After parent company Toyota, which is considered the pioneer and largest player in the market of hybrids, Lexus has long and successfully sells benzoelektrosila cars, and their share in the total is very substantial: about a quarter by 2018. While the company still does not have any hybrid models are capable of charging from the network. It seems that soon the situation will change.
As found by our colleagues at InsideEVs, the premium brand is filed in European patent office application for registration of trademarks NX and NX 350h 450+. Obviously, talking about new versions of a familiar compact crossover. And if the first item, the logic may become the successor to the current NX 300h, then the second, expected to be the long-awaited “rozetochnyh”.
According to preliminary data, Lexus NX450+ will borrow the powertrain from the Toyota RAV4 Prime, which debuted last fall in Los Angeles. The latest combination of 2.5-liter atmospheric “Quartet” and two electric motors delivers a total power of 306 HP and acceleration to 100 km/h in a record for this model is 5.8 seconds.
The full charge capacity of about 16 kilowatt-hours “Toyota” should be enough for 63 km in electric mode is a very respectable figure, given that the stock was estimated by precise methods of the U.S. EPA. Comparable to the mass of Lexus NX450+ will have similar characteristics.
It is noteworthy that the first plug-in hybrid Lexus has unveiled its first fully electric car. It is also not a stand-alone model, and a kind of small crossover UX. Before other UX 300e will be able to purchase the Europeans and the Chinese.
Source: Mach-E Club