The seventh-generation Lexus ES with an all-new chassis that delivers a more emotional exterior design along with a superior driving experience has arrived in India, priced at Rs 59, 13, 000 (Pan- India, ex-showroom). 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. It gives the designers the flexibility to create a vehicle that’s as visibly striking as it is enjoyable to drive. Designed for those who like to travel with their friends and family, the driver’s control panel and display have been moved closer to the driver, to provide extra space for the front passenger.
“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.
Setting new benchmarks in its class, 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 160 kW of total power, and a mileage of 22.37 km/l. Crafted for those who value not just a high-performance drive but a safe and secure one as well, the ES 300h includes a class leading 10 airbags, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, and Anti-theft system, with a break-in and tilt sensors. The navigation system on the 12.3 inch Electro Multi Vision (EMV) full-size display, and the wireless charger built into the new ES, further aid in reducing distractions while on the road. MacPherson struts in front, a trailing arm and a multilink setup in the back with stabilizer bars at each end, coupled with 18-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels, ensure accurate handling, and make the ES an extremely comfortable and quiet car to drive. 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 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.