The third generation Lexus ES300h hybrid electric sedan, which was showcased at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year. It has now been launched in India along with many other global markets. It is priced at Rs 59.13 lakhs and comes in on a new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform, a derivative of Toyota’s TNGA platform.
Lexus ES300h sedan boasts of new design with refreshed exteriors and interiors. It is more spacious than its earlier counterpart and is the third vehicle in ‘Future Chapter of Lexus’ following the LC coupe and LS sedan. In terms of dimensions, the new Lexus ES measures 66mm more in length and is 45mm wider as compared to the earlier model.
It also gets a 50mm longer wheelbase and wider tracks in the front and rear. The new Lexus ES sits on 18” multi spoke alloy wheels, gets slim LED headlamps and L shaped market lights. It is presented in three color options of Black, Chateau and Topaz Brown while interiors are done up in rich cream with wood trims.
Interiors of the new Lexus ES300h gets a design inspired from the Lexus Future Interior Concept with a driver centric cockpit. It boasts of a 7” LCD control panel and display positioned closer to the driver thus creating added space for front passenger. Legroom to the rear is also at a premium thanks to a longer wheelbase.
Other interior features include steering mounted controls, heated semi aniline seats, 17 speaker Mark Levinson Pure Play system and a 12.3” Electro Multi Vision System, wireless charging and multiple driving modes. A total of 10 airbags, hill start assist, ISOFIX child seats, vehicle stability control and anti theft system along with ABS and EBD, are among the safety features offered on the new Lexus ES300h.
Power is via a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 178 PS power and 212 Nm torque and an 88kW electric motor offering 119 PS power taking total power output to 217 PS. The engine claims mileage of 22.37 kmpl. The new Lexus ES300h competes with the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and Volvo S90.