Details of the Lexus ES have been revealed ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show. The BMW 5-Series rival sports angular body panels and sharp lighting which is quite similar to the Lexus LS.
Lexus has begun deliveries of its Lexus NX SUV in India. The car was launched in the country in December last year and is available in the NX 300h AWD model only.
Lexus has launched its 2018 Lexus LS 500h in India starting at Rs.1.77 crore. The car will now compete in India with the likes of Mercedes S 500. The car has been launched in three different variants – Luxury at Rs 1.77 crore, Ultra Luxury at Rs 1.82 crore and Distinct at Rs 1.93 crore.
Lexus has launched its Lexus NX 300h in India at an introductory price of Rs.53.18 lakhs. The SUV will be offered in two variants – the regular NX 300h and the sportier NX 300h F-Sport that comes with a price tag of Rs.55.58 lakhs. However, deliveries for the car will only commence next year, from March 2018.
According to some reports on the web, Lexus could launch its latest Lexus LS 500h sedan in India in January 2018. It has been reported that dealerships have already started accepting bookings.
Images of 2018 Lexus LX 570 Superior have been leaked online recently. Exclusive features include a new black web-like insert for the grille, black wing mirror covers, and sporty-looking extensions for the front and rear bumpers.
Lexus Motors have entered India with the launch of three models. The luxury sedan offering ES Hybrid has been priced at Rs.55.27 Lakh whereas the RX line-up will come with two models – the RX Luxury at Rs.1.07 Crore and the RX F-Sport at Rs.1.09 Crore.
The big daddy of niche SUVs are making silent appearances of the next year’s model, quite before the official debut. Soon after 2016 Land Cruiser of Toyota made to leaked images, it is evident the sibling called Lexus LX 570 didn’t took too long to remain away from the prying eyes of media. Finally, someone from the industry caught it naked across the pages of a Japanese magazine quite ahead of the scheduled launch.
Gazing through the image, the lines have grown sharper and fenders too saw a replacement. The front grille, headlamps with DRLs and new fog lamps mark it for a better proposition. The front fascia now seems to promise more of a sporty appeal. That’s all to say as of now. Speculations suggest the rear bumper and tail lamps may go under the knife, where the graphics to remain a major change.
Thus, no images speak about its interiors, but the central console of 2016 Lexus LX 570 is expected to offer a new layout along with certain high profile features.
Under the bonnet, the Japanese is bound to receive some changes apart from the current 5.7-liter V8 engine of 383bhp and 546Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed auto transmission coupled with a 4WD system and a Torsen limited-slip differential.
Lexus NX, one of the most awaited crossovers of the time, is now reported to have entered production in Japan at the Lexus’s Miyata plant.
The company said, already 6,500 bookings are made of this luxurious crossover in Japan, with more of them scored worldwide as well. In UK, approximately 350 customers had ordered for NX 300h. Deliveries are stated to commence from October.
Engine will be sourced from the Miyata’s neighboring plant of Kanda.
Reportedly, the production in Kanda was reduced ultimately due to shortage in demand; couples of production lines were shut down. Thanks to the Lexus NX, as the plant is now once again sprung to life. The facility will now hold responsibility of supplying the 2.0L turbo petrol engine for the NX 200t. Lexus had his aspirations for this engine to get more bookings from US and Chinese markets.
Supercars would not be the same if it weren’t for BMW, and hybrids would not exist as they do today without Toyota. So what happens when these two motoring giants collaborate? Good things, very good things! As we predicted last year, the Toyota-BMW partnership will be producing a new hybrid supercar, following the pattern of boundary-pushing, high-powered marvels such as Porsche 918, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the forthcoming Acura NSX.
If reports are to be believed, the all-new vehicle will be in fact be the next-gen Lexus LFA; however with a hybrid boost from BMW’s i8 supercar. The standard LFA isn’t exactly a slouch, with the V10 4.8 liter engine churning out 552 horsepower and propelling the vehicle to 60mph in 3.6 seconds. Flat out, the LFA will reach 202 mph.
The automaker is also known for the fanatically high levels of fastidiousness used in its production. The vehicle was developed for five years; however was almost completely redesigned and scrapped at the last minute because the engineers wanted to try a carbon fiber body rather than aluminum one. Toyota wanted perfection and wouldn’t stop until it was achieved.
While the LFA strives for perfection in the current gen, the i8 seeks supremacy in the next. A plug-in hybrid, the i8 is motivated by a 3-cylinder, 231HP twin-turbocharged engine; however with an additional 131HP from an electric motor. That’s a combined 362 horsepower that’s good for a 0 to 60 time of 4.4 seconds and a staggering 134.5 mpg, if you factor in the all-electric driving range.
The combination should be absolutely sensational, but details on the new LFA are slim at the moment. We know that that the new vehicle will be more economical and powerful unlike its predecessor, but also likely more expensive. The previous Lexus cost $375,000, while the i8 is expected to retail for over $135,000.
Clearly, this level of performance engineering won’t come cheap; nonetheless it’s a small price to pay for automotive perfection from two generations.
Like I said, good things!