No plans to launch Lexus UX and IS in India

Lexus India has affirmed that its line-up of compact models are not bound for India at any point in the near future. PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India affirmed to Express Drives that the Lexus IS car and the UX compact SUV are at present under study.

Nonetheless, he expressed; “we do not have any plans of launching them in India soon”.

The Lexus is an adversary to any semblance of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. While the Lexus UX is a smaller SUV which falls in a similar section as the Volvo XC40, BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Lexus India’s present line up incorporates the Lexus NX, RX and LX SUVs. Moreover, the exceptionally well known ES car and the LS are likewise being offered in the Indian market.

On January 31, 2020, Lexus India launched the LC 500h coupe. Likewise, it declared the launch of the ES 300h and NX 300h Exquisite models which are locally amassed variations of the two models. Venugopal says that the ES is the most famous model in India.

Venugopal expressed, “We launched our first made in India product, the ES for which we have received an overwhelming response.” He referenced that the reaction was superior to the automaker was envisioning at first and trusts in it to keep on being empowering in the coming a long time too.

“We feel that the Indian market has great potential. We foresee India having a great opportunity for the luxury car market” he added.

Nonetheless, with regards to growing its local production of models in India, Venugopal said that the nature of the vehicles will be the need. He stated, “We will not compromise on this [quality] to rush local production of our models.”

In India, there is a critical extent of Toyota clients who are repeat purchasers of models from the brand because of the low support costs and reliability of its vehicles. A fascinating fact that Venugopal referenced is that around 78% of Lexus clients are from the current Toyota family.

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