The 2010 Lexus RX 450h: The ultimate advanced luxury driving experience is now available starting at $58,900

    Improved power, fuel efficiency and environmental sophistication join
    advanced and intuitive standard features at a competitive price

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Environmental leadership and social
consciousness meet advanced technology, dynamic performance, and luxury to
create the all-new 2010 Lexus RX 450h - the second generation, L-finesse
inspired update of the pioneering luxury hybrid crossover. Complete with
standard luxurious and intuitive features and technologies, at a
manufacturer's suggested starting price of $58,900, the new RX hybrid delivers
additional horsepower, improved fuel efficiency, plus environmental
    All 2010 Lexus RX 450h models feature an all-new Lexus Hybrid Drive built
around a larger, more powerful, yet more efficient 3.5L V6 Atkinson Cycle
engine coupled to high torque electric motors and a Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT). The result is a gain 10 % in horsepower - up to 295 HP -
and a 16% improvement in combined city/highway fuel efficiency. New
technologies include a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation System (EGR) which
improves fuel efficiency and reduces smog-forming emissions, and an Exhaust
Heat Recovery System (EHR), which improves efficiency in cold-starting
conditions. A new EV mode switch that enables the RX hybrid to be driven short
distances in electric-only mode, plus all-wheel-drive AWD, Hybrid SNOW mode,
sequential shift capabilities, plus a full suite of handling and safety
technologies such as the state of the art Lexus Vehicle Dynamics Integrated
Management system (VDIM), Lexus hybrid regenerative braking system, and Lexus
Electronically Controlled Hydraulic Braking system.
    The 2010 RX hybrid is now on sale at Lexus dealers across Canada starting
at an MSRP of $58,900.

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