The Lexus E’S was first introduced all the way back in 1989 when the brand introduced it alongside the most expensive LS sedan. The ES, back then, proved to be a massive sales success for the brand, as it also brought a large number of consumers for the first time to the Lexus brand.
In India, the luxury sedan first made its debut that is sixth generation guise, all the way back in 2017. Lexus, however, updated the ES as it was due with a major update, transitioning the entry-level sedan from the brand to its seventh-generation model. For those unaware, the 7th-generation car was first unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in 2018.
This prices for the entry-level sedan were increased, and also fill out in size.
But, Lexus only last year announced it will be producing the BS-VI version of the ES right here in India, which, subsequently let the brand to reduce the prices for the sedan. Here’s why you should pick up the Lexus E’S sedan if you’re shopping for something similar for that budget. Read on.
As said above, the newest iteration of the Lexus E’S large L’S sedan. Therefore, it is, without a doubt, an absolute delight for the eyes. I might as well go as far as saying this is the most stunning and striking sedan in its class. And, on the plus side, it has lots of street presence too, meaning the elegant design of the ES sure pries eyeballs while on the move.
It’s not a small sedan by any measure, as the ES’ brochure indicates that the sedan is 4,976mm in length, 1,864mm in width, and 1,445mm in height. The dual-tone 17-inch wheels are separated by a wheelbase of 2,870mm. Other than that, it has a slightly conservative fuel tank capacity of 50-litres and a boot space capacity of 425-litres.
In India, the ES comes powered by a 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol-hybrid engine, which is good for 215bhp and 221Nm of torque. It comes mated to a CVT automatic transmission as a standard fit. Since this is an elegant sedan and, of course, far from a sporty offering, the Lexus E’S is tuned to behave well on mild-throttle inputs, therefore, offering a pleasant and soothing driving experience.
While its sheer girth might say otherwise, the Lexus E’S is actually quite a fuel-efficient car. Lexus claims that the ES is good for 22.37km/l, which is simply outstanding for a sedan in this class. This is largely due to the fact that the ES is a petrol-hybrid vehicle.
With the Lexus ES, you do get a sunroof, steering-mounted controls for audio and cruise control, ventilated seats with cooling and heating function, and head-up display, 10 airbags, ES’P and Traction Control as part of the equipment list. Our only grouse is that the 12.3-inch infotainment screen, while slick and loaded with detailed graphics, misse out on both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Variants and Prices
As of mid-2020, the Lexus ESis available in two variants, both in the petrol-hybrid-automatic configuration. The prices start at Rs. 51.9 lakhs for the 300h Exquisite variant going all the way to Rs. 56.95 lakhs for the 300h variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming cars, only at autoX.