Lexus ES

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The lat­est-gen­er­a­tion Lexus ES has been launched at Rs 59.13 lakh (ex-show­room). First shown at the Bei­jing Mo­tor Show, the ES wowed with its mod­ern styling along the lines of the larger LS, save for the more pro­nounced slop­ing roof and com­pact pro­por­tions. The LED head­lamps and spin­dle grille look very con­tem­po­rary. Be­ing based on the new Global Ar­chi­tec­ture-K (GA-K) plat­form, the car was able to in­cor­po­rate strik­ing de­sign lan­guage as well as im­proved drive­abil­ity. Com­pared to the out­go­ing car, the new ES is 65 mm longer, 45 mm wider, and five mm lower.

Be­hind the sharp-dressed suit is the com­pany’s fourth-gen­er­a­tion hy­brid pow­er­train, com­bin­ing a 2.5-litre four-cylin­der en­gine and an elec­tric mo­tor and bat­tery pack, which de­liv­ers a peak 160-kW or 218 PS. An elec­tron­i­cally-con­trolled con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion (CVT) sends drive to the front wheels. The claimed ef­fi­ciency is over 22 km/l.

In­side, the ES packs a 7.0-inch LCD in­for­ma­tion con­sole. The Elec­tro Multi Vi­sion 12.3-inch full-size dis­play in­cor­po­rates a nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem. A 17-speaker Mark Levin­son au­dio sys­tem is present, too. The ES also in­cludes ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity con­trol, hill-start as­sist and 10 airbags, apart from an anti-theft sys­tem with break-in and tilt sen­sors. The auto-open boot vol­ume is 454 litres.

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