Lexus ES300 Overview
Lexus is all geared up for entering the Indian market officially and the ES 300 will be its best bet when it comes to numbers as it is going to be the most affordable of the lot. Lexus ES 300 is a hybrid sedan for the premium Toyota subsidiary and will be competing against the BMW 5 series, Mercedes Benz E-Class and Audi A6. ES 300 combines a sporty attitude with an elegant luxury sedan design. The pricing is expected to be in the range of INR 50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) or more.
Lexus ES300 Exteriors
The smart looking ES 300 luxury sedan features the trademark Lexus spindle grille upfront along with sharp looking projector headlamps which also house LED day time running lights. From the side profile, ES 300 looks extremely elegant which has a rear sloping roofline along with 10 spoke, 17 inch alloy wheels. Moving towards the rear it is visible that the ES 300 follows the same philosophy as the RX450h which comes with LED taillights and L-shaped highlights at its back. On top of that, the Lexus ES300 also comes with multi-stage painting technology which prevents scratches as well.
Lexus ES300 Interiors
The nicely laid dashboard has soft touch elements on the console with piano black door switch plates and come with interior colours which consist of linear dark mocha, illustrious piano black and bamboo with matte finish. The seats come with 10 way power adjustment, automatic climate control, Nuluxe perforated upholstery, power tilt and slide moonroof with remote linked power windows and other electronic amenities. The central console is fitted with a 7-inch touchscreen unit which has HD Radio, Bluetooth, phone book transfer, navigation and parking camera view.
Lexus ES300 Safety Features
Lexus being a Toyota subsidiary is going to focus more on safety aspect and this is why the ES300 will be coming with a huge safety net which consists of features like 10 airbags, pre-collision system, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Lexus ES300 Engine Specifications
The engine Lexus have fitted in this Hybrid is a fuel efficient unit which is a 2.5 litre, 4-cylidner Atkinson cycle engine coupled with an electric motor to generate 200 hp and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission or an E-CVT (electronic continuously variable transmission) system.
Lexus ES300 Expected Price and Competition
The Lexus ES300 is most likely going to be priced in the range of INR 45 to 50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the competition will arise from the likes of Mercedes Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF.