Lexus is a well known brand around the world and after a long wait and delay, the premium luxury brand has entered India with the ES300h sedan which has been priced at INR 55.27 lakh while the RX450h SUV will be available in two variants- Luxury trim which is priced at 1.07 crores and F-Sport available at a price of 1.09 crores(All prices ex-showroom Delhi).
The ES300 is going to be the entry level model in Lexus portfolio and will compete against the E-Class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF. ES 300 will be featuring cutting edge projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 10-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels, power tilt moonroof and L-shaped LED tail highlights. Cabin will be top notch with soft touch dashboard and piano black finish and 7-inch touchscreen display with Radio, USB, AUX, Bluetooth and phone book transfer. The engine on offer will be a hybrid 2.5 litre unit which generates 200 hp delivered by the combination of petrol and electric motor. A wide array of safety features comprising of 10 airbags, lane departure alert, intelligent high beam, blind spot monitor and high speed dynamic radar cruise control.
The Lexus RX 450h sports the Lexus signature spindle grille with bi-LED headlamps and LED day time running lamps. Lexus has fitted this fit a floating roof, 20 inch alloy wheels, panoramic moon roof, smart access door handles along with illumination. The interiors will be coming with Matte Bamboo with aluminum whereas the infotainment at the center is provided from an 8-inch touchscreen display with HD radio feature, voice recognition, GPS with 9 Mark Levinson speakers. The engine on the RX450h is plonked with a 3.5 litre V6 with hybrid powertrain that delivers a power output of 308 bhp with 335 Nm of torque. The safety features are in abundance in the vehicle which comes with 8 SRS airbags, BA, lane departure assist, ABS with EBD, radar cruise control and adaptive suspension amongst many. It competes against the BMW X5, Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan.