The highly anticipated fifth
generation LS500h will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs
1.77 crore. The car promises to elevate the luxury commute. An iconic hybrid
electric sedan, the Lexus LS500h is now available for booking and 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.
The original luxury disruptor,
the Lexus LS has for nearly three decades set benchmarks for powertrain
smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail, documented
dependability and long-term quality.
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.
“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.
From the first impression, a
striking view of the iconic spindle grille incorporating 5032 individual grid
facets, the LS500h keeps elevating the standards of a luxury sedan. New levels
of Takumi craftsmanship have been achieved in the LS500h – in interior stylings
inspired by origami hand pleats and Kiriko cut glass. Working with a fabric
artisan from Kyoto, Lexus designers created a special pleat design which
changes its expression when lit by daytime sunlight or the vehicle’s interior
lighting. The quest for luxury leading craftsmanship doesn’t stop with the
exterior shape of the vehicle. Glass has rarely been used as an interior
door-trim piece but the Kiriko-cut glass gives the LS instant distinctiveness
and a level of artistry never seen before in an automobile.
Aesthetics extend to
omotenashi concepts which have guided the comfort features in the LS500h.
Class-leading luxury of 1022mm of legroom is complemented by the comforts of
Shiatsu massage technology, heating functions and ottomans in the rear for
added comfort. Exceptional interior quietness provide a shield from the busy
roads. The vast range of adjustments offered by the front seat of the LS gives
everyone a reason to rejoice about a relaxing drive no matter how they are
built. Lexus is crafting some of the
best, most supporting seats in the industry with the understanding of how that
surface which cradles a driver makes them feel and react about the drive.
“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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