Lexus, the premium brand from Toyota has finally marked its entry in the country with the launch of the RX Luxury crossover, RX F-Sport SUV and the ES300 Hybrid sedan. The ex-showroom, Mumbai prices for the RX Luxury crossover, RX F-Sport SUV and the ES300 Hybrid are Rs 1.07 crore, Rs 1.09 crore and Rs 55 lakh, respectively. The cars are sold in the county via the CBU route.
The Lexus ES300h with a hybrid system is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine that generates a combined power output figure of 196bhp of power and 233Nm of torque. The decently powered engine comes mated to an E-CVT transmission. The vehicle shares its platform with the Camry and also carries a few interior details from the popular sedan. The newly launched Lexus ES300h emerges a strong competitor against the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and the BMW 5 series. In terms of design, the sedan gets a bold signature spindle grille with chrome, sharp LED headlamps and unique L-shaped taillight. The vehicle sits on 17-inch alloy wheels and new existing colour options.
The RX450h from Lexus is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 VVT-i petrol engine that puts out 257bhp of power and 335Nm of torque. In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,889mm in length, 1899mm wide, 1719mm height and has a wheelbase of 2789mm wheelbase. The powerful engine come mated to an E-CVT transmission that powers the all-wheel drive system. The newly launched model competes against the likes of Volvo T8 Plug-in hybrid and Audi Q7 in the country.