Lexus ES 250 — More Value — Less Price.

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Lexus ES 250 – More Value – Price.

Driving the newly Lexus ES 250 one is struck by the total proposition that this offers. It ticks most ,namely price, space ,power and all the bells and whistles you associate with a car in a segment than it is.

The catch phrase for car according to Justion Ryan GM of is that more is more this is very apt for the Lexus ES Apparently 94571 of these have been sold since its International launch and is excellent.

So what exactly are you with the new Lexus ES? In a nutshell a synopsis of what you get..

• styling with an appropriate of drama thanks to the now-familiar spindle grille.

• Space, and even more space. The ES in just below the IS range, but it offers accommodation closer to of the GS.”

• Engaging road with ample performance of the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, 2.5-litre DOHC, Dual VVT-i in the ES 250 and the hybrid petrol/electric combo of the ES

• A superbly crafted interior top-notch finishes and bristling every conceivable luxury, and convenience accoutrement.

• “A price tag of 900 for the ES 250… this is very value for what you get.

2. attired for elegant presence

worth mentioning from the that the sixth-generation ES features a body design built on a new with zero carry-over the outgoing model.

The new ES’s body provides a stable for the suspension, as well as contributing to levels of crash-worthiness, durability and low NVH vibration and harshness). The body extensive use of high-tensile strength sheet to provide high while meeting strict targets and maximising boot

Five grades of high-tensile steel are used in the construction of the new ES with the extensive use of aluminium.

The new ES platform design provides for cabin space and an imposing on the road: wheelbase is 2820mm with a front track of and a rear track of 1575mm.

The trademark spindle grille the front design to provide a striking appearance. This is by a wide track, pronounced arches and a braced stance at the and rear where it appears have been stretched for a and strong road presence.

The bumper design varies on the model. The bumper on the ES 250 contours the dual exhaust outlets the ES 300h features an air-stabilising fin that conceals the exhaust to create a clean, low-emission befitting a Lexus hybrid.

the Lexus it is surprisingly quiet, and you glide along the road It has a drag co-efficient of just

All models have 215/55R17/93V The two alloy wheel designs the elegant lines of the ES exterior package: the ES 250 features a 17-inch wheel design with a six-spoke profile, while the design of the ES 300h model five aerodynamically profiled for maximum efficiency.

3. Engines.

The new drive Lexus ES is available a choice of two power sources – petrol and Lexus Hybrid petrol-electric hybrid. Touted to be the popular model of the two, the ES 250 is by a 2,5-litre, 16-valve, DOHC, engine employing dual-VVT-i

The ES 250’s peak output are 135 kW at 6 000 r/min and 235 Nm of torque at 4 100 r/min, and the is mated to a six-speed automatic The ES 250 will sprint from to 100 km/h in 9,8 seconds and achieve a speed of 207 km/h, with a fuel consumption figure of 8,0 km and a CO2 emissions figure of 188 g/km.

We the drive train to be quite for the size of the car. It is by no means a car like the IS F Sport, but will the family man that wants Lexus luxury.

The ES 300h the first time that a hybrid powertrain is offered in the ES It’s powered by a 2,5-litre VVT-i petrol engine develops 118 kW at 5 700 r/min and 213 N.m of torque at 4 mated with a 105 kW electric fed by a 650 V nickel-metal hydride battery, for a output of 151 kW. Uniquely, ES 250′s engine has four active engine mounts to suppress and vibration at engine speeds 900rpm.

The ES 300h is equipped an eCVT transmission and accelerates to 100 from standstill in 8,5 seconds, but a level of combined fuel (5,5 litres/100km) that’s associated with thatthose of vehicles. The new Lexus ES 300h hybrid has combined-cycle fuel of 5.5 litres/100km and CO2 emissions for the ES 300h are atof 130 grams per kilometre.

The new ES has two transmissions, both designed for a of performance, economy, smoothness and low vibration and harshness (NVH).

ES transmissions have a gated lever with sequential mode, Artificial Intelligence shift control and Lexus Mode Select. The sequential-shift allows ES 250 and ES 300h drivers to driveability for manual-like shifting.

The ES 300h’s new eCVT system two 650-volt AC motor/generators and a compound set of planetary gears. The use of a planetary transmission, as opposed to a belt and type, means no energy is through slippage and fuel is improved.

Lexus ES 300h sophisticated software to control the smoothly adjusting the speed of the engine, generator and drive when the vehicle is accelerating or The software creates four driving modes: EV (electric ECO, NORMAL and SPORT.

At and at speeds of up to 45km/h, ES 300h can in EV mode and drive on electric alone – for minimal noise and emissions in residential areas and in car parks. ES 300h uses power exclusively to reverse.

4. handling courtesy of a new suspension and set-up

The front and rear of the new Lexus ES is designed to deliver a confident driving experience retaining that legendary magic carpet ride.

The suspension comesis courtesy of struts with new counter-wound, coil springs and a rose-joint stabiliser bar to optimise straight-line and enhance steering feel, symmetry between the left and sides of the vehicle.

This a very smooth responsive which took us along pretty windy roads the Cape. At no time did we have any and especially no torque steer.

The and rear dampers have been optimised for enhanced and


The first thing strikes you when you fold into the cockpit is

The long, layered look of the panel places the main displays directly in the driver’s of sight, via a standard eight-inch navigation screen and complementary multi-information display in the instrument

The new dash panel also traditional techniques with for a high quality finish, a hand-stitched dash panel and a tech self-illuminating LED analogue

The comprehensive operation zone is below the display zone and steering wheel-mounted controls, instrument stack, audio and controls, gear lever and award winning Remote System (operates on a similar to a computer mouse).


Adopted GS, the ES steering wheel features a 380mm design and houses phone, display and mode for ease of access. The steering angle has been lowered previous generations to facilitate steering inputs without the for the driver to over-reach.

Innovative lighting is linked to the entry and sequence and with the drive

The new ES possesses greater leg, and shoulder room than any of its competitors.

Up front, occupants are to 953.4mm of headroom, 1463.6mm of room, 1392mm of hip room and of leg room – the latter better many E segment vehicles.

seat occupants will be with 953.3mm of headroom, of shoulder room, 1365.9mm of hip and 1015.4mm of leg room. Of course, the of a front-wheel drive configuration, removes the need for a transmission further liberates space in the occupant area for maximum and a feeling of openness.

The luxurious and interior of the premium Lexus ES is available in a range of different and colour options to suit styles and tastes. Two embossed, interior colours are available: and ivory. Each provides a appearance that delivers a of personalised luxury, enhanced by the application of piano black on the dashboard and centre console.

Metallic ornamentation is applied to the centre console and front and door elements on all models.

space is a generous 490 litres for ES 250 the hybrid offers 425 litres. variants have a full spare tyre.

Dual-zone control

All ES air conditioner systems Nanoe™ technology, which moisture to ions passed the cabin to create a gentler for occupants. It works by coating microscopic Nanoe™ ions approximately 1,000 times water content than air ions via a special element. the ES 250 and the 300h feature two-zone control.

Multi-information display

All new ES models feature a highly satellite navigation and information as standard. Comprising a high- eight-inch, colour display, with the award-winning Lexus touch system, the navigation and system allows for the incorporationadoption of navigation and a reverse camera as equipment.

Other standard across the range include Bluetooth connectivity, voice capabilities as well as iPod and USB

5. Safety.

Standard active features include Vehicle Control with electric cooperative control (VSC+), control, ABS brakes, electronic distribution, brake assist and brake signal. Also in the standard package is the tyre-inflation warning system and Blind Monitor (BSM) with Change Assist.

The Blind Monitor helps detect in side blind spots and the driver of another vehicle in the by illuminating an amber symbol in the outside mirror. When the is engaged and the BSM detects that vehicle is in the adjacent lane, the BSM symbol in the mirror starts

This is very good as you miss cars in your spot ,and this warns you in ample time to a collision.

6. Pricing, Warranty and

As with the rest of the Lexus all models in the ES range are covered by a 000 km warranty. On the maintenance front, the ES 250 and come standard with the “Distance Plan Plus”.

To sum up: is a car that I would have a few years ago ,as it is great for having a and you get Lexus luxury,looks ,safety and loads of space. I have moved onto the IS OR THE GS now as my family is grown. But this is a good car and is a step ahead of its competitors.



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