Lexus has recently introduced a premium sedan in the Indian market. This sophisticated looking car is fitted with the latest safety and comfort features that make it such an amazing ride. This car is designed for those who have deep pockets and believe in having the best that money could buy. While the company has limited exposure in the Indian market, it has decided to make a serious attempt to make a mark in the premium segment by launching several SUV and sedans. Although this car faces tough competition from brands like Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and others, it has managed to hold on its own thanks to the excellent quality of its models.
The new facelift of the Lexus LS with a few design tweaks looks absolutely stunning. The designers at Toyota have worked really hard to refine the looks of this car even further to make it one of the most beautifully designed cars in the market. The unique spindle-shaped engine grill that is blessed with a heavy dollop of chrome embellishments dominates the front profile of this car. When you look at the car from the side, it will remind you of the Maserati models thanks to its stretched look. The massive 20-inch chrome wheels’, arching roofline and a strong shoulder line improve the profile even further. The rear profile of this car looks more conventional, with a chrome strip running across the breadth of the boot lid, a good-looking LED tail lamp and a sloping windshield complete the sleek look of this car.
The interior of the Lexus LS is as special looking at the exterior design. When you enter the cabin, you will be welcomed by a plush looking passenger cabin that is designed to give maximum comfort to the riders. Its handcrafted inside door panels along with glass decoration improve upon its looks. The dashboard is designed with two sections; the lower and the upper. While the lower portion is dedicated to all the controls, the upper portion has displays that allow you to look at the various functioning of the car. The seats are very comfortable and are covered with high-quality leather. The overall ambience inside the cabin is beautiful and rich.
The Lexus LS is a beautiful looking sedan that is blessed with a 3.5 litres V6 petrol-electric hybrid engine that is attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission box (combined ratio) that allows this engine to generate a maximum power of 359 hp and a torque of 350 Nm. So how does the petrol engine combined with two electric motors perform? We found it to be very smooth and give tremendous power throughout the band. Driving this car is a pleasant experience.
The price of Lexus LS in the Indian market is in the range of Rs. 1.82 crores to Rs.1.92 crores (approximate). The main rivals of the car on the road are the Audi A8L and the Jaguar XJ.
• Superb looks • Classy interiors • Efficient engine
• Expensive • After sale service in tier two and three cities is not good • High maintenance