Lexus has officially entered India, ushering in a new experience of luxury to the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The company has launched the luxury hybrid SUV, Lexus RX 450h along with ES 300h, and LX 450d models. The brand’s entry in the market will deliver exceptional design and quality to the discerning Indian buyer. The company will also bring in its flagship sedan, the all-new Lexus LS in the year 2018.
Lexus India, Senior Vice President, Akitoshi Takemura said, “How India experiences luxury is evolving with its affluence. Lexus will be providing the Indian consumer with an amazing experience through our vehicles, our service and through any interaction with our brand. We are excited about what we can bring to the luxury market in India, where we see opportunities mapped to the remarkable growth the country is experiencing. This is just the beginning – we look forward to bringing more exciting products to India in the future.”
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The cars will be brought in as completely built Units (CBU) and will be accessible at guest experience centres located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bangalore. Additionally, after sales service facilities will also be available in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Chandigarh.
The RX 450h sets a new standard for hybrid performance and elegant interior luxury. It provides flexibility of a sport-utility vehicle combined with the driving pleasure of a luxury sedan. This hybrid SUV will be available in two trims – Luxury and F-Sport.
The Lexus RX 450h is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine and 2 electric motors. The SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h acceleration in 7.7 seconds.
The key features of the SUV include Triple LED leadlights, 20-inch Alloy Wheels, Drive Mode Select, LED rear lights, Adaptive Variable Suspension, LFA supercar inspired 3-Spoke Steering Wheel, Laser Cut Dark Wood by Yamaha on the centre console, Panoramic Roof, Intelligent Parking Sensors, Head-Up Display, Climate Concierge with Nanoe Technology, 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround System With Greenedge Technology, LED Ambient Illumination, Intelligent Parking Sensors, Pre-Crash Safety System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Braking, 10 Airbags, Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive High Beam System, Advance Lane Keeping Assist And Blind Spot Monitor.
The Lexus RX 450h F-Sport variant elevates the sporty image of the SUV to a completely new level. Outside the SUV features an exclusive mesh grille in a black finish, bumper spoiler with satin-finish chrome-plated lower protector along with black outside rear view mirrors. The rear bumper also gets the new satin-finish chrome plated lower bumper section. Also offered are exclusive 20-inch 10-spoke aluminium alloy wheels and subtle F-Sport badging on the outside of the vehicle.
Inside the F-Sport model receives some unique features like the instrumentation cluster that consists of an eight-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), quilted seats, interior color choice of Rioja Red, perforated leather-wrapped shift lever, three-spoke sport steering wheel with F-Sport badge, aluminium interior trim accents, drilled non-slip lightweight aluminium accelerator & brake pedals and foot rest.
The Lexus RX 450h comes in a range of exterior colours – Solid Black, Sonic Titanium, Sonic White, Mercury Grey, Satin Silver, Graphite Black, Morello Red and Sand Ecru. In addition, the Luxury variant gets Copper Brown and Deep Blue colours while the F-White shade is exclusive to the F-Sport model.
Lexus RX 450h Price (India):
RX 450h Luxury – INR 1,07,29,000/-
RX 450h F-Sport -INR 1,09,61,000/-
Prices are ex-showroom Delhi
Lexus RX 450h Luxury Image Gallery
Lexus RX 450h F-Sport Image Gallery
Lexus RX 450h Dimensions & Weight:
Overall length: 4890 mm
Overall width: 1895 mm (without mirrors)
Overall height: 1685 mm
Wheelbase: 2790 mm
Track front: 1640 mm
Track rear: 1650 mm
Overhang front: 1080 mm
Overhang rear: 1020 mm
Coefficient of Drag: 0.33 Cd
Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres
Kerb Weight: 2100 – 2210 kg
Gross Weight: 2715 kg
Lexus RX 450h Engine Specifications:
Engine code: 2GR-FXS
Engine type: V6
Valve mechanism: 24-valve DOHC, VVT-iW
Displacement: 3456 cc
Bore x Stroke: 94.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio: 13.0:1
Max. Power: 259 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max. Torque: 335 Nm @ 4600 rpn
Emissions certification: Euro 6
Total system output: 308 bhp (engine + electric)
Front Electric motor Specifications:
Type: AC permanent magnet, synchronous motor
Max. Power: 165 bhp /123 kW
Max. Torque: 335 Nm
Rear Electric motor Specifications:
Type: AC permanent magnet, synchronous motor
Max. Power 68 bhp / 50 kW
Max. Torque: 139 Nm
Hybrid battery Specifications:
Type: Nickel metal-hydride
Nominal voltage: 288 V
Number of cells: 240
System voltage: 650 V