Toyota's luxury arm, Lexus, is all set to bring in its fourth model for its India range. This time, the company will launch its smallest offering globally, the NX300h SUV, in India on November 17, 2017.
We will get the facelifted version of the Lexus NX SUV that was revealed at the Shanghai motor show earlier this year. The India-spec Lexus NX will be available with only one powertrain option, the NX300h, equipped with a 196hp, 2.5-litre petrol-hybrid configuration similar to the one seen on the Lexus ES300h sedan.
On the inside, the Lexus NX300h will come with high-quality leather interiors with soft-touch materials and a 10.3-inch infotainment screen. Two variants will be offered for our market the entry-level ‘Luxury’ trim and the top-spec ‘F-Sport’ variant, which will get unique exterior bits and paddleshifters as well. Lexus will also equip the NX300h for our market with a heads-up display system. Unlike the larger RX300h, the NX300h will come with navigation system as standard.
Lexus will, like its other models, sell the SUV in India as a fully-imported unit. The NX300h is a direct rival to the Mercedes GLC and the BMW X3, but thanks to high import duties, it will be priced way above the competition. Dealers tell us that prices for the Lexus NX300h are likely to start at Rs 74 lakh for the entry-level model and going up to Rs 78 lakh for the top-spec F-Sport trim. The SUV is open for booking at Rs 5 lakh. Deliveries are being promised sometime around March next year.