Toyota’s Lexus NX300h hybrid to be launched in India on November 17.
Toyota’s luxury arm, Lexus is gearing up to launch a new car in the Indian market on November 17, and the new model is expected to be the NX 300h hybrid SUV. The company is bringing the facelifted version of its smallest, luxury crossover, the NX300h which was revealed at the Shanghai Motor show this year.
Lexus NX 300h is the company’s smallest SUV and is likely to be positioned below the RX450h hybrid SUV in India, which is already on sale in the country.The upcoming Lexus NX will be the most affordable model in the company’s portfolio and will be priced slightly lower than its existing ES sedan. Dealers have already started taking bookings for the upcoming crossover SUV, with deliveries likely to start from March 2018.
At the global unveil in Shanghai, NX’s Exterior Designer, Shin Kamiura from the Lexus Design Division had said, “Starting at the spindle grille, the way the front edges connect to the front fenders results in a much bolder expression than before, clearly highlighting the NX’s style design architecture, we’ve also changed the shape of the lower front bumper to better support the spindle grille, as well as relocated the fog lamps to the corner of the front bumpers, separating them from the ducts. The result is a front fascia with a stronger and more aggressive presence.”
The India-bound variant is expected to be NX300h and it has a hybrid engine under the hood. The 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will be paired with an electric motor that produces a combined output of 194bhp. The mill will come paired with an electronically controlled CVT unit.And the Lexus NX 300h SUV will come equipped with a 10.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system, leather interiors, Heads-Up Display (HUD), navigation and paddle shifters. The model will be brought to India via the CBU route.
As per Dealers, prices for the Lexus NX300h are likely to start at Rs 74 lakh for the entry-level model and going up to Rs 78 lakh for the top-spec F-Sport trim. The SUV is open for booking at Rs 5 lakh. Deliveries are being promised sometime around March next year.