New Lexus LC 500h launched at ₹2.39 crore; gets updated instrument panel
Lexus India has launched the new LC 500h in the country at ₹2.39 crore. The four-seater luxury coupe now gets distinct enhancements to stand out from the rest of the models in the portfolio. Updates on the model include an all-new instrument panel with a changed shape and a new layout of the center console. The model now gets a 12.3-inch-wide touch-screen display.
The position of the display has moved 86 mm towards the rear of the vehicle, which allows natural operation of the touchscreen. The centre console now gets a switch layout wherein switches have been arranged in a longitudinal layout, aimed at enhancing the usability of the vehicle.
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Further changes include the ornamentation panel of the passenger side instrument panel being unified with the instrument panel upholstery, highlighting the horizontal design theme.
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In terms of exterior design a shape integrating the camera cover over the grlle holding has been used for a more compact size. The car now rides on new super gloss black metallic alloy wheels with 3D machined finish.
As a precursor to the launch of the new Lexus LC 500h in India, the company collaborated with renowned designers Abraham & Thakore to launch a limited edition collection of jackets. The merchandise features custom designs inspired by the Lexus brand. The collection is called ‘Lexus Life’ and symbolizes sustainable design and handmade beauty.
The menswear jackets have been quilted using Trapunto technique which involves layers of tabby silk being stitched together, creating a tone-on-tone effect. The corozo buttons that embellish the jackets are made from the nut of a palm tree.
The womenswear puffer jackets feature contrast stitch. These have been quilted using pure shot silk while the light weight viscose lining inside the jackets provides warmth. The collection features Abraham & Thakore's signature touches as well.