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2022 Lexus ES

  1. MORE DYNAMIC AND REFINED NEW LEXUS ES NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA
  2. 'PROVOCATIVE ELEGANCE' DESIGN THEME BENEFITS FROM ADDITIONAL STRUCTURE AND FORMALITY
  3. TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP MEETS METICULOUS REFINEMENT
  4. LIGHT AND AGILE ES 250 MEETS ACCLAIMED, REFINED HYBRID-ELECTRIC ES 300h
  5. ENHANCED BODY RIGIDITY BENEFITS RIDE CONTROL AND REFINEMENT
  6. IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS INTELLIGENT SAFETY SOLUTIONS
  7. LEXUS ES 250 AND ES 300h TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MORE DYNAMIC AND REFINED NEW LEXUS ES NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA


Australian pricing for the new Lexus ES has been confirmed, with the latest seventh-generation luxury medium sedan combining a broader powertrain line-up with a more attainable entry point and new technology as standard.

For the first time with the seventh-generation ES, Lexus is offering two powertrain options with three highly specified grade choices available for less than $65,0001.

Priced from $61,6201, the new ES 250 Luxury debuts 'ES firsts' such as Intersection Assist with Turn Assist, Emergency Steering Assist and Lexus Connected Services2 - with SOS call3, automatic collision notification4 and stolen vehicle tracking5.

These technologies are standard along with automatic high-beam, dynamic radar active cruise control, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and parking support brake including an intelligent clearance sonar.

Also standard on the ES 250 Luxury are keyless smart entry, a moonroof, self-dimming interior mirror, heated front seats, 10-way power adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control with Nanoe X™6, and a new 12.3-inch touch-display screen - with twin-front and twin-rear USB-C ports, DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation with voice control, 10-speaker audio and Apple CarPlay®7 and Android Auto™8 compatibility.

Priced from $63,1201, the ES 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack features wireless smartphone charging9, rear- and rear-side privacy glass, and an expansive colour head-up display measuring 260mm x 97.5mm.

The ES 300h Luxury, priced from $63,5501, adds a rear spoiler and power adjustable steering column.

Lexus is complementing this trio of highly specified ES grades with expanded choice for customers spending beyond $70,0001 on the latest Lexus luxury medium sedan.

The ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack, priced from $71,8101, for the first time adopts a power back door with kick sensor, along with inch-larger 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic view monitor, 14-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, ventilated front seats, side blinds and a power rear sunshade as standard.

Customers can personalise their Takumi craftsmanship highlights available with the ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack, choosing from black, rich cream, hazel or mauve trim upholstery, and either Sumi black or walnut brown ornamentation10.

For a similar recommended retail price, customers can alternatively select from three grades of the ES that focus on providing additional agility and overall sportiness.

Priced from $70,8601 for the ES 250 F Sport and $72,9301 for the ES 300h F Sport, these grades retain the features of the ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack with the exception of side blinds.

The ES 250 F Sport and ES 300h F Sport gain tri-beam LED headlamps with a BladeScan™6 adaptive high-beam system, wire-mesh Lexus spindle grille, sports bodykit with larger 19-inch alloy wheels, performance dampers (bracing) front and rear, 8.0-inch driver display, Hadori aluminium ornamentation, and unique F Sport Seats with a choice of F Sport White, F Sport Black or Flare Red trim upholstery10.

The ES 250 F Sport utilises standard sports suspension, while the ES 300h F Sport includes retuned adaptive variable suspension (AVS) with two driver-selectable shock absorber settings: Eco/Normal/Sport S, or Sport S+.

The ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack, priced from $76,5301, further adds a 17-speaker Mark Levinson™7 audio system and heated steering wheel as standard.

The ES 300h Sports Luxury, priced from $78,1801, includes semi-aniline leather-accented trim upholstery, power adjustable reclining and heated rear outboard seats, side door blinds and a power rear sunshade - a level of unparalleled opulence not available in rivals costing under $80,0001.

The reclining rear seats also feature a centre armrest housing the rear control panel, allowing rear occupants to adjust the rear sunblind, seat heating and angle, audio system and the Sports Luxury-exclusive tri-zone climate control with NanoeX™6.

The ES 300h Sports Luxury is available with the trim upholstery and ornamentation options available on the ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack, while exclusively adding black trim upholstery with Bamboo ornamentation10 as a further personalisation option.

Superb rear-seat comfort is a unique virtue of the new ES, reflecting the body length and wheelbase of the Lexus luxury medium sedan that provides generous cabin space comparable to a full-sized luxury sedan.

This unwavering focus on generous space combines with imaginative technology, renowned Takumi craftsmanship and opulent cabin luxury to distance the ES from other luxury medium sedans - resulting in three years of consistent sales growth.

This sales growth also led Lexus to offer the new ES 250 with an advanced 152kW 2.5-litre port- and direct-injected four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic, a 60kg-lighter and agile alternative for customers seeking a sportier luxury sedan feel.

Lexus expects approximately 85 per cent of ES customers will choose the renowned and refined hybrid-electric ES 300h with its 160kW 2.5-litre engine and electric motor - a testament to Lexus leadership in electrification and its focus on meaningful reduction in CO2 emissions through appealing to a greater number of customers.

In 2019 the Lexus ES increased its sales performance by 183.3 per cent compared with the year prior.

In 2020, despite a challenging period, the ES increased its sales by 4.5 per cent compared with the year prior.

To August 2021, the Lexus luxury medium sedan has increased sales by 20.3 per cent compared with the first eight months of 2020.

Read more about the new Lexus ES here.

2022 Lexus ES pricing

Grade Price1
ES 250 Luxury
ES 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack
ES 300h Luxury
ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack
ES 250 F Sport
ES 300h F Sport
ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack
ES 300h Sports Luxury
$61,620
$63,120
$63,550
$71,810
$70,860
$72,930
$76,530
$78,180


1 Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
2 Not available outside Australia or if services are disabled or terminated. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only operates if vehicle's SOS button is pressed. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only activates if vehicle's DCM detects airbag deployment or an impact sensor notification. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
5 Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Dependent on sufficient battery power, 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components & other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Guest required to obtain Police report. Vehicle location information, if available, only provided to Police. Vehicle recovery not guaranteed. For details, visit lexus.com.au/connectivity/lexus-connected-services-faq.
6 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
7 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
8 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
9 Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
10 Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.


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For more information, please contact:

Dan DeGasperi
Lexus Australia public relations
E: dan.degasperi@lexus.com.au
M: +61 466 612 742

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'PROVOCATIVE ELEGANCE' DESIGN THEME BENEFITS FROM ADDITIONAL STRUCTURE AND FORMALITY


The new Lexus ES builds on the "provocative elegance" design theme of the seventh-generation luxury medium sedan, adding new structure and formality to its stylish design that draws from the acclaimed Lexus LS luxury flagship sedan.

The well-received, coupe-style silhouette of the ES continues to express the footprint of the sophisticated Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, with a long wheelbase and wide tracks allowing Lexus designers flexibility to create a more dynamic shape.

Compared with the previous generation model, the latest ES features a 16mm-lower bonnet as the sportier starting point to a long, uninterrupted shoulder line that extends along the side of the car - from the top of the front wheel arch to the corner of the boot.

For the updated ES, the focus was to provide a new grille and headlamp treatment (grade dependent) that adds further definition to the front of the vehicle.

The signature Lexus spindle grille on the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades has now been redesigned with a more technical expression, painted in an elegant and understated gunmetal grey finish.

The grille is made up of L-shaped bars inspired by the knurled switchgear inside the cabin, and they are reversed for the lower section of the grille - which draws in closer to the vehicle at its lowest edge for a 3D effect across the grille's vertical axis.

Enhancements have also been made to the aerodynamic ability of the ES 300h variants, with a newly developed grille shutter and radiator air guide designed to optimise air flow and reduce weight.

Continuing to provide a more assertive and avant-garde styling alternative for luxury customers, the F Sport grades retains an intricate and interwoven mesh grille pattern, complementing a new LED headlamp cluster with darkened inserts.

F Sport and Sports Luxury grades share new, tri-beam LED headlamps with square bezels that are near-identical to those in the Lexus LS flagship sedan - adding structure and formality to the elegant front of the Lexus medium luxury sedan.

As with the LS, the coupe-style silhouette remains an alluring feature of the ES - the roofline is low and sleek with a smooth arc that flows into a sharply slanted C pillar.

The rear is clean and sharply chiselled with LED tail-lamps that wrap around the quarter panels to provide a continuous styling line. The lights feature a distinctive three-dimensional, L-shaped design that gives each cluster an eye-catching depth.

Fresh alloy wheel designs round out the exterior changes with the new ES, including a new 17-inch alloy wheel design for Luxury grades, featuring 10 machined spokes and a further five L-shaped spokes in a medium-grey metallic for intriguing depth.

The ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack grade steps to a new 18-inch alloy wheel design with a similar machined surface and a dark-grey metallic contrast between 20 spokes for a more technical impression.

The alluring F Sport grades retain the existing 19-inch alloy wheel design, however the wheel design now boasts a new gloss-black finish that further enhances the level of moody sophistication.

Reflecting supreme attention to detail, the ES 300h Sports Luxury continues with a sophisticated 18-inch alloy wheel design in a hyper-chrome metallic finish. In the new ES, the inside of each wheel has been altered to further reduce road noise.

The new Lexus ES offers 10 exterior colours for maximum personalisation, including newly available Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome1, Sonic Quartz, Onyx, Graphite Black, Titanium, Glacial Ecru, Radiata Green, Vermillion and Deep Blue.

F Sport grades feature two exclusive colours - White Nova and Cobalt Mica1.

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1 Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.

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TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP MEETS METICULOUS REFINEMENT


The new ES continues in the finest traditions of the Lexus luxury medium sedan, offering an unrivalled matrix of Takumi craftsmanship and meticulous refinement.

The alluring, curvaceous dashboard styling combines with a focus on immersive, tactile and textural elements that closely aligns the new Lexus ES to the acclaimed Lexus LS flagship sedan.

Lexus attention to detail extends beyond soft-touch plastic material used extensively across the upper and middle sections of the dashboard, with stitched soft-padded trim even employed for the glovebox lid and driver instrument binnacle of the ES.

The unwavering focus on Takumi craftsmanship is met with a similar emphasis on opulent specification that distances the new ES from other luxury medium sedans.

Heated front seats, 12-way power adjustable front seats, and a moonroof are standard even on the ES 250 Luxury, while the ES 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack and ES 300h Luxury further add an expansive colour head-up display (HUD) measuring 260mm x 97.5mm, among other features - and all three grades are available for less than $65,0001.

ES 250 F Sport and ES 300h F Sport grades progress further with ventilated front seats, panoramic view monitor, power rear sunshade and power operated bootlid, among other features.

Befitting its status as the flagship grade, the ES 300h Sports Luxury provides unparalleled grandness with power adjustable reclining and heated rear outboard seats, side door blinds and a power rear sunshade - a combination not available in any rival costing less than $80,0001.

The reclining rear seats also feature a centre armrest housing the rear control panel, allowing rear occupants to adjust the rear sunblinds, seat heating and angle, audio system and the tri-zone climate control system.

Superb rear-seat comfort is a unique virtue of the new ES, reflecting the body length and wheelbase of the Lexus luxury medium sedan that stretches further than several smaller luxury medium sedans.

ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack and ES 300h Sports Luxury grades also provide the high-fidelity of a 17-speaker Mark Levinson™2 audio system comprising 9cm Unity™ speakers, 8 x 9-inch woofers in the doors and a 26.5cm subwoofer - the largest on any Lexus.

Complementing other high-end, textured touches found throughout the cabin, the Mark Levinson™ audio system speaker grilles are finished in an organic pattern resembling the veins of a leaf - a motif design found in the LS.

Every new ES follows the imaginative technology lead of the LS by employing a new 12.3-inch touch-display screen that has been brought 112mm closer to the driver compared with the previous display screen.

There is also a new single-fascia centre vent, climate control and audio control panel in the new ES, to integrate seamlessly with the new touch-display screen and reduce the vertical divide between the upper and middle sections of the dashboard.

The surface treatment of the new single-fascia centre vent, climate control and audio control panel has been changed to a combination of hairline finish and gloss black trim to realise remarkable depth of texture.

Lexus Climate Concierge also now features Nanoe X™2, an air purification system that helps to eliminate not only unpleasant odours, but viruses and germs.

Across the new ES range, USB-A ports at the rear of the centre console have been upgraded to USB-C units for fast charging of smartphone or other compatible devices.

These changes complement the extended availability of ornamentation and trim upholstery colour options in the new ES that further distinguishes its appeal for luxury customers compared with other luxury medium sedans.

Ornamentation options deliver stylish, textured finishes to the instrument panel, centre console and steering wheel (grade dependent).

New walnut brown ornamentation for ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack and ES 300h Sports Luxury evokes a sense of classic luxury, heightened by a gorgeous open-pore woodgrain that provides an additional element of visual sophistication.

Walnut is also available in these grades in a new finish called Sumi black, which is inspired by the traditional Japanese Sumi ink and retains the luxury element of quality open-pore walnut combined with a more urbane look.

ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack customers can choose walnut brown ornamentation with rich cream trim upholstery, providing greater luminescence than other options and contributing to a sensation of airy space and rich luxury.

ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack customers can combine Sumi black ornamentation with black, or newly available hazel or mauve trim upholstery options.

Hazel brings a sense of warmth to the cabin with a classy tan-coloured finish reminiscent of classic luxury cars, while mauve delivers a refined medium-grey colour that provides a modern, earthy feel.

ES 300h Sports Luxury customers can select from all of the above options, while further exclusive combinations are available including walnut brown ornamentation with mauve interior upholstery, and genuine bamboo ornamentation with black upholstery.

Bamboo is used not only for its density and stability but also its reduced environmental impact, growing to a usable stage in only three-to-four years compared to 40 to 50 years for traditional woods.

The bamboo wood has been polished by hand to offer the perfect textural feel, providing a light and invigorating colour scheme for the cabin that contrasts with the suave black upholstery.

Luxury grades are exclusively available with three-dimensional black ornamentation, a film-like pattern on top of a black base to give a sense of quality and depth, with black or hazel trim upholstery.

F Sport grades are exclusively available with the Hadori aluminium ornamentation - a polished aluminium finish inspired by the Japanese art of sword-making and providing intricate depth and texture.

F Sport grades gain their own unique two-tone upholstery finishes that combine with the unique quilted stitching and embossed headrest emblems to bring an exciting and differentiated theme to the cabin.

The evocative Flare Red and Black two-tone theme represents the excitement of sporty driving, while a newly available F Sport White and Black theme provides a strong and agile contrast of light and shade.

As with the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades, the F Sport grades are also available solely in black for a stealthy look that matches the darkened exterior highlights.

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1 Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included. Optional extras at additional cost.
2 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
General Disclaimer: Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.

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LIGHT AND AGILE ES 250 MEETS ACCLAIMED, REFINED HYBRID-ELECTRIC ES 300h


Following three years of sales growth for the seventh-generation ES luxury medium sedan, Lexus is providing the luxury of choice to customers with the smooth and quiet hybrid-electric powertrain joined by a dynamic and responsive new alternative.

Where the ES 300h prioritises ultra-quiet, smooth and seamless performance, the new ES 250 maximises the benefits of the highly sophisticated Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform with a 60kg-lighter kerb weight and increased driver engagement.

The hybrid-electric ES 300h demonstrates the Lexus leadership in electrification technologies, with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that eclipses any petrol, diesel, hybrid-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) among luxury medium sedans costing less than $80,0001.

While the popularity of the ES 300h has grown, other luxury medium sedans have removed diesel powertrains from their line-up and introduced PHEV models costing more than $80,0001.

Lexus is focused on providing a compelling matrix of genuine luxury, performance and refinement across five ES 300h grades costing between $63,5501 and $78,1801 - with the hybrid-electric ES 300h to make up 85 per cent of new Lexus ES sales.

The ES 300h combines an incredibly efficient 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine developing 131kW and 221Nm, with an electric motor delivering a further 88kW and 202Nm.

Combined output for the efficient, self-charging ES 300h is rated at 160kW, while achieving extraordinarily low fuel consumption of 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres2 and CO2 emissions of 109 grams per km2.

The compact hybrid transaxle helps to minimise weight, while the placement of the battery under the rear seats allows for optimal packaging and a lower centre of gravity.

Drawing upon two decades of expertise in battery, electric motor and inverter technology, the new ES provides a smooth acceleration feel with the system calibrated to provide a linear response based on throttle input and engine speed.

Smooth driving is further provided by the Auto Glide Control (ACG) feature, creating gentle deceleration characteristics by preventing excessive regenerative braking when coasting to a stop.

Along with the quiet and smooth powertrain, the ES 300h's serene driving experience is pushed further with Active Noise Control (ANC), which produces noise-cancelling waves to suppress engine noise. An engine cover with a renewed design is also fitted to both powertrains, helping to further promote noise insulation.

Lexus engineers have optimised the characteristics of the braking system of the hybrid ES, with the master cylinder revised to reduce free play of the brake pedal, while the booster has been enhanced to improve initial braking force and pedal feel.

The bushing for the brake pedal link has also been revised, reducing lateral looseness to give the pedal a tighter feel.
The new ES 250 complements the ES 300h with complementary driving characteristics, focusing on the quick extension of engine speed during sportier driving and more direct feel and feedback thanks to a 60kg-lighter kerb weight.

The 2.5-litre direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine employed in the ES 250 has been developed from scratch to deliver high thermal efficiency and excellent fuel economy, while at the same time providing the driver with instant response.

The naturally aspirated A25A-FKS engine develops 152kW at 6600rpm, and combined with the short first gear of a new eight-speed automatic transmission, it provides ES 250 customers with energetic and immediate response.

With 243Nm of torque produced consistently between 4000rpm and 5000rpm, the 2.5-litre closes in on a specific output of 100Nm of torque per litre of capacity, seen as a compelling yardstick for the efficiency of performance engines.

This efficiency is reflected in incredibly competitive combined-cycle fuel consumption that within the luxury medium sedan segment, from just 6.6 litres per 100km2 (ES 250 Luxury).

In order to achieve such outputs and low fuel consumption, a number of high-speed combustion technologies have been employed such as the use of straight intake ports developed using performance simulations based on Formula 1 technology.

Other measures include using a longer stroke (with a stroke/bore ratio of around 1.2), increased included valve angles and laser-clad valve intake seats that allow for stronger tumble flows.

A high-pressure fuel injection system is used, with the injection split between direct and port injectors based on the demands of a specific driving situation, allowing for optimal combustion efficiency at all times.

The new injectors feature a six-hole design that creates a more flexible spray pattern, allowing for excellent high-speed combustion.

A continuously variable-capacity oil pump helps improve fuel efficiency while reducing engine friction at the same time.

Fuel economy is further aided by the adoption of the newly developed Direct Shift eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

The eight-speed automatic features a newly-developed torque converter with a multi-plate lock-up clutch for precise lock-up control, providing a wider lock-up range for quick acceleration, aided by the responsive nature of the naturally aspirated engine.

A lower first gear provides more agile acceleration off the line, while the addition of taller seventh and eighth gears help to improve fuel economy and engine noise at highway speeds, with engine speeds approximately 250rpm lower at 100km/h.

With both the ES 250 and ES 300h, the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades are offered with three drive modes - Normal, Eco and Sport - allowing customers to prioritise fuel efficiency or more dynamic driving.

Spirited driving is made easier in ES 300h F Sport variants with the addition of three further drive modes - Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom - that revise the engine, steering, suspension and transmission characteristics for more assertive driving.

Selecting Sport (in Luxury and Sports Luxury grades) or Sport S (in F Sport grades) creates a more responsive feel for the engine, transmission and throttle to realise more dynamic driving.

Sport S+ moves a step further by altering the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and power steering to provide more direct response and greater handling stability.

Custom mode allows owners to select three different powertrain settings, two AVS and steering settings and a Normal or Eco mode for the air conditioning system, letting customers tailor the perfect combination of settings to suit their driving style.

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1 Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included. Optional extras at additional cost.
2 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted.

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ENHANCED BODY RIGIDITY BENEFITS RIDE CONTROL AND REFINEMENT


Lexus has strengthened and honed the acclaimed Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform underpinning the new ES, prioritising additional body rigidity to further improve ride comfort and refinement while advancing the Lexus Driving Signature.

The GA-K platform debuted in the seventh-generation ES luxury medium sedan in 2018, and is adopted for the second-generation NX luxury medium SUV in 2021 - ensuring that the Lexus medium segment strategy remains at the cutting edge.

An all-new platform from the ground up, the GA-K platform followed the benchmarks set by the larger Global Architecture-L (GA-L) platform that debuted in the Lexus LC sports car in 2017 and the Lexus LS flagship sedan in 2018.

Both the GA-K and GA-L platforms achieve a similarly high level of body rigidity. This has been emphasised further with the new ES, which switches from a single-sheet design for the rear suspension to a stronger dual-sheet structure.

The fitment of additional bracing across the highly sophisticated double-wishbone rear suspension member mounts introduces significant positive effects across three areas - ride comfort, overall refinement and handling dynamics.

The new bracing pairs with a range of existing structural reinforcements including bracing on the front suspension tower and apron.

Increasing rigidity between the rear suspension mounts reduces the pressure on the rear springs and shock absorbers, enhancing the ability to filter out minor road imperfections and deftly absorb larger road bumps while maintaining body control.

Lexus has increased the size of the rear suspension body mount bushings, as a further dampening effect between the road impacts delivered to the rear suspension and ensuring they are isolated from the body.

In particular, the larger bushings join with the increased mounting rigidity to filter out minor road imperfections, reduce vibrations that typically move from the road through the suspension to occupants, as well as removing unwanted road noise.

The changes join a series of insulation and absorption measures to ensure noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) continue to exceed demanding Lexus standards.

Sound-absorbing materials have been extensively used in the vehicle underfloor, wheel arches and behind the rear seat, with 93 per cent of the floor covered with deadening materials, up from 68 per cent with the previous-generation ES.

A three-layer felt and insulating film silencer is applied to the entire inner dashboard, and a suspension tower silencer is used to absorb and reduce noise in the engine compartment, further contributing to the serene cabin environment of the ES.

While rigidity improvement has a positive effect on both ride comfort and refinement, the changes also promote the edict of the Lexus Driving Signature - which prioritises linear vehicle movement through corner that is confidence inspiring and enjoyable.

Lexus engineers focused on fluent posture movement between the front wheels turning into a corner, the front suspension maintaining tight control - and the rear suspension passively assisting the driver through the corner with a neutral feel and excellent stability.

Fine improvements have been made to the electric power steering system of all new ES models, with steering response around the neutral point enhanced to eliminate lag when moving off centre.

The qualities of the GA-K platform combined with further rigidity enhancements for the new ES have also led Lexus to introduce the 60kg-lighter and more agile ES 250 model as the maximum expression of the Lexus Driving Signature.

The ES 250 F Sport introduces fixed-rate sports suspension for the first time on the seventh-generation ES.

Lexus engineers have been careful to preserve the ride comfort for which the luxury medium sedan is renowned, while raising the level of driver involvement and control for luxury customers with a preference for sportier driving.

The ES 250 F Sport prioritises the combination of direct steering feedback, excellent grip from 19-inch tyres and reduced body roll when cornering to deliver more agile responses.

The ES 300h F Sport maintains a focus on steering feedback, while exclusively adding the flexibility of a retuned Adaptive Variable Suspension system (AVS).

AVS has been revised with the linear solenoid actuators now providing a greater range of variable damping force, more finely answering the driver preferences for smooth ride comfort and firmer handling response.

AVS provides two levels of damping force - Eco/Normal/Sport or Sport S+.

In both modes AVS can make adjustments while driving, taking in signals relating to yaw rate, G forces, steering input, vibration forces, acceleration, braking, unsprung mass and vehicle speed to tailor the ideal damping force for the situation at hand.

The ES 250 Luxury and ES 300h Luxury combined fixed-rate standard suspension with taller profile 17-inch tyres for a greater focus on ride suppleness.

The ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack upgrades to 18-inch tyres for additional grip.

The ES 300h Sports Luxury delivers an exclusive combination of fixed-rate standard suspension, broader 18-inch tyres, as well as the front and rear performance dampers (bracing) that are shared with the ES 250 F Sport and ES 300h F Sport.

Front and rear performance dampers help to absorb vibration while enhancing handling dynamics by reducing body twist when cornering.

The overall result is a new Lexus ES that is both more engaging and involving to driver than ever, while feeling even smoother across any number of road surfaces.

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IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS INTELLIGENT SAFETY SOLUTIONS


Lexus is committed to utilising imaginative technology to deliver intelligent safety solutions, with ES-debut Lexus Connected Services1 and an expanded Lexus Safety System+ raising the protective standard for luxury medium sedan buyers.

The new ES advances the Lexus Safety System+ with the addition of Intersection Turn Assist with pedestrian and oncoming vehicle detection2, Emergency Steering Assist2 and a curve speed reduction2 for the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

Intersection Turn Assist can assist the driver by issuing warnings and automatic braking if, at an intersection, the car turns in front of either an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane, or pedestrians walking in the opposite direction to the vehicle.

Further bolstering the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Intersection Turn Assist is able to detect an oncoming vehicle when turning right across both lanes of traffic, and if the system judges there is a high possibility of a frontal collision, it will provide warnings to the driver and activate the brakes.

The millimetre wave radar sensor and monocular camera sensor can also identify pedestrians crossing the road on both sides of an intersection when the pedestrian is moving in the opposite direction of the vehicle.

Intersection assist adds to the comprehensive PCS suite that includes pre-collision braking2 with day/night vehicle ahead and pedestrian detection, and daytime cyclist and oncoming vehicle detection.

Also new to the ES is Emergency Steering Assist, which works to aid the driver when initiating an evasive steering manoeuvre, helping to maintain vehicle stability in the event of a sudden steering input and reducing the possibility of lane deviation.

In order to activate Emergency Steering Assist, the vehicle will identify the possibility of a collision and then ensure an evasive course is available within its own lane.

Should the driver provide some degree of steering input, the system can provide additional steering torque to help guide the new ES around the obstacle if there is a clear path it can move into.

DRCC has been bolstered by the addition of curve speed reduction, which can autonomously suppress vehicle speed when the system detects speed reduction is required.

Assisting in the reduction of driver burden and the possibility of entering a curve too quickly, the curve speed reduction can be set to two different settings - Weak or Strong - to best suit driver preference for responding with speed reduction.

For the first time on the ES, F Sport and Sports Luxury grades debut Adaptive High Beam (AHB) incorporating BladeScan™3 technology, which increases safety while driving at night thanks to an increased and more selective distribution of light.

Compared with existing technology that uses LEDs directed at the road and switch on and off as individual chips that can shade fixed portions of the road, the new technology directs the LEDs back towards a spinning blade mirror.

These synchronise with the blade mirror, which amplifies light back towards the road for maximum brightness while reducing the width of the shaded area and provide a greater spread of illumination.

Illuminated and shaded areas are controlled in 0.1-degree increments (previously 1.0-degree), almost halving the width of the shaded area to just 3.5 metres at a distance of 50 metres (from 5.0 metres).

The new ES also debuts Lexus Connected Services, including SOS call4, automated collision notification5, and stolen vehicle tracking6.

Lexus Connected Services employs a Data Communication Module (DCM), allowing the driver to request emergency assistance via an SOS button4 on the overhead console.

Lexus Connected Services is also able to automatically generate an SOS emergency call5 to a 24/7 Lexus Emergency Call Centre and relay the location of the vehicle in the event of a collision that requires intervention, or if an airbag deploys.

If the vehicle is reported stolen, Lexus Connected Services can assist authorities to help track the vehicle's location via the Stolen Vehicle Tracking6 (SVT) service.

This new suite of extensive safety technology joins a significant number of features included in Lexus Safety System+.

Along with the pre-collision system and DRCC this includes parking support brake2 (PKSB) with obstacle and vehicle detection, blind-spot monitor2 (BSM), lane tracing assist2 (LTA), road sign assist2 (RSA) and tyre pressure warning monitor.

Every new ES also includes 10 airbags, a pop-up bonnet, reversing camera, hill-start assist control and clearance sonar. F Sport and Sports Luxury grades further gain a panoramic view camera and PKSB with pedestrian detection.

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1 Not available outside Australia or if services are disabled or terminated. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
4 Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only operates if vehicle's SOS button is pressed. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
5 Driver assist feature only. Not a substitute for safe driving practices. Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Only activates if vehicle's DCM detects airbag deployment or an impact sensor notification. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
6 Not available outside Australia or if service is disabled or terminated. Dependent on sufficient battery power, 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage, operational related components & other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit the ability or functionality of the system. Guest required to obtain Police report. Vehicle location information, if available, only provided to Police. Vehicle recovery not guaranteed. For details, visit https://www.lexus.com.au/connectivity.
7 Requires activated DCM, compatible device & app installation, third party info, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Features subject to change. For details see https://www.lexus.com.au/connectivity

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LEXUS ES 250 AND ES 300h TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


DIMENSIONS
EXTERIOR1
Overall length4975mm
Overall width1865mm
Overall height1445mm
Wheelbase2870mm
Front track1600mm (Luxury),1590mm (other)
Rear track1610mm (Luxury), 1600mm (other)
Running ground clearance160mm (ES 250), 158mm (ES 300h)
Front overhang1005mm
Rear overhang1100mm
INTERIOR1
Length2053mm
Width1533mm
Height1145mm
Couple distance1025mm
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES1
Kerb weight1680kg (ES 250), 1740kg (ES 300h)
Gross vehicle mass2110kg (ES 250), 21500kg (ES 300h)
Fuel tank60 litres (ES 250), 50 litres (ES 300h)
Seating5 people
Luggage volume (VDA)454 litres
POWERTRAINS
2.5-LITRE PETROL ENGINE
Engine codeA25A-FKS
TypeIn-line 4-cylinder
Valve mechanismDOHC 4-valve per cylinder, VVT-iE (Intake), VVT-i (Exhaust)
Capacity2487cm3
Bore x stroke87.5mm x 103.4mm
Compression ratio13.0:1
Power152kW @ 6600rpm
Torque243Nm @ 4000-5000rpm
Fuel systemElectronic fuel injection, D-4S
Recommended fuel octane95 RON
TRANSMISSION
TypeUB80E direct-shift eight-speed automatic
Ratios
1st5.250
2nd3.028
3rd1.950
4th1.456
5th1.220
6th1.000
7th0.808
8th0.673
Reverse4.014
Final drive2.802
FUEL ECONOMY2 AND EMISSIONS
Combined (litres/100km)6.6 (Luxury), 6.8 (F Sport)
Extra-urban (litres/100km)5.5 (Luxury), 5.8 (F Sport)
Urban (litres/100km)8.5 (Luxury), 8.7 (F Sport)
Combined cycle CO2 emissions3 (g/km)150 (Luxury), 156 (F Sport)
Emissions certificationEuro 6 with on-board diagnostics
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed210km/h
2.5-LITRE HYBRID-ELECTRIC
Engine codeA25A-FXS
TypeIn-line 4-cylinder
Valve mechanismDOHC 4-valve per cylinder, Atkinson Cycle
VVT-iE (Intake), VVT-i (Exhaust)
Capacity2487cc
Bore x stroke87.5mm x 103.4mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power131kW @ 5700rpm (petrol engine only)
Torque221Nm @ 3600rpm-5200rpm
Fuel systemElectronic fuel injection, D-4S
Recommended fuel octane95 RON
TRANSMISSION
TypeP710 e-CVT
Ratios 
Final drive3.389
FUEL ECONOMY AND EMISSIONS (litres/100km)2
Combined (litres/100km)4.8
Extra-urban (litres/100km)4.7
Urban (litres/100km)5.2
Combined cycle CO2 emissions3(g/km)109
HYBRID SYSTEM
TypeSeries/parallel, full hybrid
Output160kW (combined)
Motor generatorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Maximum power (motor generator)88kW
Maximum torque (motor generator)202Nm
Hybrid batteryNickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH)
Nominal voltage244.8
Number of battery cells204
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed180km/h
CHASSIS
SUSPENSION
FrontMacPherson strut, stabiliser bar
RearMultilink, stabiliser bar
STEERING
TypeRack-and-pinion electric power steering, tilt-and-telescopic adjustments
Turning circle diameter

Tyre: 11.6m (Luxury), 11.8m (other)
Wall-to-wall: 12.4m (Luxury), 12.6m (other)

Turns lock to lock2.7 (Luxury), 2.6 (other)
BRAKES
Front305/28mm ventilated discs
Rear281/12mm solid discs
Parking brakeElectronic (instrument panel switch)
Brake systemsABS with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, steering-assisted vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist control.
WHEELS & TYRES
Size, constructionLuxury: 17 x 7.5J alloy, 215/55R17 94V
F Sport: 19 x 8J alloy, 235/40R19 96Y
ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack, Sports Luxury: 18 x 8J alloy, 235/45R18 94Y
SpareT155/70D17 (temporary)


1 Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.
2 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined/urban/extra urban (L/100km) for auto/CVT models.
3 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.

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