Japanese automaker Toyota‘s high-end brand Lexus will now be readily available for purchase in India in very first quarter of 2017, reservations for which have begun. The automaker is providing a choice of 3 models of Lexus automobiles in the nation.
The first Lexus car dealership is going to open in Mumbai prior to the brand’s official presentation. The dealer at Taj Santacruz Hotel, located close to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, will be called Lexus Shop.
Lexus RX450h, LX450d SUVs and the ES300h sedan will be readily available at display rooms in India and all 3 models are going to be imported from Japan in CBU line.
Lexus RX450h SUV has been a premium and a popular item form the brand. It is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 fuel engine, coupled to an e-CVT transmission, that produces 308bhp. Likewise, it is matched with a hybrid system. The RX450h stands to contend against Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Another flagship item by Lexus is the X450d SUV, which is based upon Toyota Land Cruiser. The diesel powered X450d features a twin-turbo 4.5-litre V8 system that produces 269bhp and a remarkable 650Nm of torque.
The petrol-powered LX570 is functioned by a 5.7-litre V8 engine producing 383bhp and 546Nm of torque. Competing the Range Rover, Audi Q7 and the Mercedes GL, the Lexus SUV will cost about Rs 1.5 crore ($219,796).
Based on the Camry sedan, the ES300h is controlled by a 2.5-litre petrol engine and the electric motor assist coupled to the same CVT gearbox, which is the comparable unit that controls the Camry Hybrid in the country.
Lexus will also start dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon and Bengaluru, and soon going to reach Chandigarh, Cochin and Chennai before the start of 2018. Toyota is also going to set up separate service centers for Lexus vehicles.