Lexus LS 500h has been launched in India for INR 1.77 Crore. This price is for Luxury variant while Ultra Luxury and Distinct variant costs INR 1.82 Crore and INR 1.94 Crore respectively.
This makes LS 500h the fourth product for India, all of them being hybrids and carrying one or more electric motors for added power and lesser consumption. The all new LS 500h is more elegant than the model it replaces internationally.
Lexus has made LS 500h in such a way that it offers perfect balance of man-machine relation. The car comes with couple like rear section. Lexus designers had started the process from scratch as fitting this new LS design on the existing chassis would not have justified the extreme detailing of the car.
Buyers get a 3.5L V6 engine with two electric motors on the LS 500h. The total resultant is 359 PS at 6600 rpm and 350 Nm at 5100 rpm. The engine comes mated to an E-CVT and delivers power to all four wheels through E Four electric all wheel drive system.
In standard conditions, power remains exclusive to rear wheels. Lexus LS 500h rivals Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series in India.
Lexus LS 500h Price List
- LS 500h LUXURY – INR 1.77 Crore
- LS 500h ULTRA LUXURY – INR 1.82 Crore
- LS 500h DISTINCT – INR 1.94 Crore
Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
In fact, the pricing is much higher when compared to the starting range of all these cars. All these brands are planning face-lifts for their respective cars and Lexus will get really tough competition from each one of them.
Interior of Lexus LS 500h many not sound as futuristic as all others but premium feel through use of wood, leather and brushed metal parts is quite exclusive.
For performance lovers, 0-100 kmph comes in just 5.2 seconds from this extremely efficient engine setup. Lexus also has a more powerful 416 HP LS500 engine option internationally.