Lexus to Enter India with Three Models; Launch in Early 2017

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After years of delay, Toyota’s luxury car brand is all set to enter the Indian market. Lexus, a relatively well-known brand among luxury car buyers in India, will officially announce its entry into India in early 2017. Spearheading Lexus’ charge will be three models- RX450h, ES300h, LX450d/LX570. For now, all three models will be brought to India as CBUs. The Lexus ES300h sedan will be their cheapest offering with prices likely to start at around Rs. 60-70 lakh. Read on for more on the Lexus India price and launch details.

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Lexus India Launch Date

Model Expected Launch Date
Lexus RX 450h Launch in India January 2017
Lexus LX 450d/LX 570 Launch in India January 2017
Lexus ES 300h Launch in India January 2017

According to sources, Lexus will officially announce their entry in early 2017. Vehicles have already arrived in India for special customer reviews. The first few Lexus dealerships in India should be ready by the end December. Prospective customers can make bookings with the official dealers currently.

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Also See – Toyota Yaris India Launch

Lexus India Price List

Model Estimated Price (ex-showroom)
Lexus RX 450h Price in India Rs. 80-90 lakh
Lexus LX 450d/LX 570 Price in India Rs. 1.3-1.5 crore
Lexus ES 300h Price in India Rs. 60-70 lakh

Since Lexus models will come to India via the CBU route, they will attract hefty import duties. The Lexus range in India will start at around 60-70 lakhs for the ES 300h sedan. The RX450h SUV will be the second cheapest offering, followed by the full-size LX 450d and LX 570 SUVs. Lexus dealers in India are currently accepting bookings for these vehicles with amounts starting Rs. 15 lakh. Deliveries are likely to commence in January 2017 after the official launch takes place.

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Lexus RS 450h Price in India

Model Estimated Price (ex-showroom)
Lexus RX 450h Price in India Rs. 80-90 lakh

The most popular choice amongst Lexus car buyers could turn out to be the RX 450h SUV. This hybrid SUV draws power from a 3.5 L V6 Petrol along with Toyota’s Hybrid system. Lexus claims a total power output of 308 hp. It comes with a CVT automatic transmission and AWD as standard.

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Lexus RS 450h India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4770 x 1885 x 1715 mm
Engine Type/ Displacement 3.5 L V6 Petrol Hybrid
Power 308 hp (combined)
Torque -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) CVT

Lexus ES 300h Price in India

Model                   Estimated Price (ex-showroom)
Lexus ES 300h Price in India Rs. 60-70 lakh

Lexus’ cheapest offering in India will be the ES 300h Hybrid sedan. Based on the Toyota Camry Hybrid, this model is expected to retail for around Rs. 70 lakh. It comes with a 2.5 L Petrol engine along with electric motor assist. Lexus claims a combined power output of 200 hp. When Lexus begins local assembly in India, the ES 300h could be the first one to roll off the line as it shares quite a bit with the Toyota Camry.

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Lexus ES 300h India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4915 x 1820 x 1450 mm
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.5 L Petrol Hybrid
Power 200 hp (combined)
Torque -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) CVT

Lexus LX 450d/LX 570 Price in India

Model          Estimated Price (ex-showroom)
Lexus LX 450d Price in India Rs. 1.5 crore
Lexus LX 570 Price in India Rs. 1.7 crore

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The flagship Lexus product in India will be the LX SUV. It will be available in two trims – LX 450d and LX 570. The 450d is likely to be the better performer in terms of sales. It features a 4.5 L V8 Diesel that makes 272 PS and 650 Nm. The other variant will be LX 570 that gets a 5.7 L V8 Petrol. Peak power is rated at 383 PS and peak torque at 546 Nm. Both variants get an 8-speed automatic transmission. Limited units of the LX 570 will be imported to India and, according to sources, all of them have already been sold out.

Lexus LX 450d/LX 570 India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 5080 x 1980 x 1865 mm
Engine Type/ Displacement 4.5 L V8 Diesel 5.7 L V8 Petrol
Power 272 PS 383 PS
Torque 650 Nm 546 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed Automatic 8-speed Automatic

While Toyota has not made any official announcements regarding the launch date yet, Lexus will definitely make it official in January 2017. Test drives for prospective customers have been underway for almost a month now. Also, dealerships are accepting bookings for all three Lexus models that are coming to India. In fact, according to a very reliable source, the LX 570, which will be imported in very limited number, has already been sold out.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Lexus India price list and other details.

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