Lexus won’t be offering diesel engine option post BS6 emission norms.
You read it first on MotorBeam. Lexus has confirmed to us that they won’t be offering diesel engine option in their lineup as India moves to BS6 regulations next year. The Japanese luxury carmaker only offers the LX 450d SUV with a diesel engine that the company says won’t be upgraded to comply with BS6 emission norms.
There is a petrol counterpart available for the LX 450d, which is the LX 570. The mammoth petrol powered SUV was launched last year in India. However, the LX 570 doesn’t get a hybrid petrol engine and they will be introducing the hybrid version soon.
The entire Lexus lineup in India gets petrol hybrid engines except for the LX. The LX 450d comes with a 4.5-litre V8 diesel engine that produces 261 HP and 650 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-litre V8 naturally-aspirated petrol engine that makes 362 HP and 530 Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with 4WD. The huge petrol powered SUV does 0-100 km/hr in 7.7 seconds.
– Lexus has decided to discontinue diesel powered offerings
– The LX was the only diesel powered car in their lineup
– LX 570 will get a petrol hybrid engine option soon