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Lexus debuts 2013 ES new 300h hybrid

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the Toyota Camry gets like it did this year. you it’s not long before its sister, the Lexus ES. gets as well. And Lexus has done that this afternoon at the New Auto Show. with the new doing what the ES does Surprise no one.

As expected. the news is the announcement of a hybrid ES, a that should be the final in the coffin of the slow-selling HS 250h. new hybrid is essentially the Camry in a nicer package, powered by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder fitted the ubiquitous Toyota hybrid As it does in the hybrid GS. Lexus offer a sport drive as well as an EV mode. Lexus that the ES hybrid will 40-mile-per-gallon combined fuel matching that of the Camry XLE (a number that presumably give it best-in-class bragging

The ES gets the new Lexus spindle treatment and a 1.8-inch longer but changes to the sheetmetal aren’t as as the upgraded cabin. The instrument now resembles the one in the GS, with a horizontal and a big LCD screen, along with the Lexus Remote Touch controller snuggling next to the in the center console. New seats a leather-alternative NuLuxe covering, real hide is also along with premium leather. Somehow, Lexus has managed to find an extra inches of legroom up front.

The ES 350 will still mate proven 3.5-liter V6 with a automatic, driving the front But Lexus says it’s the suspension and steering in this of ES to improve handling and it’s cut the curb weight of the 2013 ES by 90

Click past the jump to the full press release.

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Lexus All-New 2013 ES 350 and First-Ever ES Hybrid at New York International Show

NEW YORK, April 4, Lexus today unveiled the 2013 ES lineup, including the ES 350 and ES equipped with Lexus Drive. Featuring a progressive new and enhanced handling, the 2013 ES is set to continue as a favorite of luxury car

The Lexus ES brought new levels of sophistication and quality to the entry segment when it entered the in 1989, and through the years it has been a sales leader for us, Mark Templin, Lexus vice president and general Now, with both gas and versions, the 2013 ES promises to Lexus forward once

ES 350 Now Complemented by ES 300h Hybrid

For the time, the Lexus ES will be with Lexus Hybrid Featuring a 2.5-liter four-cylinder cycle engine, the ES 300h is expected to earn an EPA fuel rating of approximately 40 mpg combined

This new, low friction cam engine utilizes a sophisticated management system, 12.5:1 ratio, and Variable Valve with intelligence (VVT-i). The motor is designed to improve economy and durability, and a near evaporative fuel system reduce emissions.

The ES 300h offers the driver four Normal, Sport, Eco and EV. EV mode short distance drives, at speed, using only the from the hybrid battery Normal mode provides a of performance and efficiency that is to everyday driving, while Eco favors fuel economy. mode increases powertrain

The ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine Dual VVT-i. The six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission intelligence (ECT-i) provides performance, fuel efficiency and shifts. Low friction materials improve efficiency.

Signature Design

The new ES features a lower, profile, and clean, continuous lines from front to All four corners are pulled inward to the wheel arches, distinctive proportions. The wheelbase of the new ES has lengthened by 1.8 inches, while the length of the vehicle has grown by one inch, resulting in a more interior.

The new ES unmistakably bears the new of Lexus with its distinctive, grille. The LED daytime running and combination rear lamps the L design motif. The ES 350’s bumper sports dual pipes, while the ES 300h features a distinctive rear with hidden exhaust and an spoiler. New exterior colors for the ES include Fire Agate and Silver Lining Metallic.

Interior Designed for Comfort and

The modern interior of the 2013 ES has designed to provide both a of openness and security. Sightlines and are improved, controls are logically and new cabin materials express a level of craftsmanship.

A newly seat enhances driver The steering wheel angle has reduced from 24 degrees to 22 for a more natural control Fluid-filled engine mounts, new absorbing materials and a tuned intake minimize the intrusion of noise.

Greater rear legroom and knee room are the of the redesigned, more spacious Knee room is increased by 2.8 and legroom is increased by 4.1 inches. The new also offers additional room below the front

Available comfort and convenience include manual door shades, a power rear and a one-touch power trunk Optional ambient lighting, placed under the wood softly illuminates the surfaces of the panel and all four doors.

The new ES feature enhanced NuLuxe surfaces, developed to reduce impact. Genuine leather is available, as is semi-aniline leather for an more refined look and Interiors are available in Black, Gray, and Parchment. Trim and materials include Piano Espresso Bird’s-eye Maple, and

Crisp, Confident Driving

Suspension and steering changes and a body deliver more handling. Opposite-wound coil on the front suspension enhance stability. Revised rear geometry and improved shock damping characteristics enhance comfort. A reduction in the steering ratio delivers a more and direct steering feel. body rigidity is achieved lightweight, high tensile steel, added bracing and spot welds. Despite its size, roomier interior and luxury appointments, the weight of the new ES is by almost 90 pounds.

The ES will be with standard 215/55R17 low resistance tires on 17-inch wheels, and for the first time, 18-inch high-gloss alloy

Driver-Focused Cockpit

Designed attention to ergonomics and driver the cockpit features separate and operation zones to help the driver’s eyes on the road. The panel, with its long, look, places the main display directly in the driver’s of sight. Just below the display is a self-illuminating LED analog Controls are clustered beneath the zone, on the steering wheel, and on the console.

The second-generation Remote Interface (RTI) allows the to operate the climate, audio, controls, optional navigation and more. The screen menus are with a controller conveniently on the center console. RTI reduces eye and movement, helping reduce and distraction.

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Safety Features

An of safety features aid the driver. The Blind Spot Monitor Rear Cross Traffic (RCTA) helps detect in side blind spots. The alerts the driver to rear traffic when backing out of a spot. Available Lane Alert (LDA) is integrated automatic high beam technology. The available Pre-Collision (PCS) uses sub-millimeter radar to detect obstructions and the vehicle for a potential collision.

The ES features a segment-leading 10 airbags as equipment, including driver and passenger knee and front air as well as front and rear side and curtain airbags. Injury Lessening (WIL) seats are designed to limit head movement in certain collisions helping to decrease the of whiplash-type injuries.

Lexus Connect, including Enhanced Assistance, an Emergency Assistance (SOS), Stolen Vehicle services, and Automatic Collision to a Safety Connect center is on the new ES. A one-year trial subscription for Connect is included.


The new ES features the next-generation Lexus system. Lexus Enform® seamless connectivity with search, iHeartRadio,, Pandora®, Yelp® and Facebook through compatible smart Apps are updated through downloads, so new apps and content can be as they become available. trial subscriptions to Lexus with Safety Connect and the Suite are included.

The standard Premium Sound System eight speakers with Sound Levelizer, CD player, connectivity, Bluetooth® and a SiriusXM The available Display Audio adds a seven-inch screen, a camera, HD Radio™ with tagging, Bluetooth audio, transfer, and a vehicle information The optional HDD Navigation System voice command and an integrated camera.

An available 15-speaker Mark audio system features an display screen, HD Radio™ iTunes® tagging, DVD audio/video and a receiver. Exclusive GreenEdge from Mark Levinson the output of the amplifier, while energy consumption by fifty

The new Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid technology, style and performance to current ES owners and attract new said Templin. With the of the ES 300h, Lexus truly something for everyone in the entry segment.

ES 350 ES 300h

Seating 5 5

Overall Length (in.) 192.7

Width (in.) 71.7

Height (in.) 57.1

Wheelbase (in.) 111.0

Driven Wheels Wheel Drive Front Drive

Curb Weight 3,549 3,660

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