Lexus is expanding the RX 400h family with a front-wheel-drive version. The front-drive RX 400h will have a base price of $45,355 when it reaches showrooms in late December, Lexus said Monday.
Since its launch in April, the hybrid powertrain RX 400h has been equipped only with all-wheel drive.
Lexus also said it is cutting the base price of the awd version by $2,350 to $46,755. The price cut is the result of making the now-standard navigation system with rear vision camera optional equipment. The change takes effect with vehicles produced this month.
The RX 400h mates an electric motor with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine rated at 268 hp. Lexus says the vehicle gets 28 mpg in highway driving conditions and 33 mpg in the city.
Prices include $695 shipping.
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