It was early this year when we told you that Toyota is all set to launch the Lexus brand in India soon. The automaker has already imported some of its upcoming models in India for homologation and currently it is working on setting up dealerships in the country. We have even told you that Lexus will begin it journey in India with its hybrid vehicles and the first model will come from the RX range. In fact, a few months back we brought some spy shots of the RC-F performance coupe and RX 450h SUV with some minor camouflage, while this time we have spotted a Lexus RX 450h in Mumbai sans camouflage. The fact that the vehicle has already been registered indicates that it could be a dealership vehicle designated for customer test drives.
In India, Lexus will join hands with parent company Toyota’s long-time partner DSK Motors. A dealership in Mumbai – DSK Lexus, is set to come up near the Mumbai International Airport. While we still await confirmed reports on this, but deliveries are also expected to start soon. And the frequent sighting of these cars indicates that it will be much sooner than you expect.
Lexus RX 450h Front
Coming to the Lexus at question here, the RX 450h will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 and will be available in India as a hybrid crossover. A sharp looking SUV comes with the trademark Lexus grille with heavy chrome bordering up front and stylish LED headlamps underlined by LED daytime running lights. The front bumper looks well-sculpted with sharp angular lines that run across the bonnet and side profile of the as well. The rear section looks equally stylish and larger wraparound LED tail lamps connected by a chrome slat. The rear profile also features those sharp angular lines that are seen all over the car.
lexus rx 450h front Rear
Under the hood, the RX 450h is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 VVT-i petrol engine that comes paired with an electric motor and belts out a combined output of 304bhp. Later in the timeline, the RX 450h could get the standard and F-sport variants as well.