Lexus to Launch New Version of Rx 400h Sr

by : Evander Klum



Lexus, the producer of , is planning to expand it Lexus range with the addition of a new version of the RX 400h SR. This new addition to the Lexus range will offer the usual high Lexus specification plus something more---options for both multimedia and entertainment systems.

Two years ago Lexus launched a model that has become a pioneer of hybrid power in the premium SUV market---the Lexus RX 400h. Since its introduction it has enjoyed tremendous popularity accounting for almost two-thirds of the total RX sales in 2006.

The presently sold RX 400h SR was positioned by Lexus in between the standard RX 400h and the RX 400h SE. The SR also possess RX standard features such as leather upholstery, eight-way electric front seat adjustment, heated front seats, a 40:20:40 split folding rear seat and metallic paint. And since it possesses the Lexus Hybrid Drive technology customers can expect for high fuel efficiency, lower emissions without sacrificing power and performance.

The RX 400h SR can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in matter of 7.6 seconds with a fuel consumption of 34.9 mpg in a combined driving cycle, emitting 192g/km of carbon dioxide.

The Lexus Multimedia system is offered as an option for the RX 400h SR. This package includes:

&bullDVD satellite navigation with dynamic route guidance,
&bullvoice command control key audio,
&bullnavigation and communication functions,
&bullBluetooth connectivity,
&bullan 11-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system with six-disc DVD autochanger and digital MP3/WMA file recognition,
&bullPark Assist Monitor
&bullElectro Multi-Vision VCA screen

There is also in-car entertainment or ICE package with twin headrest mounted screens and infra-red headphones for rear seat passengers to enable them to see movies or play computer games while on the move. This special entertainment package is perfect for families with kids who love to go on long road trips.

The RX 400h SR is offered in Platinum Ice or Astral Black metallic finish complemented by a grey or black interior. The SR also comes with a class-leading 16E insurance group with prices starting ?37,500.

Pricing for Lexus RX 400h SR

Model - OTR Price

RX 400h SR - ?37,500
RX 400h SR with ICE - ?39,700
RX 400h SR with Multimedia - ?40,745
RX 400h SR with ICE and Multimedia - ?42,945

Details on the Lexus RX 400h SR

TECHNICAL

Body:4 X 4
Engine:3311
Fuel:U/E
Transmission:E-CVT
Power:208@5600
Torque, lb ft:212@4400
Driven Wheels:4

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase:2720
Length, mm:4750
Width, mm:184
Height, mm:1720
Fuel Tank, litres:65
Kerb Weight, kg:2040
Gross Weight, kg:2505
Towing Limits, kg:2000

PERFORMANCE

Manual
Automatic
Top speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:7.6 seconds
Fuel consumption:34.9 mpg (combined cycle)

RUNNING COSTS

Service Interval: 10000
Warranty: 3 years, 60000 miles