Lexus LS500h arrives in India
The car that launched a brand, the Lexus LS, arrives in India. The highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h will soon be available in India, promising to elevate the luxury commute. The LS500h is the result of years of careful craftsmanship, to deliver for those who accept no compromises and have a global frame of reference for the exquisite. From design through to performance and comfort, the LS500h delivers a peerless drive experience. The original luxury disruptor, the Lexus LS has for nearly 3 decades set benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail, documented dependability and longterm quality.
“For those who have arrived in life, the Lexus LS500h has now arrived in India. We are so thrilled to be adding the LS500h to our line-up here. When we think of the exacting standards of the most discerning Indian car owners, we are confident the new LS will impress and delight – through its design, its performance, and the efficiency of the world’s first multi stage hybrid system,” N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India, said.
The LS500h takes the interpretation of Lexus unique L-finesse design language to an unprecedented level of elegance. The bold design of this vehicle means that the roominess of a traditional threebox design comes with all the appeal of a 4-door coupe, housing a six-light cabin. Peak performance begins with an all new ultra-rigid Global Architecture - Luxury (GA-L) platform, which provides the framework for precision handling.
The only long wheel base model in the portfolio, the LS500h sports a new multi-link air suspension system. Lexus’ technological innovations are inspired by boundless imagination but anchored in a human-centric approach to functionality. This is realized in the LS500h, inspired by the Formula One technology and powered by a 3.5L V6 petrol engine combined with a 310.8kV Lithium ion battery, delivering 15.38 km/litre in a BS6 compliant vehicle. The world’s first multi stage hybrid system offers exhilarating performance and greater efficiency with perfect amalgamation of the electric motor and a simulated 10-speed automatic transmission that enables precise shifts.
The LS has advanced electronic controls to bring Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) to an even higher level. This new sophisticated VDIM system integrates and controls six different vehicle dynamic movements.