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    Lexus coming to India in early 2017, bookings to commence next month

    by V3Cars Team on Saturday, Oct 01 2016

    The much anticipated and talked about entrance of the luxury car brand Lexus in India will take place early next year. Japanese car major Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus will be finally entering this country in 2017, as its parent company has decided its Indian launch after a long consideration. To begin with, Lexus will operate through a dealership in Mumbai which will commence registering pre-bookings of the upcoming cars from November onwards. The Lexus cars’ deliveries will begin from the month of March, next year.

    The much anticipated and talked about entrance of the luxury car brand Lexus in India will take place early next year. Japanese car major Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus will be finally entering this country in 2017, as its parent company has decided its Indian launch after a long consideration. To begin with, Lexus will operate through a dealership in Mumbai which will commence registering pre-bookings of the upcoming cars from November onwards. The Lexus cars’ deliveries will begin from the month of March, next year.

    Lexus’ initial Indian portfolio will comprise of the RX450h crossover, the LX450d SUV and the ES300h sedan. The brand will also open an experience center that will be known as the Lexus Boutique at the Taj Santacruz Hotel close to the Mumbai International Airport.

    All the above mentioned Lexus models will be launched in the car market of India at the same time. All three will also be fully imported cars initially, while they will be locally assembled in India after Toyota starts a separate assembly line for Lexus.

    All of these three Lexus models will also come to India in their original Japanese avatar. The luxury brand is also expected to introduce more hybrid models soon. The ES300h Hybrid sedan will share its underpinnings with the Toyota Camry sedan.

    The Lexus ES300h will be pitched as an entry level luxury sedan model that will be tagged at around Rs. 50 lakhs. Under the hood, the luxury hybrid car will get equipped with potent a 2.5-liter petrol mill that is paired with an electric motor. The hybrid powertrain will come coupled with a sophisticated CVT gearbox. Post its Indian launch, it will be locking its horns with Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and the likes. As the ES300h sedan is a hybrid model, it will also enjoy subsidy by the Indian government under the FAME policy, but that will happen after it starts getting assembled locally in this country like its cousin the Toyota Camry hybrid.

    The RX450h gets powered by a larger 3.5 liter V6 petrol motor that will also come empowered with hybrid technology. The powerful petrol mill along with an electric motor is good to deliver a great max power output of 308 hp. The generated power gets transmitted transferred to the SUV’s wheels with the help of a skillful e-CVT automatic gearbox. This luxury crossover will go up against the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 in India.

    Lexus-ES300H - LX450H- RX450H coming to india in 2017
    Lexus-ES300
    Lexus-RX450h

    The LX570 is a massive and powerful luxury SUV that packs in a humongous 5.7 liter V8 motor which can offer a hammering power of 383 hp and a superb torque of 546 Nm, while the LX450d gets a massive 4.5 liter V8 diesel mill which pumps out 269 hp and 650 Nm.

    Lexus LX570 and LX450d are likely to launch in India with a price range of around Rs. 1.5 crore. Post the Indian launch, this Lexus SUV series will rival against the Mercedes-Benz GL, the Audi Q7 and the Range Rover.

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