Lexus prices LX 450d at Rs 2.32 crore
Although Lexus officially entered the Indian market on March 24, 2017, the prices of its flagship SUV, the LX 450d has been revealed now. As the LX 450d is directly imported from Japan as CBU (completely built units), it attracts huge import taxes and hence has been priced at Rs 2.32 Crore (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it out of reach for the most of us. However, let's have a look at what the new SUV has on offer.
There is only one trim level on sale and it does have a lot going for it. It measures over 5 metres in length and has a gross weight of 3,350kg. To hurl all that mass, the LX 450d is powered by a 4.5-litre diesel V8 engine that pumps out 265PS of power and 650Nm of torque. The powerplant comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to all four wheels. The setup is enough for this humongous SUV to hit 100kmph from a standstill in 8.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 210kmph. Lexus claims that the engine in the LX 450d is frugal enough to match fuel-efficiency figures of 3.0-litre diesel engines. Impressive!
It isn’t all about the oomph though. Lexus is renowned for its impeccably engineered, supremely comfortable cars and the LX 450d is no exception. It comes loaded with features like LED 3-eye projector-type headlamps, LED fog lamps and taillights, moonroof, wireless charging for smartphones, powered boot lid, rear seat entertainment system, rear armrest with climate control and ambient illumination. If all that doesn’t bowl you over, the SUV also comes with heads-up display, 10 airbags, parking assist, multi-terrain monitor and a Mark Levinson audio system that features a 19-speaker setup and is mated to a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
If you a buy a car that looks as good and is more than comfortable enough for any kind of journey, trust us you wouldn’t like to step out of the car. I wouldn’t! Anyway, if you think this is the car you’ve been waiting for, you can get one booked at any of the four dealers currently available in India - one each in Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Bengaluru.