Lexus, a luxury brand of Toyota is launching the LS 500h sedan on 15th January 2018. Lexus recently made its entry into the Indian market with a bunch of SUVs like LX 450d, RX 450h and ES 300h. The Lexus sedan, LS 500h is will be the only sedan in the Lexus India lineup after 15th January 2018. The LS sedan first made its debut at the 2017 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show). Therefore, LS is the latest Lexus model and a showcase of latest technologies of Lexus. (Read: Lexus LX 450d Price Revealed)
Lexus cars launched until now are priced on the premium side, thanks to CBU import route. Now, the LS will also be imported via CBU route so we can expect it to be priced at over a crore. This means it will compete with cars like BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class, Jaguar XJ and Maserati Ghibli. This is a tough list of contenders but USP of Lexus is its hybrid powertrain.
Lexus LS 500h will be powered by a combination of petrol engine and two electric motors. The engine here is a 3.5-litre V6 Petrol unit. The combined power output of the engine and two motors is 355PS. This powertrain utilizes an e-CVT automatic transmission. This is basically a continuously variable transmission with some electric assistance for better calibration.
The Lexus realizes the tough competition in the Indian market, therefore, the company is expected to offerer several optional extras as a standard fitment in India. This will ensure that the LS is adequately loaded to take on its rivals. Some of the features on the LS 500h include 2400 watt, 23-Speaker Mark Levinson Audio system, 28-way adjustable front seats with massage and cooling functions, adaptive air suspension, and four-zone climate control.
What to Expect on 15th Jan?
Recently, Lexus unveiled the NX 300h SUV and started the bookings. But, it has yet to reveal the pricing. Lexus said that it will do it next year, so we can also expect the price reveal of NX 300h entry-level SUV on 15th January 2018. Let’s hope that LS 500h (Lexus Sedan) pricing isn’t kept as a secret.
Company gave an estimated pricing of NX 300h- Read Here
Lexus LS 500h Official Video-