Lexus launches flagship luxury sedan LS 500h in India starting at Rs. 1.77 crore

Toyota’s Luxury vehicle arm has launched its flagship luxury Hybrid sedan in India soon after its Global Showcase at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Japanese carmaker Toyota’s luxury vehicle division – Lexus on 15th January launched its flagship luxury sedan LS 500h here in India at a starting price of Rs. 1.77 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). The LS 500h will be available in three trims – the Luxury sitting at Rs. 1.77 crore, while the Ultra Luxury and Distinct are priced at Rs. 1.82 crore and Rs. 1.93 crore respectively.

The fifth generation LS 500h boasts a range of pristine features and luxury elements inside out! On the outside, the signature oversized spindle grille draws attention even of a newbie to cars, followed by the L-shaped LED DRLs placed underneath each of the headlamps and the 20-inch alloy wheels that integrally add to the car’s premium stance.

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The cabin of the India-bound luxury sedan will witness a relaxed drive for its heated seats with massage function and 28-way adjustability configuration on the front. Music Aficionados will drool over the car’s delectable 2,400-watt, 23-speaker Mark Levinson surround system which will be standard.

Since it marks to being the first-in-its-segment hybrid luxury sedan launched in India, the LS 500h has more to offer than just luxury. Under the hood, the car is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine assisted with two electric motors that draw power from a powerful 310.8 kV Li-ion battery which in combination can rev the engine to put out a staggering 350 hp of maximum power. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Interestingly, the company claims that the 5.2-metre long sedan can catapult from a standstill to 100 kmph in mere 5.4 seconds.

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Recently showcased at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Lexus LS 500h will rival the likes of Jaguar XJ L, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 L and the Mercedes Benz S-Class in India.


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