The new Lexus ES is the seventh generation mid-size saloon, it forms a more confident path for Lexus. The new ES is spacious and safer than ever before, with sharpened performance, class-leading safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this market segment.
The Aerodynamics of the ES have been tested extensively, pulling the airflow closer to the vehicle body to improve the dynamic performance and steering precision, fins on the rear lights and covers underneath the vehicle also increase stability and reduce windnoise. The new ES is built on the all-new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform, giving Lexus the opportunity to explore the limits of mid-size luxury saloon design. The design boasts a distinctive silhouette with a strong downward slant, creating a dynamic yet fluid shape. The rear end is clean and sharply chiselled, with LED lamps that wrap around the quarter panels to generate a continuous styling line when viewed from any angle. The palette includes 12 colours with new beige and green shades
The incredible quality of the new ES is evident from the first touch of hte beautifully stitched steering wheel or the precision machine aluminium audio controls. When designing the look and feel Yasuo Kajino, ES Chief Designer and his team’s starting point was the Lexus Future Interior concept, which blends a driver-centric cockpit with a spacious and comfortable area for the front passenger. It will be a connected space with optional navigation system including a range of connected services. The navigation provides a 12.3-inch multimedia display and second generation Remote Touch touchpad control. Its voice recognition extends to a mobile assistant allowing a contactless driver’s smartphone control..
The ES 300h is equipped with a new, fourth generation self-charging hybrid drive system that can deliver exceptional fuel efficiency, responsive performance and minimal emissions for a mid-size luxury saloon.
According to Chief Engineer Yasuhiro Sakakibara, this ES has been built to deliver a fundamentally higher level of performance than any of its predecessors. The chassis team sought to create a sense of comforting predictability coupled with a feeling of quick response to every movement. Yoshiaki Ito, the ES’ chief test driver, explained: “We want every kind of driver to feel a sense of complete control when they are behind the wheel of the ES. It’s a level of comfort that goes beyond merely delivering a smooth ride.”
|Grade||On-The-Road Price||Core Equipment Features|
|Lexus ES||£35,150||Second-generation Lexus Safety System+, 17-inch alloy wheels, Lexus Navigation with eight-inch central display, DAB, parking sensors, heated and power-adjustable front seats, sunroof, Tahara upholstery|
|Lexus ES F Sport||£38,150||F Sport interior and exterior styling details, 19-inch alloys, F Sport seats, adaptive sports suspension|
|Lexus ES Takumi||£45,650||Power boot lid with hands-free kick sensor, heated and power-reclining rear seats, 12.3-inch display, Mark Levinson premium surround sound audio, 360-degree camera, triple-zone air conditioning, triple-eye LED multi-weather headlights with Adaptive High-beam System and Adaptive Front-lighting System|
|Lexus ES||Premium Pack||£3,500||Smooth leather seat upholstery, front seat ventilation, power rear screen sunshade, triple-LED multi-weather headlights with Adaptive High-beam System, 18-inch alloys, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking|
|Lexus ES F Sport||Tech and Safety Pack||£700||Triple-LED multi-weather headlights with Adaptive High-beam System, wireless device charger, heated steering wheel|
|Lexus ES F Sport||Takumi Pack||£4,000||All elements of Tech and Safety Pack plus: Mark Levinson surround sound audio, head-up display, Lexus Premium Navigation with 12.3-inch screen, power rear screen sunshade, power boot lid with hands-free kick sensor|
|All grades||Metallic paint||£670|
|All grades||Premium Metallic Paint||£920||Sonic White, Sonic Titanium and Azure Blue finishes|