IAB reader spots the Lexus RX450h India, will launch in early 2017

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016 - 8:32pm IST

Expected to cost over INR 1 crore (ex-showroom).

IAB reader Ranojoy Mukerji has photographed the Lexus RX 450h from all angles, ahead of its expected arrival in two months. Mukerji writes that the RX 450h could be priced at INR 1.08 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The first Lexus dealer in North India will be in Gurugram, Haryana.

Lexus RX 450h front three quarter spotted
The Lexus RX 450h will be a CBU, and the first product for India from Toyota’s luxury brand.

Toyota has already imported a limited number of Lexus models and is holding customer demos and test drives. Other than the RX 450h, Lexus will also launch the ES 300h hybrid sedan and the Lexus LX 570 flagship SUV. A Lexus RC-F was also spotted earlier this month, suggesting that the 2-door BMW M4-rival may be part of Lexus India’s portfolio at some point.

The RX 450h sold internationally packs a 3.5L V6 engine paired to an electric motor that produces a combined output of 308 hp. It features an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) and AWD system, and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in around 7.9 seconds.

Lexus RX 450h interior spotted
The RX 450h is likely to come equipped to the gills with features.

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Lexus is also expected to open dealerships in Mumbai and Bengaluru, the country’s top cities for luxury car sales, before expanding to other cities in India.

Lexus RX 450h – Image Gallery

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