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Lexus RX400h

Year (of specifications) 2003 - 2009
Engine 3311 cc V6, and electric motor
Transmission CVT automatic 4WD
Max speed 124 mph
0-60 7.4 seconds
Horsepower 208 bhp V6 + 50 bhp electric
weight 2000 kg / 4469 lbs

The Lexus RX400h was a refined and spacious SUV which came packed with gadgets.

The hybrid drivetrain gave it the performance of a V8 SUV, with the fuel economy of a V6 model.

The vehicle was first introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, going on sale the year after. When it arrived it was the only production SUV available with a hybrid drivetrain.

To differentiate it from the other more conventional models in the RX range, the RX 400h features a different front grille and foglights and redesigned taillights. Hybrid badging was also added to the rear side doors.

The drivetrain of the Lexus RX 400h hybrid consisted of a 3.3 litre V6 engine producing 208 horsepower and 212 lb/ft of torque. This was assisted by two electric motors, one driving the front wheels provided an additional 165 horsepower, while the other sent an extra 67 horsepower to the rear wheels.

The maximum output of the vehicle's drivetrain is limited to 269 horsepower. This allows for a 0-60 mph time of just over 7 seconds. While it offers around 30 - 31 MPG when driven normally.

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