Japanese luxury carmaker- Lexus has launched its flagship product- the LS500h in India at a starting price of Rs.1.77 Cr (ex-showroom). The LS 500h is powered by a powered by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine combined with a 310.8kV Lithium-ion battery, which gives it a combined output of 355bhp. The brand also claims that since this is a hybrid, it can deliver 15.38 km/litre being a BS6 compliant vehicle.
The LS500h is loaded to the gills with tech and the brand has tried to showcase the best of Japanese craftsmanship since this a flagship product. Stuff like the iconic spindle grille incorporating 5032 individual grid facets, interior stylings inspired by origami hand pleats and Kiriko cut glass which changes its expression when lit by daytime sunlight or the vehicle’s interior lighting. It also gets class-leading 1022mm of legroom which is complemented by the comforts of Shiatsu massage technology, heating functions and ottomans in the rear for added comfort.
Speaking about the LS500h, N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India said “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,”.
The Lexus LS500h will be available for booking from 15 January 2018. Ex-showroom at INR 1,77,21,000 for the Luxury Grade, INR 1,82,21,000 for the Ultra Luxury Grade and INR 1,93,71,000 for the Distinct Grade. Stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for a detailed review of the LS500h soon!