Import data shows a diesel Volvo V40 and a Lexus LX450d brought in for certification purposes. This could point towards a possible launch in the near future.

2017 Volvo V40 3 Quarters
The new V40 follows Volvo’s latest edgy design language

As per the import data on Zauba, Volvo and Toyota have imported two of their cars for certification purposes. Volvo has imported two of their V40s. On the other hand, Toyota has imported their Lexus LX450d SUV. This comes one month after the import of their ES 300h hybrid sedan. By the looks of it, Toyota might be on its way to introduce its Lexus brand in India. The Lexus brand will cater to the premium segment of sedans and SUVs.

The imported LX450d competes against the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport in the international markets. The car comes with a 4.5-litre diesel engine which outputs 268 HP of power and 650 Nm of torque. Toyota has been contemplating the introduction of the Lexus brand in India for a while now. With the Indian customer now growing fonder with brands like Mercedes, Jaguar etc., this might prove to be the perfect time for Lexus to make its debut.

Volvo meanwhile, has imported two units of its V40 hatchback. The updated hatch gets new headlamp design with T shape LED DRLs inspired by the new Volvo XC90. There are not many changes inside the cabin and the equipment levels remain unchanged. However, there are a few cosmetic tweaks on the upholstery as well as the centre console panel that gets a new texture.

Volvo V40 Facelift & Lexus LX450d Imported For Certification

– Volvo and Toyota have imported the V40 and the Lexus LX4450d for certifications purposes
– Toyota will most likely be launching their Lexus brand in India judging by the recent imports
– Volvo has imported two units of the V40 facelift
– The cars are expected to be launched by end of this year

2017 Lexus Lx450d
The LX450d is expected to compete against the Range Rover Sport

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