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Lexus LX450d arrives in India for homologation

Lexus LX450d arrives in India for homologation
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 05 July 2016, 16:35 PM

Back in June, Lexus had imported the ES 300h hybrid sedan in India for homologation. This time around, the company has brought in the LX 450d SUV for certification purpose. Based on the recent trend, it is likely that the Japanese automaker might introduce the Lexus brand in the country.

Under the hood, the Lexus LX 450d gets a 4.5-litre V8 diesel engine which generates about 268bhp of power and 650Nm of peak torque. The power is delivered to all four-wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The import records state that the vehicle has been imported for certification purpose from Japan and was docked at Ennore port near Chennai last week. Though bringing the Lexus brand to India has been a long standing discussion since 2009, the company is believed to be convinced with the Indian market to introduce a premium SUV in the country.

We believe that the Lexus LX 450d might be priced around Rs 1.20 crore if launched in India. The SUV will be loaded with all modern safety features is expected to perform well in the premium SUV segment here owing to its success and popularity in the international markets. If launched, it will emerge as a strong competitor against the likes of the Discovery and Range Rover Sport models. More details about the vehicle might be known in the coming months.

 

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