Lexus RX350 (2006–2009)
European Premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2006. New 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with 5-speed automatic transmission. 272bhp at 6,200rpm and 342Nm at 4,700rpm whilst reducing fuel consumption by 8% over previous RX300. Enhanced noise and vibration reduction measures result in even lower noise levels at all vehicle speeds. Also features new Mark Levinson Premium audio system, as well as a new, high-definition and fast response Lexus Navigation System.
On sale in the UK priced from £31,890.
RX 350 Limited Edition for 2007 with features worth £3,500, but costing just £2,500 more than RX 350. Leather upholstery, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and metallic paint all included. Lexus Multimedia and Navigation Package and In-Car Entertainment system available as options. £34,495 on the road.
New premium ICE package from March comprises two slim tablet units, securely mounted on the back of the front seats. Each features an eight-inch WVGA screen with an integrated side loading DVD player and USB 2.0 and SD Card readers. The units are resistant to screen jitter when travelling over uneven surfaces and their larger screen size gives a wider viewing angle. Two pairs of infrared headphones are provided. Reception has been sharpened and there is an auto power-off function.
Each tablet has a manual control panel, or a remote control unit can be used, redesigned for a superior tactile quality and ease of use. The tablets have RCA inputs for connecting compatible games consoles and a stereo 23.5mm jack point. The screens can be operated together or independently, should passengers choose to enjoy the same playback or their own choice of video, music or gaming. The system is compatible with Region 2 DVD, CD, USB 2.0 and SD Card media. Compatible formats are DVD playback 4.3 and 1.69, MPEG2, MPEG 4, DivX, MP3 CD, MP3 DVD, photo CD JPEG, DVD video, Video CD (VCD) and Super Video CD (SVCD). Premium ICE package provided as standard on SE-L versions of the RX 350 and RX 400h. It is offered as an option on all other grades, priced £2,200.