The Lexus LS500h has been officially rolled out in India and will be priced at Rs. 1, 77, 21, 000, 1, 82, 21, 000 and 1, 93, 71, 000 for the Luxury, Ultra Luxury and Distinct Grades respectively (all prices ex-showroom). The LS500h offers enhanced comfort for passengers along with a supremely quiet ride, high performing and efficient engine, superb quality and immense attention to detail. The special touches include the multi-link air suspension setup and the new Global Architecture-Luxury (GA-L) platform which ensures better handling.
The L-Finesse design language finds superb expression in the LS500h and there is oodles of space inside. This is Lexus’ first LWB model and gets the high performing 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine which is mated to the lithium-ion 310.8 kV battery. The combined fuel economy stands at 15.38 kilometres per hour. This is the world’s first multi-stage hybrid system for enhanced efficiency and performance. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and there are Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management electronic controls. There is also the Mark Levinson QLI (Quantum Logic Immersion) Reference Audio System for the car.
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According to N Raja, the Chairman at Lexus India, the Lexus LS500h is an exciting launch in the country and will please discerning customers with its emphasis on unmatched luxury, efficiency and performance. The spindle grille is a major design feature along with 5032 individual grid facets. There is special craftsmanship from Takumi along with Kiriko cut glass and origami hand pleats. There is a Kyoto fabric artisan who has crafted this pleat design which changes naturally with sunlight or interior lighting.
The Omotenashi concepts have also been manifested superbly when it comes to the convenience and comfort features in the Lexus LS500h. Legroom is the best-in-class at 1022 mm while there are impeccable Shiatsu massage technologies in tandem with heating functions and rear ottomans. There are several adjustments available for users in terms of comfort and convenience. PB Venugopal, the President at Lexus India, the car will delight those who have experienced life’s finest pleasures such as dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, living it up globally at the best resorts or even staying ahead of the pack in their chosen sphere of operations. The regular commute will transform into a supremely luxurious affair with the Lexus LS500h.