The seventh-generation Lexus ES has been introduced in India. The Lexus ES 300h midsize sedan, available for booking since 19 July 2018, is priced at INR 59,13,000 ex-showroom India.
The new Lexus ES is built on an all-new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform which Lexus claims delivers a more emotional exterior design along with a superior driving experience.
N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India -
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.
The hybrid electric ES 300h is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine which is combined with the new, fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive System. It delivers improved linear acceleration, a combined 160 kW of total power, and mileage of 22.37 km/l.
The luxury sedan features a lower stance, and its proportions reflect its performance capabilities, claims Lexus. It gets slim LED headlamps with distinctive L shaped marker lights which provide the ES 300h a stunning new look.
In keeping with the Lexus spirit of hospitality or omotenashi, passenger comfort, a trademark of the classic ES range remains the highlight in the seventh-generation, says Lexus. The driver’s control panel and display have been pushed closer to the driver, to bring extra space for the front passenger.
Rear passengers now enjoy an extended legroom made achievable by the longer wheelbase. The car also receives adjustable and heated semi-aniline seats and the 17 speaker Mark Levinson Pure Play system.
The Lexus ES 300h features 10 airbags, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, and Anti-theft system, with break-in and tilt sensors. The cabin features a 7-inch LCD instrument panel with a large analogue tachometer, digital speedometer and an easy-to-read multi-information display.
Further, the sedan is also equipped with a fully adjustable colour heads-up display that projects relevant vehicle information onto the windshield. Navigation is presented on the 12.3-inch Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) full-size display. It also receives a wireless charger for smartphones.
P B Venugopal, President, Lexus India -
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.
The Lexus ES 300h gets a new rack-assist type Electric Power Steering (EPS) system and comes with Drive Mode Select with 3 modes - Eco, Normal and Sport. The sedan is fitted with MacPherson struts in front, a trailing arm and a multilink setup in the back with stabilizer bars at each end. It rides on 18-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels and gets 454 litre of cargo space with an auto-open trunk, which also fits in a full sized spare wheel.
The interiors feature four colour schemes and three types of trim. Along with Black, Chateau and Topaz Brown, the ES also introduces a light new Rich Cream interior. The ES offers two shades of Shimamoku wood trim as well as light-coloured Bamboo, and nine paint colours for the exterior.