Lexus LX600 bookings open in India, deliveries begin from January 2023
When we spoke to Naveen Soni, President of Lexus India at the sidelines of the NX350h launch, he dropped some hints about upcoming launches and the brand’s future plans in India. We speculated that its flagship SUV, the LX600 would be the next to reach Indian shores, and we can now confirm those speculations to be true! Lexus India has officially opened bookings for the LX600 for an amount of Rs 10 lakh, and we expect a marginal price hike once launched.
What is the Lexus LX600?
The Lexus LX600 is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, sharing plenty of components with it. It is also the Land Cruiser equivalent for Lexus, but in a much more premium and fancy package. For starters, while the LX600 retains its basic SUV silhouette, the design elements here appear sharper than its Toyota counterpart, with an edgy front-end featuring the trademark Lexus grille . The rear too receives its own set of tweaks to differentiate it from the Land Cruiser, featuring sharper tail lamps, a redesigned bumper, and a full-width light bar running across the tailgate.
The Lexus LX600 is underpinned by the GA-F platform, and is offered with petrol and diesel powertrains globally. However, we will only be receiving the 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo powertrain, which produces 403bhp and 649Nm of torque. This powertrain will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
While we do not know much about the set of equipment that will be offered, we do know that the LX600 will be offered in four-seater and five-seater trims. The new LX600 receives a dual-screen setup on the dashboard — a 12.3-inch touchscreen for navigation, sound controls, and the multi-terrain monitor, while a 7-inch touchscreen is available for climate control and other functions.
The Lexus LX600 goes up against the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, BMW X7, the new Range Rover and Toyota’s own Land Cruiser. We expect a slight price hike from the current-gen model’s Rs 2.32 crore ex-showroom price tag, and the estimated on-road price is Rs 3 crore. Stay tuned for more!
If you're interested in a history lesson, here's one on the Toyota Land Cruiser.