Lexus LS 500h India Launch Highlights: Specifications, Price, Images

Catch all the Live Updates from the launch of the all-new Lexus LS 500h sedan.

Lexus LS 500h India Launch Highlights: Specifications, Price, Images View Photos

After having showcased the NX 300h in India recently, Lexus has launched the 2018 LS 500h flagship in India priced from Rs. 1.77 crore (ex-showroom, India). The new Lexus LS 500h made its first public debut at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show and just a year later, the company has introduce the model in the country. The LS 500h goes up against the likes of the S-Class, 7 Series, A8 L and the XJ L, and in fact, could get the upper hand here considering both Mercedes-Benz and Audi are planning to launch their updated flagship sedans in 2018.

The Lexus LS 500h holds the distinction of being the only hybrid in its segment while offering a more distinctive design language as well which amalgamates a coupe-like profile with that of a long-wheelbase four-door sedan. Power on the Lexus LS 500h comes from a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine combined with 2 electric motors that a produce a total output of 354 bhp. The model is comes with a multi-stage CVT automatic that sends power to the rear wheels. The Lexus LS 500h is available in three variants. - Luxury, Ultra Luxury and Distinct.

Catch all the Highlights from the Lexus LS 500h launch event here:

Jan 15, 2018
Check out our launch report for complete details on the new Lexus LS 500h HERE.


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Here's a closer look at the all-new Lexus LS 500h.

Available in India from April 2018.





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The Lexus LS 500h is not only luxurious but fast as well and can hit the 0-100 kmph mark in 5.4 seconds.


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Lexus LS 500h Prices
The Lexus LS 500h has been launched in India with prices starting from Rs. 1.7 crore (ex-showroom, India). The model is being offered in three variants and will be made available from April 2018.

Check out the complete prices below:

Luxury: Rs. 1.7 Crore
Ultra Luxury: Rs. 1.8 Crore
Distinct: Rs. 1.9 Crore



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Arun Nair, VP, Lexus India takes the stage to announce prices.

 
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While the rear seats offer 22-way adjustability which can be controlled via a touchscreen control.


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The front seats offer 28-way adjustability on the Lexus LS 500h.



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There are executive power seats with Ottoman.



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The Lexus LS 500h gets an air suspension with a rapid height function
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24 inch Heads Up Display (HUD)


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Mark Levinson Reference 3D Surround Sound System


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The new Lexus LS 500h is loaded with the best of luxury.

You get massage seats,



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Lexus LS 500h Specifications
Here's a look at the tech specs of the new Lexus LS 500h.

Multi Stage Hybrid System 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with 2 electric motors

354 bhp of combined power 


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The Lexus LS 500h is built using high grade materials including aluminium, high tension steel and steel, all of which offer a rigid body while keeping the overall weight on the lower end.



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Lexus follows the Omenotashi illumination philosophy when designing the interior of its vehicles.

Omenotashi is Japanese speak for warmth and comfort, and the lighting inside the car is also gentle warm.

Lexus also uses organic wood to ensure the natural use of materials all around the cabin.




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All passengers get integrated armrests in the Lexus LS 500h.


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And also the bold, spindle shaped grille


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Asahi explains the three LED lamps with arrow shaped DRLs for the headlamp on the Lexus LS 500h.







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Toshio Asahi, Chief Engineer, Lexus, takes the stage



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The trademark Lexus grille only gets bigger with every iteration.



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At 123 inches, the wheelbase of the new LS is in fact 1.3-inches longer than on the current long wheelbase LS 600h L.



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That's the new Lexus LS 500h making its first appearance in India.

 
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Lexus currently operates out of four dealerships or 'Guest Experience Centres' located in Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Bangalore.



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The LX 500h was Launched in 1989 in USA. The model is currently in its fifth generation and is the automker's flagship sedan.





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PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India, takes the stage.

He talks about human experience and emotions of people in a Lexus.


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Full hybrid powertrain with 3.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i engine
The LS 500h's Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System combines a 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i gas engine with two electric motors. On the India-spec model, the motor produces 295 bhp of combined power at 6600 rpm and 350 Nm of peak torque at 5100 rpm.

The engine makes optimal use of Dual VVT-i (intelligent variable valve-timing), with timing precisely gauged in line with driving conditions, helping to secure high torque at all engine speeds.



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The Lexus LS 500h is the company's first launch for 2018 in India and also the first car event of the year.



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And finally things kick-off at the Lexus LS 500h launch event.



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The cabin boasts of supreme comfort while keeping the NVH levels to a minimum. Comfort levels are top notch and provided by front and rear seats with multiple power adjustment, heating, cooling, and massage functions. There is also an optional rear seat arrangement that includes an extending leg ottoman and the most generous legroom of any LS generation.



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Like all new Lexus models, the LS 500h also gets a cabin designed around the Omotenashi philosophy, and expresses the unique sense of Japanese hospitality.