Speaking about the launch of the new version, PB Venugopal, President of Lexus India said: “After the positive response of the LS 500h in India, we are pleased to introduce the new Nishijin model and the flagship model improvements. These updates keep in line with the sophistication and craftsmanship of the Lexus LS 500h flagship luxury model. It will provide optimum performance with the latest technology, keeping in mind the desired environmental benefits and comfort for our guests. We are excited to see the response to this new and luxurious variant in the Indian market. "
Lexus LS 500H Nishijin
Lexus says the new LS 500h Nishijin has a "Nishijin & Haku" interior trim and is inspired by the "Path of moonlight on the Sea". The mysterious natural phenomenon occurs for a limited number of days before, after, and during the full moon, as the moonlight forms a long, narrow path across the ocean's surface. With this theme in mind, Lexus has refreshed the sedan's cabin with intricately woven silver strings of Nishijin brocade, while the platinum sheet metal represents Haku or the bright light of the moon.
Lexus LS 500H Nishijin
2021 Lexus LS 500h Nishijin
However, a more realistic update is the addition of a new infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Finally, the unit brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to the car, along with a new multifunction steering wheel. Other features include the 23-speaker Mark Levinson QLI Reference 3D Surround Sound System, rear seats with massager, and more. Visually, the Lexus LS 500h Nishijin gets a new exterior color, Gin-ei Luster, which is a new shade of silver that reacts differently to ambient light. The new paint scheme has been applied using a new coating technology that provides a mirror-like texture without the granular touch.
2021 Lexus LS 500h Engine
The new Lexus LS 500h Nishijin variant continues to draw power from a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine along with two electric motors. The hybrid produces 354hp combined. The unit is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Lexus claims a 0-100 kph time of 5.4sec and a top speed of 250kph.
2021 Lexus LS 500h Price
The Lexus LS 500h is available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.91 crore, while the Nishijin variant is priced at Rs 2.22 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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