Review: Lexus ES (2018)
Replaced the GS and comes exclusively with 300h hybrid powertrain.
Front-drive 2.5 litre self-charging hybrid with epicyclic CVT only.
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R/2019/123: There is a possibility that the emergency calling system has not been activated. Affects cars sold between October 2018 and March 2019. Read more
The ES 300h makes its debut in a range of three versions: the entry-level ES, the ES F Sport and the top-of-the-range ES Takumi, a new grade which takes its name from the Japanese master craftsmanship... Read more
The ES 300h is equipped with a new, fourth generation self-charging hybrid drive system. It couples an ultra-efficient 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder petrol engine with a lighter, more compact... Read more
Lexus ES (2018): At A Glance
- New prices start from £35,150, brokers can source from £33,442
- Contract hire deals from £340.56 per month
- Insurance Group 28
- On average it achieves 89% of the official MPG figure
Seventh generation Lexus ES is forging a new, more ambitious path. Long renowned for its comfort, refinement and luxury appointments, the new ES builds on its strengths with an all-new chassis that allows for a more dynamic exterior design and even better driving performance.
More spacious, quieter and safer than ever before, more dramatic styling replaces bland styling of previous generation ES. Sharpened performance, "class-leading safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this market segment."
First Lexus ES to be sold in the UK and Western Europe. Follows the new LS flagship saloon and LC coupe in carrying forward dramatic Lexus spindle grille styling. Built on all-new Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform giving a more engaging driving experience and higher safety provisions. Available from January 2019, the UK range features the ES 300h, powered by a new self-charging hybrid system. ES 200, ES 250 and ES 350 petrol engine models available in certain other European markets from September 2018.
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Lexus ES (2018): What's It Like Inside?
- Euro NCAP rating of five stars
ES gets second generation Lexus Safety System+, 17-inch alloy wheels, Lexus Navigation with eight-inch central display, DAB, parking sensors, power-adjustable, heated front seats, sunroof and Tahara upholstery
ES F Sport adds F Sport interior and exterior styling details, 19-inch alloys, F Sport seats and adaptive sports suspension
ES Takumi comes with power bootlid with hands-free kick sensor, heated and power-reclining rear seats, 12.3-inch display, Mark Levinson premium surround sound audio, 360-degree camera, triple-zone air conditioning, triple-eye LED multi-weather headlights with Adaptive High-beam System and Adaptive Front-lighting System
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Real MPG average for a Lexus ES (2018)
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