2013 Lexus ES 350 V6 and ES 300h priced from $36,100 and $38,850 respectively (Photos)

In anticipation of the US launch next month, Lexus has revealed its price for the ES variant. The new model of ES 350 V6 carries a price tag of $36,100 which is a 1.7 percent or $625 drop in the price as compared to outgoing models MSRP. The Lexus ES 350 V6 is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine. This engine is capable of performing well in almost all conditions. It produces an output of 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and peak torque of 248 lb/ft at 4700.

A modern six-speed sequential shift automatic electronically controlled transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) drives the front wheels. Lexus has announced mileage estimates of 21 mpg in city limits, 31 mpg on highway and 24 mpg combined. The Lexus ES 350 has been certified as an ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV-II). The engine propels the car from 0-60 mph within a span of 7 seconds. This car has a good brake system with ABS, brake assist as also electronic brake force distribution (EBD). Using strategically laced bolts and insulation materials, engine noise of this model has been reduced drastically.

Lexus ES 300h, the hybrid variant, is priced at $38,850, + 895 for delivery, processing and handling charges. It is powered by a 2.5L four cylinder petrol engine along with an electric motor, combined, they generate a total of 200 bhp power. This hybrid variant of Lexus ES has a fuel economy rating of 40 mpg in combined, 39 mpg highway and 40 mpg city.

The car is available in nine colors. It also boasts of dual swivel headlamp technology which allows for simultaneous movement of headlamps to help navigating around turns and corners. Intuitive parking assist, backup camera and side view mirrors help in parking your car effectively and also helps improve visibility. A sleek and streamlined look provides excellent aerodynamics which in turn greatly increases the fuel efficiency. Smart access key card replaces the need for one to make use of a key to unlock doors and trunk manually. Dynamic radar cruise control provides the car with a pre-set following distance from the vehicle in front. HID headlamps and fog lamps provide visibility when conditions are harsh.

One can choose a number of interior styles based on the color of the car. The interiors of the Lexus ES 350 boast of a HDD navigation system, power rear sunshade, Lexus memory system, voice command, dual climate control options, 10-way power adjustable seats, Mark Levinson surround sound, Lexus Enform with safety connect, Sirius XM satellite radio and NavTraffic, NavWeather and stocks. The stylish interiors feature maple or walnut colored accents.

The car boasts of elaborate safety and security features. Presence of ten airbags for the driver and passengers, ABS, Brake assist, Traction control, Direct tire pressure monitor, pre collision system, safety connect, smart wipers and reinforced body provide one with a sense safety when driving.