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2013 Lexus RX 450h Facelift – Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

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Press Release : 2013 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show along with the RX 350, the 2013 RX 450h gets the same exterior changes just like the RX 350, which include a new bumper, complemented with new headlamp design, LED daytime running lights and distinctive fog lamp bezels.  The power back door and USB iPod/mp3 control are now standard.  Tail lamps and the rear license plate surround get updated looks.

Interior, the 2013 RX 450h get the same treatments just like the RX 350 which include numerous enhancements, redesigns and changes.  The steering wheel has been redesigned, the glove box has a metallic accent look, the center console has been redesigned.  In addition to ECO mode, the RX 450h features a Sport mode with revised steering effort, throttle mapping and transmission-shifting priorities to fully exploit the capabilities of the powertrain.  In Sport mode, the meter light changes to red.

The 2013 RX 450h get four new exterior colors and one additional interior trim. Four new exterior colors are: Silver Lining Metallic, Claret Mica, Deep Sea Mica Fire Agate Pearl and, replacing Tungsten Pearl, Matador Red Mica and Cerulean Blue Metallic.  The new interior trim is the Ebony Bird’s-Eye Maple wood trim and available Saddle Leather interior with detailed contrast stitching being used on the seats, center console and door-mounted armrests.

Similar to the 2012 MY, the 2013 RX 450h features 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson-cycle engine, electric motors, a small and light power-control unit and other fuel-saving innovations.  It offers V8-like performance, 295 total system horsepower and combined fuel economy similar to an average four-cylinder mid-size sedan.  The Front Wheel Drive (FWD) model delivers EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (30 mpg combined) fuel economy ratings, while the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model earned EPA ratings of 30 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, 29 mpg combined.

Just like the 2012 MY, the 2013 Lexus RX 350 rides on standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/60R18 tires. 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 235/55R19 tires are available.

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2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)
2013 Lexus RX 450h (interior)

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