2017 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid Will Make Its Indian Debut Next Year.
After such a long wait, Lexus finally will make its debut in India. The company has confirmed that Lexus RX450H hybrid version will be the first model that will compete in India’s big market. For starters, 29 units have been imported from Japan straight to India to mark the company’s commitment to bring this expensive brand to India.
2017 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid Specifications
Exterior and Interior Design
2017 Lexus RX 450H hybrid is a 5-seater SUV with the distinctive and luxurious design. Actually, Toyota has not announced whether the design will stay true to the original model or there will be some changes in the design to comply with India’s market preferences.
However, it is safe to say that this car will still get the same safety features that have become Lexus’ characteristics such as Adaptive Cruise Control, ten Airbags, pre-crash safety, and Adaptive High Beam System. Furthermore, the interior also will be complemented with the same leather/wood design that comes in RX450H that is sold in the UK.
When it comes to the exterior, Lexus never fails to showcase luxury in its every car. Thus, this car will definitely receive the same treatment. It will come with 20” alloy wheel and fierce looking triple L-shaped LED headlight. This car will have excellent aerodynamic thanks to its flat underbody. Moreover, it will also come with special winglet that will give this car more stability.
Engine, Electric Specifications – Lexus RX 450H Hybrid
Initially, the manufacturer wants to put diesel engine under the bonnet of RX450. However, since there are new regulations that banned a production of the car with large diesel engine, Toyota decided to give a hybrid engine to this India’s first Lexus.
Since Camry also experienced total success with the hybrid engine in this country, Toyota didn’t hesitate even a bit to equip RX450 H with the hybrid powertrain.
This new RX car will come with 3.5 L V6 petrol engine. And, together with the electric powertrain, this car can generate up to 308 bhp. Moreover, this car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. This engine will be accompanied with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox and it will send power to all four wheels.
|Engine||3.5-litre V6 VVT-i petrol|
If the car receives the good response, it is possible that India will see the sports variant as well sometime in the future.
2017 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid Release Date and Price
When it comes to pricing, unfortunately, it is still unknown. Lexus RX450H will be launched in India in early 2017. It will make its debut in two showrooms in Mumbai and New Delhi. But if the sale performance is good, it is possible that Toyota will expand the market to touch more areas in the country.