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The folks at Lexus have premiered their new ES model that is a key model in the Lexus range.The Lexus ES has garnered about 2.65 million units since its initial debut in 1989.For the South African mar

Apr 22, 2021

The folks at Lexus have premiered their new ES model that is a key model in the Lexus range.
The Lexus ES has garnered about 2.65 million units since its initial debut in 1989.
For the South African market, Lexus will offer the new ES in two-hybrid grades; an entry (the XE) and top-spec (SE) when it arrives in the last quarter of 2021.
On the outside, the new Lexus ES adopts geometric square bezels within the headlamp cluster for a more structured and formal appearance, while incorporating new BladeScan adaptive high-beam technology (grade dependent).
The spindle grille has been redesigned and now features an L-shaped mesh pattern. The new Lexus ES rides on 17- and 18-inch wheels. Also trim dependant.
The new Lexus Driving Signature, the rear suspension braces of the new Lexus ES have switched from a single-sheet structure to a stronger dual-sheet structure.
The interior is fitted with a high-resolution 12.3-inch widescreen display that has been brought forward by more than 100mm compared with the current model, debuting touch-display functionality to increase usability options for the driver and front passenger.
Luxurious soft-touch dashboard and door materials, finely-detailed stitching and impeccable fit and finish will be further extended by the availability of new material ornamentation.
A newly applied Hazel interior colour follows the existing availability in the flagship Lexus LS, while a newly developed Mauve blends brown and grey tones.
New interior colours complement two new exterior colours – Sonic Iridium, a silver that takes advantage of strong shadows to further accentuate the shape of the vehicle, and Sonic Chrome, which exhibits a metallic quality in high-gloss grey.
The new Lexus ES follows the flagship LS with technology including the availability of BladeScan adaptive high-beam system (AHS), Lexus Connected Services and the latest Lexus Safety System.
Compared with existing technology that uses LEDs directed at the road and switches on and off as individual chips that can shade fixed portions of the road, BladeScan AHS directs the LEDs back towards a spinning blade mirror.
Newly adopted functions also include Emergency Steering Assist, which assists steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver, and Low-Speed Acceleration Control, which supports the prevention of collisions caused by pedal misapplication at low speed.
In South Africa, the highly successful seventh-generation ES is currently available in petrol ES 250 EX grade, an ES 300 hybrid EX grade (entry) ES 300 hybrid SE grade (top-spec).
The currently available ES 300h utilises the renowned Lexus hybrid-electric system combining a 2.5-litre normally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor – producing 160kW of power and delivering combined-cycle fuel consumption from just 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres.
The ES 300h achieves 0-100 sprint time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h.
The new minor change ES range will comprise three model derivatives which Lexus SA will announce together with spec details at launch in quarter four this year.
Source: Lexus SA