Lexus LC 500h Limited-Edition Sports Coupe Launched in India at Rs 2.5 Crore, Gets Carbon-Fibre Rear Wing

Lexus India has launched the limited-edition version of the LC 500h sports coupe in the Indian market at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.50 crore. The model comes with exterior and interior design enhancements, along with aerodynamic elements.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on September 18, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The limited-edition version of the LC 500h – Lexus' sports coupe – has been launched in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom), the special-edition LC 500h comes with an array of exterior and interior design enhancements. First off, the coupe is available in a unique 'Hakugin' pearlescent paint shade with a subtle satin finish, to contrast with black elements on the front grille and the rear diffuser area. The cosmetic improvements to the exterior also include front bumper canards and carbon-fibre rear wing for better aerodynamics. The grille is a lot more subdued as compared to the standard version, while the special-edition coupe sits on a set of new 5-spoke Matte Black-finished 21-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the special vehicle includes a new Kachi-Blue interior theme and a limited-edition scuff plate, while also making extensive use of Alcantara upholstery. The Indian arm of the Japanese manufacturer says that this version will be offered in limited numbers, however, we do not have the exact figure. 

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Lexus LC 500h Limited Edition: Powertrain, Performance

Under the hood, the limited-edition Lexus LC 500h continued to be powered by a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V6 petrol engine that works in conjunction with a single electric motor-generators hybrid system. The Lexus hybrid system extracts its power from a self-charging lithium-ion battery, which is a part of the Lexus multi-stage hybrid system. The V6 engine is capable of delivering 296bhp of maximum power at 6,600rpm and 348Nm of peak torque, while the electric motor churns out an additional output of 178bhp and 330Nm. The powertrain set-up develops a combined power output of 354bhp. On offer is a 10-speed hybrid automatic gearbox sending power to its rear wheel, with the hybrid system comprising a 4-speed automatic and a CVT unit. 

Lexus LC 500h Limited Edition: Features

There are no updates on the equipment front, save for the limited-edition scuff plate. It continues to be equipped with 8 sensor-controlled SRS airbags, an LED cornering lamp, run-flat tyres, and a pop-up engine hood system for pedestrian protection.  There is also an infotainment system as standard, housing a Panoramic View Monitor that provides a 360-degree view of the surroundings. On offer is also a large 12.3-inch display, a Takumi steering wheel suitable even for circuit driving, a leather shift knob, Mark Levinson 13-speaker sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, dual Bluetooth, etc. 

Lexus LC 500h Limited Edition: Price

The limited-edition LC 500h carries a sticker price of Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom), which is about Rs 11 lakh more expensive than the standard LC 500h. With its introduction in 2020, the Lexus LC 500h marked an entry into a new vehicle segment. It was brought to India via the CBU (Completely Build-Up) route. Not so long ago in May 2023, Lexus rolled out the updated iteration of the LC 500h Coupe at Rs 2.39 crore (ex-showroom) in the Indian market, housing a significant tech upgrade in the form of a new ergonomic touchscreen.

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In August 2023, Lexus revealed the second-generation LM MPV for the Indian market – a direct rival to the Toyota Vellfire, which is currently available between Rs 1.20 crore and Rs 1.30 crore (ex-showroom).  Underneath the skin, two gasoline-hybrid powertrain options are offered with the second-generation Lexus LM. The first is a 2.5-litre self-charging hybrid engine, whereas the other is likely to be a more potent powertrain that will debut later – probably the 350h version as found on the Vellfire. However, official details have not been revealed by the company. Upon launch in the country, the 2024 LM will be available in 4- and 7-seater configurations. 

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