The Lexus ES 300h has been updated and re-introduced in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 59.71 lakh (ex-showroom) for the exclusive variant, while the ES 300h luxury variant costs Rs 65.81 lakh. The Lexus ES 300h is one of the company’s best-selling models worldwide. In its updated avatar, it gets several changes in the cabin, while the made-in-India model gets a few additions to the feature list. It now offers increased storage space and better accessibility in the center console. In addition, the Lexus Dynamic Voice Recognition feature now makes its way to the ES 300h and enhances the ease of operation and control onboard.
The updated model comes with hands-free operation for the trunk lid, and gets wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto as a standard feature on both the variants. The new ‘Profile function’ is indeed a new addition for users to register their own customized multimedia settings for a more personalized experience.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Naveen Soni, President, Lexus India said, “Lexus India is committed to creating products and services that deliver the unparalleled comfort and superior performance that our discerning guests desire. The newly upgraded ES is sure to captivate our luxury consumers by integrating elements of elegance and craftsmanship with new technology and design that will take us forward in our endeavor to deliver an amazing Lexus experience.
The ES 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre direct injection engine coupled with a self-charging electric motor to deliver a combined output of 214 horsepower. As a result, it can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 8.9 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 180 kmph. The hybrid powertrain helps the ES 300h with a claimed fuel efficiency of 22.6 kmpl.