The Lexus RX 450h large luxury SUV has retained the Best Premium Hybrid Car in the DrivingElectric Awards, presented by Britain’s foremost consumer website dedicated to electrified motoring.
Announcing the award, DrivingElectric Editor Richard Ingram said: “The Lexus RX is a refined and luxurious SUV that shuns its rivals’ diesel engines for advanced hybrid technology. A worthy winner of our Best Premium Hybrid Car award.”
The RX has the distinction of having been the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle, with the RX 400h introducing the technology to the premium segment in 2004.
Now in its fourth generation, the RX has constantly evolved to deliver higher levels of comfort, refinement and hand-crafted luxury, together with greater efficiency and higher driving rewards from its self-charging hybrid electric system. The range has also grown to include a purpose-designed seven-seat model, the RX-L.
The RX has also served as the foundation for Lexus’s development of an extensive SUV range which includes the mid-size NX and the compact UX, introduced in 2019. The UX is leading Lexus’s entry into the battery electric vehicle market with UX 300e. This all-electric model is on sale now, with first cars due to reach UK customers in early spring 2021.