2018 Lexus ES 300h Launched

  • Jul 24, 2018

Lexus has launched the 2018 ES 300h hybrid sedan in India at a price tag of Rs 59.13 lakh (ex-showroom India). It is the seventh-gen model of the ES nameplate, which made its India debut in March 2017 with the sixth-gen model.

The new ES 300h is based on the on the GA-K platform, which is the Lexus’ version of Toyota’s new TNGA platform that underpins eighth-gen Camry, which is expected to be launched here next year.

The new sedan is powered by a BSVI-compliant hybrid powertrain, which is a combination of a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder (178PS/212Nm) petrol engine and an 88kW (119PS) electric motor. The hybrid system has a combined power output of 217PS. Power is sent to the front wheels via an e-CVT gearbox. The Lexus sedan has a claimed mileage of 22.37kmpl.

Like its predecessor and other Lexus models sold in India, the seventh-gen ES 300h continues to be a CBU (completely built unit) offering. It will renew its rivalry against likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF.


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