Lexus RX 450 Hybrid Spotted In India

Last Updated On: October 10, 2016

After confirming the arrival of Lexus, the Japanese automaker has escalated its steps in an effective manner and the media houses have also spotted some of the company’s testing models on Indian soil. The first one is Lexus RX 450 hybrid, which was spotted in Chennai and is likely to be included in the Indian line-up of the company. Toyota’s luxury division is expected to start its sales in the country from next year.

Lexus RX 450 Hybrid
Lexus RX 450 Hybrid

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According to the spyshots, Lexus RX 450 is the first model to commence the hybrid brigade of the Japanese automaker. The power mill is expected to be a 3.5-litre V6 engine which is paired to an electric motor, delivering maximum power of 308 hp. The engine is mated to an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) and an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. The hybrid version will be able to clock 100 kmph mark from naught in a time span of 7.9 seconds. Apart from Lexus RX 450 hybrid, the other models include ES sedan, flagship LX SUV which will be based on the Toyota Land Cruiser platform. Prior to RX 450 hybrid, Lexus RC-F was also spied in the country but, it is not clear if this will be a part of company’s line-up to rival BMW M4.

Lexus RX 450 Hybrid
RX 450 Hybrid Interior

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The products of Lexus will be first available through two dealerships located in Delhi and Mumbai, after analyzing the response, the company will further expand its reach in the country. All the models will be imported through CBU route and therefore, the prices will be on the higher side. There are no plans for now to establish a local manufacturing unit and Lexus will aim to compete against the luxurious line-up of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Land Rover, and Jaguar. After Jeep, this is the next brand which has confirmed its arrival in India, Kia is also looking to embark its presence and we will soon see a bunch of new models to choose from.

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