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News2024 Lexus RX 450h+: The First Plug-In Hybrid RX

2024 Lexus RX 450h+: The First Plug-In Hybrid RX

Lexus Unveils the All-New RX 450h+ Plug-In Hybrid, Blending Luxury with Green Efficiency


  • Pricing starts at $86,950 in Canada.

  • EV range is an estimated 60 km.

  • The RX 450h is available for sale now.


Lexus has introduced the RX 450h+, its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in the RX lineup, and it’s coming at the end of 2023. The luxury automaker continues to lead the charge in hybrid electrification with this new PHEV after the impressive redesign of the iconic crossover last year.

2024 Lexus RX 450h+ | Photo: Lexus

The 2024 Lexus RX 450h+ distinguishes itself by combining the attributes of intuitive technology, premium in-cabin features, and standard luxury elements. The model will have a starting US MSRP of $70,080, inclusive of the delivery, processing, and handling fee. Canadian pricing and information are not yet available.

Under the hood, the RX 450h+ relies on a potent combination of a high-capacity lithium-ion battery and a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine, which it shares with the NX. This powertrain delivers an impressive manufacturer-estimated 83 MPGe rating and an acceleration of 0-60 in an estimated 6.2 seconds. The RX 450h+ boasts a manufacturer-estimated 35-mile driving range solely on electric power. Translated into Canadian, the respective estimates are 2.8Le/100km, 6.5 seconds, and 56 km.

Complementing its powerful performance, the vehicle utilizes an electronically controlled, full-time AWD system. It optimizes front and rear torque distribution based on driving conditions, thus enabling the driver to take control according to their driving style and road conditions.

2024 Lexus RX 450h+ | Photo: Lexus

The vehicle’s striking exterior is marked by a spindle body design and a seamless grille, giving it a strong, athletic presence. A single lens taillamp wraps around the body, accentuating the low and wide silhouette. The RX 450h+ is available in eight color options, ranging from Eminent White Pearl to Nightfall Mica.

Inside, the RX 450h+ exudes a minimalist layout with an expansive ambiance. The vehicle boasts of a variety of standard luxury features, including perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated power seats, a standard panorama glass roof, thematic ambient lighting, and a 21-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System.

For the tech-savvy driver, the RX 450h+ offers a 14-inch high-definition touchscreen and a host of connected features via the Lexus app, such as Cloud Navigation and Intelligent Assistant. These are complemented by wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, offering an immersive digital experience.

The RX 450h+ continues Lexus’s commitment to safety with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 coming standard on all units. It also offers the availability of Traffic Jam Assist and advanced parking features, and many more.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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