reference Surround System. Everything about the exquisitely sculpted RX 450h sets new standards – from advanced safety technology to refined aerodynamic styling.

In combining the practical spaciousness and durability of the traditional SUV with the handling and refined dynamics of a saloon, Lexus has re-written the rules of what can be achieved.

It’s celebration time at Lexus Leeds as Lexus is named Auto Express Manufacturer of the Decade.

Awards come and awards go, but the latest addition to Lexus's packed trophy cabinet represents a more enduring success for the luxury brand; it has been named Auto Express Manufacturer of the Decade.

The award recognises the fact that Lexus has achieved the highest average satisfaction rating of any car maker over the past 10 years – 88.3 per cent – based on more than 300,000 responses from motorists toAuto Express’s annual Driver Power survey.

During the past 10 years, Lexus has won the magazine's Manufacturer of the Year award seven times, and its centre network has been named the nation's best every single year. This unprecedented achievement reflects the high approval of Lexus customers for the quality of their vehicles – both new and used – and the service they receive.

This period has seen Lexus take a lead in the premium market with hybrid power and it is a mark of its success in bringing the technology to the mainstream that the second-generation RX crossover – the vehicle with which it launched its hybrid programme - takes third place among Auto Express's Cars of the Decade.

Graham Hope, Auto Express Deputy Editor, said: “This award, based on the responses of more than 300,000 Auto Express readers over 10 years, shows how much Lexus owners love their cars. “Their supreme comfort and great build quality are regularly praised, and this is backed up by aftersales service which is unmatched in the industry.

Lexus is a thoroughly deserving winner  of our Manufacturer of the Decade award, and will no doubt continue its success in the years ahead.”Paul Rogers, Benfield's Regional Director, said: “We are delighted and honoured that Lexus has received this award, particularly as Lexus was only introduced into the UK market in 1990.

“For the Lexus brand to remain number one for customer service for a decade is testament to the commitment of each and every individual in the Lexus network.”

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