The Lexus ES is one of the first Lexus vehicles that embarked across the globe and after six generation it's second only to RX crossover SUV in overall Lexus arsenal. The Lexus ES sedan is one such car that holds an appeal to buyers who are looking for a long list of luxury features, coupled with reliability of performance and efficiency. For the people who think of driving a luxury sedan, ES offers an engaging experience that subconsciously draws your interest towards it. The Indonesian market is tough in the luxury sedan segment and Lexus holds a strong position with the range of models it presents to the customers.
In the Indonesian market, Lexus ES is available in two variants – ES 250 and ES 300. Lexus ES 300 is exhilarated with a hybrid 2.5-litre four cylinder engine that is sufficient enough to deliver maximum power measuring 204 hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque measuring 250 Nm at 4800 rpm. Accelerate smoothly with Lexus ES as this sedan will clock 0 to 100 km/ h mark in a time span of 8.5 seconds and the needle will not take a halt till 180 kmph mark. Coming to ES 250, its sports a non-hybrid 2.5-litre engine which delivers a maximum power output measuring 181 hp at 6000 rpm alongside a maximum torque clocking 235 Nm at 4100 rpm. The acceleration count measures 9.8 seconds to reach 100 kmph milestone while the top speed of this variant measures 207 kmph. The engine is also coupled with an electric motor that helps the vehicle to run on electric power instead of petrol and fuel consumption is reduced in an effective manner measuring 5.4 L/100 km. (ES 300) The ES hybrid is also soft on environment and has received Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Rating (SULEV).
The striking design that offers more ways to make more of an impression. The sculpted lines flowing across the wide stance along with sleek profile combine to make a dominant presence over the road. The spindle grille that styled in a bold manner, LED daytime running lights and highly rigid body when set in motion becomes all the more unforgettable. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4900mm X 1820mm X 1450mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase of 2820 mm is quite significant for providing enough cabin space along with appropriate leg room and head room to the occupants. To further enhance the performance the car is equipped with 17-in split-six-spoke alloy wheels with 215/55 VR 17.
From the flowing lines to dynamic bold corners, the ES stands out with quiet confidence. It holds an elegant presence that one cannot ignore easily as the distinctive birds-eye maple and leather steering wheel reflects manufacturer's keen attention to every detail, no matter how small it is. With the extended platform and sleeker front seat design, occupants enjoy the ultimate comfort of generous legroom and headroom. Muted LEDs along with centrally located decent size LCD screen with music system gives a warm and gentle environment according to the need. The boot space of 430-Litre is quite decent to say the least.
With the help of digital crash test, Lexus has evolved innovative safety features for the occupants to ensure there safety during the ride. The ventilated disc brakes are accompanied with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) that provides effective braking system to ES. The array of safety features further include air bag system (front, side and curtain), Traction Control System (TCS), include smart stop technology, blank spot monitoring sensors, Lane Departure Alert, direct tire pressure monitor system and Air bags system (Front, side and curtain) that further makes the ride more secure.
For the people who crave for sheer pleasure and luxury in their car, Lexus ES is a perfect entry level luxury sedan to keep them stand out of the crowd in the league.