Lexus has announced pricing for its 2010 RX 450h hybrid cross-over, which will go on sale here in the U.S. later this spring.

The front-wheel drive model will have a base price of $41,660. The all-wheel drive model will start at $43,250. These figures actually reflect a slight decrease in pricing from the 2009 models (a decrease of $420 for the FWD and $230 for the AWD). The 2009 and 2010 prices include shipping fees of $875 and $825, respectively.

Lexus has made several improvements on the first generation RX hybrid, bringing the total horsepower to 295, an increase of 27, or about 10%.  There will also be a number of add-on options, such as a Mark Levinson Surround sound system and a Sport Package with sport-tuned suspension.

Source: Lexus