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Lexus gives its all in new ES

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Lexus has learned to box clever its model range over the decade or so. The company has a sales to which other automakers, those in Germany, do not subscribe: even coined a phrase for it and much of it at the launch of its ES models in Africa.

More is more.

The is also all over Lexus’ and was uttered repeatedly during the presentation, though heard the time it was easy to understand. The ES – in petrol and petrol/battery hybrid – could be called the entry-level though of course there’s no thing as an entry-level Lexus any than there’s an entry-level


But to more is more. Mercedes and BMW – the particularly – tend to offer an level car that few people buy. The Range Rover whose launch Wheels 24 a week or so earlier, does it offers extra specifications or to existing ones.

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The list on the Rangey more than R96 000! to the basic Mercs and Beemers can run to more than that – it all on how deep is your pocket and is your desire for the possibly extras.

Lexus, with ES, doesn’t give the buyer any it gives him/her pretty everything you could want on a from leather upholstery in or black through a choice of modes from comfort to big-screen satnav, superb a six-speed auto ‘box and a launch to 100km/h.

Fuel consumption is listed as but we got closer to 10; top speed is 200km/h+ why anybody should want to go fast is beyond us. And really, bragging about about top really rather 1970’s? schoolboyish?

The only thing I was a pair of shift paddles the steering-wheel; I’ve grown to like that innovation. the auto shifter will do the job should you fancy trying the ES excellent road-holding on a mountain – something on which the Western has pretty much the monopoly.

You after all, do five lunch. and you don’t have to potholes.


So, what are all these ‘extras’ for you don’t have to pay, er, Lexus kindly supplied a I just have to type it: roof with tilt slide, LED daytime running front fog lights, 17” alloy (both models have R17 V-rated tyres which, insists, are in plentiful supply), assistance with guide reversing camera, rear LED lights, embossed leather power adjustment for the front and lumbar support adjustment, entry and push-button start, steering-wheel, power external with auto-retract and blind-spot each side, 20cm display for a multitude of functions include phone and satnav, control, three drive (plus full electric on the second multi-info display in of the driver, eight-speaker sound for finger stretch).

then there’s power shade that if in place, if you select reverse, rear tyre-pressure monitors, vehicle and traction control, 10 air bags, brakes with the usual pressue reserve and possibly the front AND rear legroom of any executive sedan.

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Lexus explains that the ES, not as overtly powerful and sporty as the IS 350 earlier in 2013 compensates cabin space closer to of the much bigger GS.

But the car is no slouch: the four-cylinder, quad-valve, DOHC, VVT-i petrol engine in the ES 250 is of 135kW at 6000rpm and 235Nm at The petrol/electric 300h has a 2.5-litre VVT-i petrol engine at 5700rpm, 213Nm at 4500) and a electric motor fed by a 650V hydride battery, for a combined of 151kW.

That makes the car for 8.5sec to 100km/h but, importantly, 5.5 litres/100km.


this ‘total package’ of cars going to cost? would be R435 900 for the petrol and R515 000 for the hybrid which, says, “puts it in the price of a small German sedan but the interior space of an upper limousine. This is what ES unique in the market”.

It’s also described as the gap of an accessible sedan focused on and luxury with a substantial advantage over all its competitors”. the ES is seven percent larger the IS models, being wider and with the extra length a flat floor) contributing to the passenger space.

The ride is top-drawer and very quiet, almost undetectable, but Lexus has in a rather nice exhaust should you decide to play the cars’ performance possibilities.

also points out that on the ES, given that all its ‘extras’ are in ‘standard’, is linear. Competitors’ it explains, do not hold the value of the items added from the menu – the reflected book will be on the base model, not on the R100 000 of option padding to the base purchase price.

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