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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 metres tall, and I was able to the driver’s seat to suit my physique, then move to the rear seat, where I still insert a clenched between my knees and the back of the seat.

Lexus ES 250

Neatly stitched wall-to-wall trim, velour headliner and ambient lighting make the a warm and welcoming place to be, the flight-deck crew get to enjoy a interface with a 200mm monitor for satnav and infotainment below a classy analogue

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 drive-mode selector lets the choose between Eco, and Sport settings, while the lighting reflects the mood: for Eco, red for Sport.

The special-order ES 300h combines a Atkinson cycle four-cylinder rated for 118kW at 570rpm and at 4500 with a 105kW motor and 650V nickel-metal battery for a total system of 151kW. An electronically-controlled constantly transmission takes the ES 300h to in a quoted 8.5 seconds and on to a 180km/h velocity.

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

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