With a new management in place
at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation
LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77
crore. The Lexus LS500h is now available for booking. The car will cost an
ex-showroom price of Rs 1,77,21,000 for the Luxury Grade, Rs 1,82,21,000 for
the Ultra Luxury Grade and Rs 1,93,71,000 for the Distinct Grade.
“For those who have arrived in
life, the Lexus LS500h has now arrived in India. We are so thrilled to be adding
the LS500h to our line-up here. When we think of the exacting standards of the
most discerning Indian car owners, we are confident the new LS will impress and
delight – through its design, its performance, and the efficiency of the
world’s first multi stage hybrid system,” said N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India.
The LS500h takes the
interpretation of Lexus unique L-finesse design language to an unprecedented
level of elegance. The bold design of this vehicle means that the roominess of
a traditional three-box design comes with all the appeal of a 4-door coupe,
housing a six-light cabin. Peak performance begins with an all new ultra-rigid
Global Architecture - Luxury (GA-L) platform, which provides the framework for
precision handling. The only long wheel base model in the portfolio, the LS500h
sports a new multi-link air suspension system.
The Lexus LS500h, inspired by Formula One technology and
powered by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine combined with a 310.8kV Lithium ion battery,
delivers 15.38 km/litre in a BS6 compliant engine. The world’s first multi
stage hybrid system offers exhilarating performance and greater efficiency with
perfect amalgamation of the electric motor and a simulated 10-speed automatic
transmission that enables precise shifts. The LS has advanced electronic
controls to bring Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) to an even
higher level. This new sophisticated VDIM system integrates and controls six
different vehicle dynamic movements. Technological excellence has also been
extended to the entertainment features of the LS500h. Time spent in traffic
will no longer be lamented, thanks to the entertainment features of the vehicle,
led by a 23-speaker Mark Levinson Quantum Logic Immersion (QLI) Reference Sound
System, which delivers near live performance quality audio.
“This is a car crafted for someone who has
known the pleasures of dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, holidaying at
the best resorts and generally being at the top of their game. The LS500h
delivers beyond passion in ways that are wholly uncompromising so that the
daily commute is transformed to an experience of epically luxurious
proportions,” said PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India.
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