- Lexus ES
Lexus has started production of the ES 300h sedan in India.
Lexus ES Variants
The Lexus sedan is available in two variants — ES 300h Exquisite and ES 300h Luxury — priced at Rs 51.9 lakh and Rs 56.95 lakh respectively (ex-showroom pan-India).
Lexus ES Features
In terms of safety, the Lexus sedan gets ten airbags, ABS with EBD, hill launch assist, vehicle stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. The ES 300h also comes with comfort features like cruise control, a head-up display, and three-zone climate control.
Lexus ES Summary
|Specific||Lexus ES 300h Exquisite Petrol||Lexus ES 300h Luxury Petrol|
|Engine||2487 cc||2487 cc|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI||BS-VI|
|Boot Space||454 Liters||454 Liters|
Pros And Cons of Lexus ES
|Pros of Lexus ES||Its drop dead gorgeous.|
Much improved interior.
Boot space (for a hybrid).
Not boring to drive (for a CVT).
|Cons of Lexus ES||Lack of headroom for tall passengers.|
Touch screen interface is confusing.
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
Still priced a little high.
- Lexus LX
Lexus’ flagship SUV is available in a single trim priced at Rs 2.32 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the SUV is powered by a 4.5-litre diesel V8 motor that develops 265PS of power and 650Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. Lexus claims a 0-100kmph time of just 8.6 seconds and a fuel efficiency of 9.6kmpl. Highlights of the LX include all-LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, four-zone climate control, a moonroof and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.
Lexus LX Summary
|Gear Box||8 Speed|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI|
|Tyre Size||285/60 R18|
Pros And Cons of Lexus LX
|Pros of Lexus LX||Capable off-roader. A luxury SUV with serious go-anywhere ability.|
Premium interior and loaded to the gills with features.
Imposing road presence and attention-grabbing design.
Mark Levinson sound system offers studio/theatre-level audio quality.
3 year / 1,00,000km standard warranty.
|Cons of Lexus LX||Priced at a hefty premium for what it offers. Almost a crore more than its mechanical twin, the Land Cruiser.|
Rivals like the Range Rover offer a more luxurious experience for the money.
Diesel engine offers adequate performance, but nothing more.
Rear seat isn’t ideal for chauffeur-driven owners. Average comfort and space for the size and price.
- Lexus NX
Lexus has launched a more affordable variant of the NX 300h in India.
Lexus NX Variants
The Lexus SUV is available in three variants in India: the 300h Exquisite, the 300h Luxury, and the 300h F Sport. They are priced at Rs 54.9 lakh, Rs 59.9 lakh and Rs 60.6 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom India).
Lexus NX Features
It comes with a variety of features including eight airbags, 8-way adjustable and ventilated front seats, LED headlamps with auto-levelling function, wireless charging, and a head-up display.
Lexus NX Summary
|Specific||Lexus NX 300h Exquisite Petrol||Lexus NX 300h Luxury Petrol||Lexus NX 300h F Sport Petrol|
|Engine||2499 cc||2499 cc||2499 cc|
|Mileage||18.32 kmpl||18.32 kmpl||18.32 kmpl|
|Gear Box||6 Speed||6 Speed||6 Speed|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI||BS-VI||BS-VI|
|Boot Space||475 Liters||475 Liters||475 Liters|
Pros And Cons of Lexus NX
|Pros of Lexus NX||Standard 3 year/1,00,000km warranty on the car and 5 year/1,50,000km warranty on the hybrid powertrain|
14-speaker Mark Levinson sound system is a bliss
Hybrid powertrain offers a good balance of performance and real-time efficiency
Oh boy, it is a looker! The massive Lexus spindle grille is attention-grabbing
|Cons of Lexus NX||City-oriented, not as enthusiastic to drive compared to its German rivals|
Firm overall ride might not be good for Indian road conditions
Overpriced compared to immediate rivals, courtesy CBU (Completely Built Unit) import
- Lexus RX
Lexus has introduced the RX 450hL SUV in India at a price of Rs 99 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The ‘h’ in the name stands for hybrid powertrain. In this SUV, power is harnessed from the combination of a 3.5-litre V6 engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) tech and a 650V AC permanent magnet synchronous motor. The petrol engine pumps out 262PS of power and 335Nm of torque, while the electric motor generates 68PS and 139Nm. The total power output is capped at 313PS/361Nm. Transmission duties are handled by an e-CVT (Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) unit, which is mated to a four-wheel drive system.
As it is being shipped directly as a CBU, the specs are exactly the same as seen in the Japanese version. It competes against the likes of the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Lexus RX Summary
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS VI|
|Gear Box||8 Speed|
Pros And Cons of Lexus RX
|Pros of Lexus RX||Attention grabbing design. Looks like nothing else on the road and makes quite the statement.|
Hybrid powertrain offers a good balance of performance and efficiency.
Mark Levinson sound system produces impeccable audio quality.
Accommodating boot with folding rear seats. Good practicality for a lifestyle vehicle.
Standard 3 year/1,00,000km warranty on car. 5 year/1,50,000km warranty on hybrid powertrain.
|Cons of Lexus RX||Premium pricing. Supposed to rival the Mercedes GLC/Audi Q5, but is twice as expensive.|
Average rear seat space and poor rear headroom for the price.
Stiff ride quality may pose a problem on poorly made Indian roads.
- Lexus LC 500h
Lexus has launched the LC500 sports car in India at a price of Rs 1.96 crore (ex-showroom pan-India). It is a V6 hybrid luxury sports coupe capable of 359PS of power and 348Nm of torque — a grand tourer in every right. Its razor-sharp exteriors hide a comfortable interior. It is equipped with an advanced infotainment system which can read speed limits and identify petrol pumps if the car is low on fuel. Safety assist features include pre-collision braking, all-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive headlamps.
Lexus LC 500h Features
Safety assist features include pre-collision braking, all-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive headlamps.
Lexus LC 500h Summary
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS VI|
|Gear Box||10 Speed|
|Wheel Size||21 Inch|
Pros And Cons of Lexus LC 500h
|Pros of Lexus LC 500h||Powerful hybrid powertrain|
Extraordinary interior quality
|Cons of Lexus LC 500h||Lacks emotion|
Frustrating infotainment system
6. Lexus LS
Lexus LS Specifications
The LS 500h, as the name suggests, gets a hybrid powertrain which consists of a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and two electric motors. They have a combined power output of 354PS. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 10-speed eCVT gearbox. Lexus claims the luxury sedan can achieve 0-100kmph in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250kmph. Like most premium cars in its segment, the LS 500h also packs multiple driving modes that include Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport S and Sport S+.
Lexus LS Variants
The flagship Lexus sedan is available in two variants: Luxury and Ultra Luxury. They are priced at Rs 1.82 crore and Rs 1.87 crore (ex-showroom pan-India), respectively.
Lexus LS Features
In terms of safety features, the Lexus flagship is equipped with 14 airbags, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Assist, Two-Stage Adaptive High Beam System, Road Sign Assist and even a Driver Emergency Stop. Other features on offer include 28-way power adjustable driver’s seat with multi-function massage options and powered front seatbelt buckles, a 24-inch heads-up display, a four-zone climate control system, cooled and heated rear seats with a 7-inch touchscreen controller and two 11.6-inch entertainment displays along with a 23-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.
Lexus LS Summary
|Specific||Lexus LS 500h Luxury Petrol||Lexus LS 500h Ultra Luxury Petrol|
|Engine||3456 cc||3456 cc|
|Mileage||15.4 kmpl||15.4 kmpl|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS VI||BS VI|
|Gear Box||10 speed||10 speed|
|Boot space||430 Liters||430 Liters|
Pros And Cons of Lexus LS
|Pros of Lexus LS||Potent hybrid powertrain.|
Cushioning ride quality.
|Cons of Lexus LS||Lacks driving pleasure.|
Limited engine choices.