Lexus has launched its flagship sedan, the LS 500h in India. The 2018 Lexus LS 500h is available for booking in Luxury Grade, Ultra Luxury Grade and Distinct Grade. Deliveries are expected to start from April 2018.
2018 Lexus LS 500h Price (India):
LS500h Luxury Grade: INR 1,77,21,000/-
LS500h Ultra Luxury Grade: 1,82,21,000/-
LS500h Distinct Grade: INR 1,93,71,000/-
All prices are ex-showroom
The Lexus LS 500h sports a bold design and features the iconic spindle grille at the front which incorporates 5032 individual grid facets. The sedan is based on an all-new ultra-rigid Global Architecture – Luxury (GA-L) platform. The LS500h is also the only long wheelbase model in the portfolio. It brings roominess of a traditional three-box design and the appeal of a 4-door coupe.
The interior of this luxury sedan is inspired by origami hand pleats and Kiriko cut glass. Lexus designers along with a fabric artisan from Kyoto have created a special pleat design which changes its expression when lit by daytime sunlight or the vehicle’s interior lighting. The car also comes with a 23-speaker Mark Levinson Quantum Logic Immersion (QLI) Reference Sound System, which delivers near live performance quality audio.
The Kiriko-cut glass used as an interior door-trim piece gives the Lexus LS instant distinctiveness along with a level of artistry that has never been seen before in an automobile. The Lexus LS 500h boasts of a class-leading legroom of 1022mm. The luxury sedan also features Shiatsu massage technology, heating functions and ottomans in the rear for added comfort.
“For those who have arrived in life, the Lexus LS500h has now arrived in India. We are so thrilled to be adding the LS500h to our line-up here. When we think of the exacting standards of the most discerning Indian car owners, we are confident the new LS will impress and delight – through its design, its performance, and the efficiency of the world’s first multi-stage hybrid system,” said N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India.
“This is a car crafted for someone who has known the pleasures of dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, holidaying at the best resorts and generally being at the top of their game. The LS500h delivers beyond passion in ways that are wholly uncompromising so that the daily commute is transformed to an experience of epically luxurious proportions,” said PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India.
Under the hood of the 2018 Lexus LS 500h lies the world’s first multi-stage hybrid system. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine along with a 310.8kV Lithium-ion battery. This combination delivers 15.38 km/litre. The luxury sedan is also BS6 compliant.
The hybrid system offers exhilarating performance and greater efficiency with the perfect amalgamation of the electric motor and a simulated 10-speed automatic transmission that enables precise shifts. The Lexus LS comes with advanced electronic controls to bring Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) to an even higher level.