Been waiting for an even swankier version of the Lexus RX 400h hybrid SUV? Then go check out the RX 400h SR, a new version of this nominally green vehicle that, if you take Lexus' word for it, "offers a typically high Lexus specification with great options for multimedia and entertainment systems." The SR gets leather seats (the front seats get the eight-way adjustable treatment and are now heated) and there's a new split rear seat and metallic paint. The green features are 34.9mpg in the combined cycle (EU) emissions of 192g/km of CO2. There are also multimedia options, like sat-nav, that'll help you not get lost.

Prices for the new Lexus RX 400h SR range from £37,500 to £42,945. Get the details in Lexus' press release after the jump.

[Source: Lexus]
LEXUS LAUNCHES THE RX 400h SR

This summer the Lexus range is being extended to include a new version, the RX 400h SR, that offers a typically high Lexus specification with great options for multimedia and entertainment systems.

The Lexus RX 400h was the pioneer of hybrid power in the premium SUV market and since its launch two years ago has enjoyed strong popularity, accounting for almost two thirds of all RX sales during 2006.

The RX 400h SR, on sale now, is positioned in the line-up between the standard RX 400h and the RX 400h SE. It builds on the regular RX specification with leather upholstery, eight-way electric front seat adjustment, heated front seats, a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat and metallic paint. And, of course, it comes with the higher performance, high fuel efficiency and lower emissions benefits of Lexus Hybrid Drive, accelerating from rest to 62mph in 7.6 seconds, returning 34.9mpg in combined cycle driving and emitting 192g/km of carbon dioxide.

The Lexus Multimedia system is available as an option, a package that comprises DVD satellite navigation with dynamic route guidance, voice command control of key audio, navigation and communication functions, Bluetooth connectivity, an 11-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system with six-disc DVD autochanger and digital MP3/WMA file recognition, Park Assist Monitor and an Electro Multi-Vision VCA screen.

An in-car entertainment (ICE) package is also available, with twin headrest mounted screens and infra-red headphones for rear seat passengers to enjoy movies or computer games on the move.

The RX 400h SR is available in Platinum Ice or Astral Black metallic finish, with grey or black leather interior. The model has a class-leading 16E insurance group, with on-the-road prices starting at £37,500.

Lexus RX 400h SR prices

MODEL / OTR PRICE
RX 400h SR / £37,500
RX 400h SR with ICE / £39,700
RX 400h SR with Multimedia / £40,745
RX 400h SR with ICE and Multimedia / £42,945


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