The seventh-generation Lexus ES is set to redefine its status among executive sedans. Long known for its unparalleled comfort, refinement and luxury appointments, the new Lexus ES builds on its strengths with an all-new chassis that delivers a more emotional exterior design along with a superior driving experience. Powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine combined with the new, fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive System, the hybrid electric ES 300h, features a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this segment and will appeal to guests who appreciate comfort, refinement, and luxury.
A key element of the new ES 300h is the all-new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform. The GA-K platform gave the designers the flexibility to create a vehicle that’s as visibly striking as it is enjoyable to drive. Its lower stance and proportions reflect its performance capabilities, and the slim LED headlamps with distinctive L shaped marker lights give the ES 300h a stunning new appearance that guarantees a second look. In keeping with the Lexus spirit of hospitality or omotenashi, passenger comfort, a hallmark of the classic ES range remains the highlight in the seventh-generation as well.
The driver’s control panel and display have been moved closer to the driver, to provide extra space for the front passenger, guaranteeing a relaxed journey. Rear passengers are assured of an equally comfortable ride with an extended legroom of 998.6 mm, made possible by the longer wheelbase. Guided by human-centered design principles, console mounted climate and audio controls along with adjustable and heated semi-aniline seats, and the 17 speaker Mark Levinson Pure Play system, create the perfect ambiance for those accustomed to immersive sophistication wherever they go.
“The Lexus ES has undoubtedly been one of our most well-loved vehicles, and this new generation model builds on its strengths to offer a driving experience that is as powerful and exciting, as it is elegant and sophisticated. The launch of the all-new Lexus ES 300h is a reiteration of our commitment to crafting vehicles with enhanced excitement, passion and innovation; and this car will continue to offer our guests a wide range of options, each crafted consciously, and designed exquisitely to meet their exacting standards of excellence,” said N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India.
The ES 300h features a new fourth generation Hybrid Drive system that shatters all preconceived notions of hybrid electrics. The Euro 6 compliant, new hybrid electric system coupled with the four-cylinder petrol engine, delivers improved linear acceleration, a combined 224 HP of total power, and a mileage of 22.37 km/l.
The ES 300h includes class-leading features which include
- 10 airbags
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Anti-theft system, with break-in and tilt sensors.
- The cockpit features a 7-inch LCD instrument panel with a large analog tachometer
- Digital speedometer and an easy-to-read multi-information display
- Fully adjustable color heads-up display that projects relevant vehicle information onto the windshield
- The navigation system on the 12.3-inch Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) full-size display
- Wireless charger.
- Three drive Modes (Eco, Normal and Sports modes).
- 18-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels
- Due to the reconfigured rear suspension, cargo room has been increased, and the new ES 300h features 454 L of cargo space with an auto-open trunk, that also fits in a full sized spare wheel.
The interiors feature four color schemes, and three types of trim, in addition to the array of nine eye-catching paint colors available on the exterior. Along with Black, Chateau and Topaz Brown, the ES also introduces a light new Rich Cream interior that offers a striking contrast to the deep brown dash and roof trim. The ES offers two shades of Shimamoku wood trim (black, brown), as well as light-colored Bamboo. The mark of Takumi craftsmanship is evident in the new ES, in the soft padding of the instrument panel, where each stitch is embedded into materials for a 3-D effect.
The new Lexus ES 300h takes comfortable elegance to the next level and presents a vehicle that sets new benchmarks in its class. Every element in the ES 300h is a reminder that nothing is crafted like a Lexus. From the sleek new look to the impeccably finished interiors, the ES 300h is the perfect choice for guests who redefine the parameters of success and achievement, through their work,
said P B Venugopal, President, Lexus India.
The Lexus ES 300h will be available for booking from 19th July 2018 at INR 59, 13, 000 (Pan- India) (ex-showroom).