Lexus NX 300h and LS 500h debuts in Kerala
Lexus India showcased the highly anticipated Lexus flagship, the LS 500h, and the bold and edgy NX 300h in Kochi. Guests can experience the spirit of Omotenashi (Human centered hospitality) at Lexus Kochi, part of the Nippon group; while service support will be provided by leveraging the existing Toyota facility at Nippon Toyota. The service facility has an exclusive Lexus service bay manned by service technicians trained specially by Lexus. Additionally, for guests based outside of Kochi, arrangements have been made to ensure that they can experience the vehicles through personalized visits and test drives, at the convenience of their own homes.
The fifth-generation LS, is the result of years of careful craftsmanship, to deliver for those who accept no compromises and have a global frame of reference for the exquisite. From design through to performance and comfort, the LS500h delivers a peerless drive experience. The original luxury disruptor, the Lexus LS has for nearly three decades set benchmarks for power train smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail, documented dependability and long-term quality.
The NX 300h is set to excite and entice a new category of guests who appreciate the pleasures of driving in the exquisite yet edgy stylings of an SUV whose form and performance defy convention. The Lexus NX 300h will be available in two variants – the F Sport and Luxury models, catering to the lifestyle needs of young influential achievers who appreciate the edgy, aggressive and the bold. The hybrid offering also reinforces the brand’s commitment to environmentally conscious driving options within a vehicle that delivers agility and nimble maneuverability.
“For those who have arrived in life, the Lexus LS500h has now arrived in Kerala. 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 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. Lexus’ technological innovations are inspired by boundless imagination but anchored in a human-centric approach to functionality. This is realized in the LS500h, inspired by our Formula One technology and powered by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine combined with a 310.8kV Lithium ion battery, delivering 15.38 km/litre in a BS6 compliant vehicle. 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.
“Thanks to Kerala HNI guest/guest connections and influence with the Middle East and the US, we are happy to see a high brand awareness of Lexus in Kerala,” said P.B. Venugopal, President, Lexus India. ”We have received immense interest from our guests in Kerala, and we have chosen to showcase the vehicle at Kochi, so that we can provide our Guests with an opportunity to experience our vehicles first hand,” he added.
The Lexus NX 300h is more than just a beautiful vehicle; it delivers for the driver with its all-wheel drive and a new adaptive suspension that unleashes thrilling performance – a 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder in-line engine, which produces 145 KW max power, delivering an ARAI certified mileage of 18.32 kmpl. The BS6 compliant NX 300h is paired with Lexus-first innovations and features that elevate comfort and convenience to new heights. These include Lexus’ first kick-sensor-activated power rear door, first-in-class power-folding and power-reclining rear seats take amenities to a whole new level. The incredible hi-fi Mark Levinson system with ClariFi technology features 14 speakers that are tuned to provide a robust entertainment experience.. The new Lexus NX features a 360° panoramic surround view monitor, which uses four high-definition cameras to simulate a top-down view of the vehicle. This view spins to show surrounding vehicles, pedestrians, and obstacles, and includes position projections to demonstrate the vehicle’s path at slow speed. A more expansive 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display provides simultaneous access to audio and climate controls and various systems, including the next-generation navigation system that is coupled with a full color heads up display. Safety features include 8 airbags, ABS + vehicle stability control and an anti-theft system making the Lexus NX 300h a secure ride amid all its sophistication.
“The Lexus NX 300h – a premium urban sports gear, delivers exceptional design and comfort and is a fashionable car that suits urban style and use. The strikingly bold design of the NX 300h is coupled with the performance of a hybrid electric vehicle that makes this a cool SUV, said P B Venugopal, President, Lexus India.
The LS 500h will be available at INR 18,221,000 for the Luxury Grade, INR 18,736,000 for the Ultra Luxury Grade, and INR 19,962,000 for the Distinct Grade. The edgy NX 300h will be available at a starting price of INR 53,18,000. All prices are ex-showroom Kochi.