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Old 11th July 2005, 14:12   #1
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Default Pics : A Lexus Hybrid Spotted In Bangalore!!!!

Well saw one whizz past me on Lavelle road the other day...was kinda confused at first then saw the exact same thing in this month's autocar and confirmed it...yes it was the lexus RX hybrid.
looked really hot and was teh pearl coloured version...liked its rear a lot
a 3.3 liter quad cam engine with 268bhp. it is the new VVTI engine...and comes with standard 18" alloys!!

well the above specs where which i liked so i listed it...complete listing available at the company website:

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Performance
- 3.3-liter, four cam, four valves per cylinder with continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
- Front and rear high-output, permanent-magnet electric-drive motors
- 268 total system horsepower
- Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
- Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Independent strut rear suspension with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Part-time all-wheel drive (AWD)
- Electronic, engine-speed-sensing, progressive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
- Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes with regenerative function
- 18-in alloy wheels with 235/55VR18 all-season tires
- Estimated fuel consumption: 31/27 mpg city/highway [3]

Luxury
...my favourite
- Brushed-aluminum interior trim
- Leather-trimmed interior
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
- Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, audio and display controls
- Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt away
- Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System [4] with backup camera [5] and Bluetooth® technology [6]
- Lexus eight-speaker 132-watt [7] Premium Sound System with in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer
- Available Mark Levinson® [8] 11-speaker 210-watt [9] Premium Audio System with in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer
- Available Lexus DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES)
- Roof-mounted antenna with in-glass FM-diversity system
- 10-way driver's (including lumbar) and eight-way front passenger's power seats
- Height-adjustable headrests for all seats
- Lexus Memory System for power driver's seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel
- Available heated front seats
- Reclining, sliding rear seat (40/20/40 split)
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter and automatic recirculation mode
- Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
- Power windows with one-touch auto open/close feature
- Remote-linked moonroof and window opening
- Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof
- Electrochromic (auto-dimming) inside mirror with compass [10] and outside mirrors
- Power door locks with driver's two-turn unlock feature
- Power rear door
- Multifunction, in-key remote entry system with rolling-code technology
- Sliding center console with cupholders and storage bin
- HomeLink® universal transceiver to operate compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
- Accessory power outlet in cargo area
- Towing Prep Package [2]
- Illuminated entry system
- Electroluminescent instrumentation
- Interior electronic fuel-filler door release
- Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) [11] to personalize electronic functions
- Automatic on/off headlamps with 30-second auto-off delay
- Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
- Outside temperature gauge
- Sun visor extensions
- Carpeted floor mats

Safety
- Driver's and front passenger's advanced airbag system (SRS) [12]
- Front seat-mounted side airbags (SRS) [12]
- Front and rear Roll-Sensing Curtain Airbags (RSCA) (SRS) [12]
- Driver's-knee airbag [12]
- Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, pre-tensioners with force limiters for front seats
- Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts for all passenger seating positions. Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for driver's seat
- Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors
- Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets for rear outboard seating positions
- Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes
- Four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [13]
- Traction Control (TRAC)
- Brake Assist [14]
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
- Highly rigid body structure with front and rear crumple zones
- Side-impact door beams
- Impact-dissipating upper interior trim
- Collapsible steering column
- Collapsible brake and driver's footrest pedals
- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with dynamic auto leveling
- Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
- Daytime running lights
- Integrated foglamps
- LED taillamps
- Water-repellent front-door glass
- Available rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
- Rear intermittent wiper
- Rear-window defogger with auto-off timer
- Power-adjustable outside mirrors with defoggers
- Vehicle theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer system, with in-key transponder
- Auto-retracting tonneau cover
- First aid kit
- Tool kit
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So basically the gasoline engine powers always-on electric traction motors, like a diesel locomotive?
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Iceman sir - you sure it was a hybrid or was it a plain vanilla "RX330". Am not sure if the hybrid is only available in the states - I could be wrong

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could be mistaken...as the car looked exactly like the website pic...and did not find reference to the rx330...

also hybrid does not mean "electric" since its a 4 cylinder 268bhp engine!!!
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Its a 3.3 liter V6. Its v hard to tell a hybrid from the regular RX330.
Hybrid is called RX400H. If its a RHD, its most likely a Harrier.
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it must be similar but not the same, the link which u have posted is for a 2006 lexus hybird, so cant be the same
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ok...sorry also seen 2 gs300 with MH registration in town lately one is black.....yes checked it is not the 2006....my mistake
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also hybrid does not mean "electric" since its a 4 cylinder 268bhp engine!!!
Doesn't Hybrid mean fuel combustion engine alongwith an electric engine/motor???
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If this is what you saw, then its a Lexus RX330 / Toyota Harrier.

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no i did not see that. that is vanilla white teh one i saw was pearl shade and looked exactly like the one in the autocar issue
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that is vanilla white teh one i saw was pearl shade
hey iceman, I meant the model, not the color . this one btw is in bombay.

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yes it was the lexus RX hybrid.
The RX330 / Harrier look very similar to the RX400h. How can u be sure it was the hybrid then?
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ooops..sorry....
i said hybrid for 2 reasons:
1. it looked exactly as the hybrid in yhe magazine
2. did not hear it!!!! only saw it.

i could be wrong...as ajmat sir said it could be the rx330...
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If this is what you saw, then its a Lexus RX330 / Toyota Harrier.


Hey, I did see the same car but in a cream / Biege paint shade the last time I was in Bangalore. That transparent rear tail lights made me notice the car.
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I too saw that car a week back near Forum Mall.....a lady was driving it.....hot lady infact!!
It was kinda peach and was a Toyota Harrier, she saw me looking at it and not her and sped off.LOL
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