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Lexus ES 350

2014 Lexus ES 350 and 300h

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The classy Lexus ES is in Australia, bigger and better ever.

Alistair Kennedy tests and reviews the new Lexus ES specs, fuel economy and

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Lexus has its ES Line of luxury mid-sized after a break of seven The ES 300 was one of the pioneers of Lexus when it in Australia in 1991, two years the Japanese prestige brand was with the ambitious plan to on the upmarket German car marques.

the first Lexus model to here, the luxury LS400 made an immediate impression as it was an model. However, the smaller and Lexus ES suffered from with the Toyota Camry on it was based, but which cost half the price.

Two further ES generations followed, in and 2001, but then, following a in the Japanese head office to production of right-hand drive it became unavailable. Now it’s

Curiously, the entry-level variant in the ES range is the ES 300h Luxury at With the company targeting 50 per of its total Australian sales hybrids this pricing certainly help it along that goal.

That price is more than below that of the previous ES 300 when it was launched in 2001 and over $4000 more the first (1992) car. the vast improvements in technology and that we have in 2013 a huge increase in value for

Adding to the comparative value the ES, all Lexus models, comes a four-year standard warranty, that is tempered slightly by its km limit. The hybrid battery is up to eight years.

ENGINES / TRANMISSIONS

Two Lexus ES are offered, one petrol the other a hybrid. The Lexus ES 350 is powered by a V6 petrol engine with power of 204 kW at 6200 rpm and torque of 346 Nm at revs.

Lexus ES 300h a 2.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol engine with batteries to provide 151 kW and 213 Nm at 4500 The petrol engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the to a continuously variable transmission

Published fuel consumption are 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres from the V6 and 5.5 km from the Hybrid. As is generally the our test figures during the drive program (around 250 km entirely on non-urban roads) significantly above in the case of the ES 350 10.3) and well above 6.9) in the ES 300h. We’ll the fuel consumption when we do our road test in our home

Each of the two models comes in Luxury or Sports Luxury Standard safety features in all include 10 airbags; ABS brakes; and traction control; pedestrian system; tyre pressure blind spot monitor; assist; and reversing camera and sensors.

Optional in the ES 300h and standard in the other three is the Lexus Pre-Collision Safety that uses a grille-mounted to sensor to scan for a potential and then either alerts the or applies the brakes depending the degree of danger.

All models get seats; 10-way adjustable seats; moon roof; telephone and audio streaming; Nano-e air conditioning; and digital

Among the extra features in the Luxury models are tri-zone air power boot lid; grain trim (bamboo in the ES Mark Levenson audio rear centre console for a range of features; and heated seat.

The 2013 Lexus ES Line is an model built on its own unique Frontal styling is distinctly with its aggressive arrow-head grille. The rear is more The ES 300h hybrid gets a bootlid spoiler to distinguish it the ES 350.

The first impression in into the new Lexus ES is quality. is a luxurious, refined and comfortable car just oozes class. The are soft but supportive with legroom that matches the wheelbase Lexus LS. Rear headroom is fine for anyone 1.9 metres.

We loved the dashboard with its wide tapered Controls are well-placed and easy to use the exception of the ‘mouse’ controller we find a bit too light in its movements.

Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES has few sporting pretensions are a number of other Lexus to cater for buyers with in mind and is aimed at luxury and commuting rather than exciting. Indeed it’s driven by chauffeurs in the booming market by owners who can’t the big step-up to the flagship Lexus LS .

is hoping that absence indeed make the ES grow in the hearts of Australian mid-range car buyers. This is a stylish and addition to the mainly-European offerings in the luxury market segment.

The Lexus ES range is:

ES 300h from $63,000

ES 300h Luxury: from $72,000

ES 350 from $65,000

ES 350 Sports from $74,000

Price: $63,000 (300h)

Engine: 3.5-litre V6, 204kW/346Nm, 4-cylinder 105kW electric with a combined output of

Transmission: 6-speed auto, CVT

Thirst: 9.5L/100km, 5.5 litres/100km

0 to 100km/h: 7.4 seconds, 8.5 seconds

Lexus ES 350


Lexus ES 350

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