Motoring Lexus ES300h Ashburton Guardian Online

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Motoring:Lexus ES300h

Lexus’ new is seriously comfortable, impressively loaded with gear and frugal on fuel!

These -drive ES’s, are Lexus’ level, luxury sedans. are priced from $80,995 for the

Engine options are either the petrol-electric hybrid as driven or a petrol V6 for the ES350. There are versions of both.

These an extra $14,000 and get a three-zone add cooling to the heated front and a concert class, 15 speaker Levinson surround sound and more.

ES’s are larger the more sporty IS cars, but in size to the rear-drive GS models.

The previous ES looked similar to, and were pretty much Camrys. These new models a totally different platform and for maximum space, refinement and

While they front up the now distinctive Lexus family the, they have a look about them nicely flared wheel and sculpted sides.

And while the competition offers a classy of diesels, Lexus offers preferring to take a different to economy with premium, hybrids.

This hybrid consists of the 2.5-litre petrol and an electric motor working to provide a combined output of This drives through a free, step-less, continuously transmission. It does its job really but there is a sequential manual together with sports if required.

Left to itself there’s an response and always a very amount of power both at and on call for prompt overtaking.

standstill 100kmh can be achieved in 8.5

The petrol engine only busy when hurried and the motor, naturally is almost

For its size the ES hybrid is very fuel-wise, with Lexus it at 5.5 litres/100km overall.

With my driving, the computer average was and a 950km range. And of course no RUCs to pay!

While the dynamics are comfort focused and with a really plush it is very well mannered corners and the extra weight of the pack is not noticed.

The electric steering is very friendly around town and it up sufficiently at speed.

Although not much in the way of “feel” it’s and adds to the ES’ overall very driving nature and straight-line

At cruise and under normal it’s super quiet.

is of course what one expects travelling in the typically Lexus, VIP with its impeccable décor, fit and complete with soft-touch loads of gear and quality furnishings.


With lots of adjustments the driver’s seat is to set up.

There’s expectedly abundant and cosseting comfort both and rear.

The combination of this, the ride and with the power window sunshade in place, to habitually encourage snoozing

Meanwhile the driver appreciates the made to make all the controls, and communications systems so easy to see on the screens and dials.

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I particularly the easy operation of those functions care of the “mouse-like” controller, the touch sensitive bars to change the temperature and the clock.

This is completed by the a reversing camera, smart start, the impressive standard system and sunroof.

Luggage-wise the power operated discloses a practical 425-litres of so it’s not tightened up too much by the pack and you do have the reassurance of a sized spare.

Safety-wise all in addition to vehicle stability/traction and 10 air-bags have front and sensors, the reversing camera and spot monitors together the maximum 5 star rating.

  ES300h

Price: $80,995 costs $94,995 )

Engine. petrol 4-cylinder and105kW motor (combined output

Transmission: 6-speed auto, driving front wheels.

5.5 litres/100km

0 to 100km/h: 8.5 seconds

5 stars

I’ll close as I by repeating that Lexus’s new is seriously comfortable, impressively loaded with gear and frugal on fuel!

As well, my passengers felt spoilt riding therein and for more!

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

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