It seems that 2011 has started in style for British customers with a special edition Lexus RX 450h . Called the SE-I, this new version comes fully equipped for the cold season. The model is already available for order, and with prices starting from £49,398 (£48,899 for the model and an additional £499 for the package).
The SUV’s exterior is distinguished by a new roof rails and a rear bumper protect, plus front and rear under-run plates and a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels. Inside there is a tough boot liner for those occasions where muddy boots are a problem. There is a refrigerated cool box that can not only keep your food and drinks cold, but can also keep them warm during those winter months. The option list includes: Remote Touch control, electrically operated tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, Lexus Navigation System, and a 12-speaker audio system.
Under the hood, everything remains the same. The Lexus RX450h will feature a Lexus Hybrid Drive system with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This, combined to a new, more efficient inverter delivers 295 hp, 27 more hp than the current generation RX hybrid.
Press release after the jump.
- Special specification for Lexus RX 450h SE-I with package of practical accessories
- Exterior elements include roof rails, front and rear under-runs and rear bumper protector
- Interior features include cool/hot storage box and boot liner
- Value of accessories £1,500 but price premium to customers over standard SE-I model just £499
- Available to order now, from £48,899
Lexus has fettled a special Lifestyle version of its RX full hybrid SUV for the some of the rigours of winter with a package of accessories perfectly suited for those who love the great outdoors.
On the outside the new Lifestyle model comes equipped with roof rails and a rear bumper protect, plus front and rear under-run plates.
Inside there is a tough boot liner ready to cope with muddy boots, plus a refrigerated cool box that can equally keep food and drinks warm when the temperatures plummet.
Specified individually, these features would cost up to £1,500, but brought together for the new RX 450h SE-I Lifestyle they add just £499 to the on-the-road price, which is from £48,899.