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Lexus ES 250

Sneak preview: SA-bound ES 250

By Dave Abrahams

Cape isn’t always the Sleepy Mother City motoring were the first in South to get up close and personal with the Lexus ES 250 luxury sedan at an dinner/preview on Monday night, two ahead of the car’s official at the Johannesburg International Motor

Although the spacious ES (Lexus neither confirm nor deny the designation stands for Executive is new to South Africa, it’s the sixth generation of a Japanese-built dating back to 1989 now the L-brand’s top seller worldwide.

Lexus SA is being coy about until the ES goes on sale early in November, but marketing Glenn Crompton did say it would in just below the IS range starts at R464 300).

available to special order in Africa will be the ES 300h Given that the GS 450h is R235 000 more expensive its conventional GS 350 sibling, we’d that the ES 300h would come in at close to R700

Whereas the IS and GS sedans have a performance streak, the ES is unashamedly on comfort; its wheelbase is 45mm than that of its predecessor, its shorter and its cabin more

Lexus has achieved (much-needed) headroom by increasing front-seat (they can now be lowered an extra and putting a Ligier-style dent in the over the rear seats, increasing the already-generous rear by another 60mm.

I’m 1.78 metres and I was able to adjust the driver’s to suit my rotund physique, move to the right rear where I could still a clenched fist between my and the back of the driver’s seat.

Lexus ES 250

stitched wall-to-wall leather velour headliner and soft lighting make the cabin a and welcoming place to be, while the crew get to enjoy a remote-touch with a 200mm colour for satnav and infotainment displays, a classy analogue clock.

Standard kit includes a sunroof, entry, heatable power-adjusted seats, an electrochromatic mirror and parking sensors — as as an electronic stability program, assist with blind-spot pre-crash safety system and 10


The ES 250 has a new 2.5-litre, VVT-i DOHC four-cylinder engine rated for 135kW at and 235Nm at 4100rpm. Driving a standard six-speed auto it’ll do the century sprint in than 10 seconds and hit more 200km/h flat out.

A rotary drive-mode selector the driver choose between Normal and Sport settings, the instrument lighting reflects the blue for Eco, red for Sport.

The ES 300h combines a 2.5-litre cycle four-cylinder engine for 118kW at 570rpm and 213Nm at with a 105kW electric and 650V nickel-metal hydride for a total system output of An electronically-controlled constantly variable takes the ES 300h to 100km/h in a 8.5 seconds and on to a 180km/h terminal

Lexus ES 250
Lexus ES 250
Lexus ES 250
Lexus ES 250
Lexus ES 250

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