Who ever thought that a hybrid had to be boring never spoke with the Japanese tuners at Wald International about their Black Bison RX. With the growing popularity of fossil fuel saving environmentally friendly gas/electric automobiles that we will begin to see more and more green tuner cars on the streets. Starting off with one of the best new cars on the market, the artisans at Wald International have turned the new Lexus RX hybrid into an attractive vehicle. Now that may not sound like much of a feat, but they had their work cut out for them.
The previous generation Lexus RX Hybrid wasn’t much of a looker, but the biggest problem with the new version is that it looks like a bloated cow, as is a grenade went off inside the old car and bulged out the bottom, made the eyes all squinty and left it with a fat butt that looks like it is being clenched for dear life because otherwise it will explode. Let’s say that it is not the most desirable of car designs; however with a lower hanging front bumper Wald International has made the new RX look mode like an oversized Toyota Matrix, which isn’t a bad thing. Fortunately this kit is available for both RX 350h and RX 450h owners, so they can feel a little better about being green.
Like all the latest tuning package the one for the Lexus SUVs is also called Black Bison and consists of a new front bumper with integrated fog lights and a pair of perfectly placed horizontal bars that visually extends the front end of the Lexus all the way to the ground, helping to eliminate the standard car’s puffy cheeks that Toyota considers to be aerodynamic fenders. Out back a new rear bumper with integrated diffuser makes the hybrid Bison seem a bit more relaxed. The oversized wheels, although they may rob a few MPG, go a long way to draw your eyes away from the Toyota stamped sheet metal. We would like to thank Wald International for making the new Lexus RX a car that we would want to drive and goes a long way to dispel the notion that efficient cars have to be unattractive.