Toyota Officially Launches Lexus Brand in India

Lexus has officially entered India with the launch of its ES300h, RX450h & LX450d in India. The luxury car division of Toyota will retail the same through 4 upcoming dealerships, out of which 2 will be in Delhi, 1 in Mumbai and 1 in Bengaluru. Lexus ES 300h has been priced at INR 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while RX 450h comes in two variants, priced at INR 1.07 Crore and INR 1.10 Crore respectively. The much talked LX 450d has also been launched in India but its price was not yet disclosed by the company.


Toyota Officially Launches Lexus Brand in India

2017 Lexus ES Sedan Launched in India @ INR 55.27 lakh

All of the cars are brought as CBUs into the Indian market but still, they are priced at a much higher point than the European rivals. Lexus ES300h is purely based on Toyota Camry as it even shares the same 2.5 liter, hybrid four cylinder engine producing 200 HP by adding the power from electric motors. It is actually very luxurious on the inside and the raised cost comes because of the extensive use of equipment on the new car. Lexus RX450h is based on none other model as it is based on unique crossover lines.


2017 Lexus RX SUV Launched in India @ INR 1.07 Crore

RX450h is actually a direct rival to Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5 but has been placed at a much higher price point, challenging none other than Porsche Macan in its segment. It is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 petrol motor, further using an electric motor to produce a total of 308 HP from the system. Toyota and Lexus are promising to follow the CKD path in the coming future as that will make the cars more affordable and batter placed in the competitive Indian market. They will start with ES 300h as it would attract the most number of buyers.

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2017 Lexus LX SUV Launched in India but Price not Revealed yet

LX450d is based on Toyota Land Cruiser 200, carrying the same 4461 cc, V8 diesel engine producing 272 HP and 650 Nm of torque. Lexus has not revealed the price for the LX450d yet, it is expected to be priced around INR 2.30 crores.

Price List of Lexus Cars for India:

  • ES300h – INR 55.27 lakh
  • RX450h – INR 1.07 Crore
  • RX450h F Sport – INR 1.10 Crore

*Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi

Complete Technical Specifications:

ES300h –

LX450d –

RX450h –

RX450h F Sport –


2018 Lexus LS Sedan (Confirmed to be launched in India at a later stage)

Price of this model has not been revealed yet

Lexus even talked about an all new LS500, carrying the powerful twin turbocharged V6 engine producing 415 HP. This makes it good for 0-100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds. It can be expected to arrive in India in 2018. Lexus has priced the products at a really high point and it is to be seen how fans react to the placement.

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