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Lexus LS 500h launched at Rs. 1.77 crore

Lexus LS 500h launched at Rs. 1.77 crore

Snapshot: The all-new LS 500h is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design philosophy, which also underpins the new Lexus LC.

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Lexus, the luxury subsidiary of Toyota Motors launched its flagship hybrid luxury sedan, LS 500h in India. The Lexus LS 500h was showcased for the first time in 2017 Detroit Motor Show. With the launch, it becomes the first model to make its way to India from Lexus. Recently, Lexus India showcased the NX 300h, which is also scheduled to make its way later this year.

The all-new LS 500h is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design philosophy, which also underpins the new Lexus LC. The design philosophy claims to provide optimise weight distribution and offers a low center of gravity that aids overall stability of the vehicle.

The Indian-spec model looks largely similar to its international counterpart with the company’s signature spindle grille and sleek headlamps to offer an aggressive front profile. It gets creases on the side profile to offer an unique styling. It is a four-door sedan that sits on a long wheelbase of 3.1m and gets a coupe-ish design.

The interior of the new LS 500h offers the ultra-luxurious feel and comes equipped with advanced features to offer good riding experience. The front and rear seats of the car has multiple power system. It gets advanced safety package with a pedestrian detection system.

Under the hood, the Lexus LS 500h gets a 3.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i engine and two electric motors. Both works together to produce a combined maximum power output of 295 bhp (350 Nm) against a peak torque of 350 Nm. It gets a ten-speed e-CVT gearbox that transmits the power to either rear wheels or all four wheels. The Indian version is set to get an optional all-wheel-drive system as well.

The all-new Lexus LS 500h is priced starting at Rs. 1.77 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the luxury variant and goes up to Rs. 1.93 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-end trim.

 

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