Lexus ES Set

Lexus ES facelift teased; launch on 7 October – Motofoto

Lexus India has finally launched the facelift version of its flagship luxury SUV on 7th October 2021. Earlier the launch, Lexus has excited the new model on its social media channels, confirming that it will have hybrid technology.  

Here is the list of all details given below.


The upcoming Lexus ES currently has a sharp appearance. It comes with a new-look grille, wheels, headlights, and advanced technologies that are much more advanced than its previous model. No doubt that the current model was unique. However, the updated front side with better-LED headlamps and DRLs build it look even bolder. 

Lexus ES Set

The large grille has also been updated with a bold style. At the rear, not a lot has been modified. The LED taillights, along with the twin exhaust tips, look good. The F Sport gets 19-inch wheels; however, the 17-inch ones are set as customary. The dimensions are similar to the ongoing model- 195.9 inches long and 113-inch wheelbase. The bottom is  5.9-inch, width- 73.4-inch, and height-  56.9-inch. 


New colors were added to the upcoming model. These are Cloudburst Gray and Iridium.


The cabin still manages to attract customers with its updates and comfort. The dashboard has a new touchscreen system in the middle. Apart from that, everything is the same as the ongoing model. The 7.0-inch instrument group appears excellent as ever. The leather handwheel feels premium in hands. The quality seats are wrapped in faux leather. They are available with superior cushioning. 

 Lexus ES  cabin

The size of the cabin is quite large.  While there are some updates in the cabin, most of them are similar to the previous model. Five average individuals can sit in with ease. The cabin has a lot of shoulder and legroom, even within the rear row. The interior features are-

  • Premium leather seats.
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument console.
  • 14-way power-adjustable driver seat 
  • Leather and wood trims
  • Heated steering wheel

The Lexus infotainment system remains similar with voice-command options and an easy interface. It also has an 8.0-inch system with a big 12.3-inch infotainment system with an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A few of the infotainment system features are as follows:

  • Satellite radio
  • 8.0-inch or 12.3-inch touchscreen center display.
  • Scout GPS Link navigation.
  • 10-speaker Pioneer premium audio experience.
  • Bluetooth and WIFI connectivity.
  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity.


The upcoming Lexus ES has three major features – 

  • ES250
  • ES300h
  • ES350

Below every trim, there are four sub-trims like  F Sport, Standard, Luxury, and Ultra Luxury. All trims have completely different powertrain and drivetrain choices. However, they share similar features below the sub-trims. 

  • The bottom ES250 starts at $40,800. It has the smallest amount of powerful engine in the bunch, a 2.5-liter, along with an inline-four engine and an all-wheel-drive system as standard.
  • The ES300h is priced between $1,100, 250 and 350, and features a hybrid origin. The base trim features are advanced and are priced at an all-time low.
  • The ES350 comes next with a new price, just like the ES250. However, it is much bigger and powerful with a 3.5-liter V-6 front-wheel drive.


All standard features are as follows:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display.
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 10-speaker Pioneer premium audio system.
  • Electric power steering.
  • Rearview camera.
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats.
  • Satellite radio.
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument console.
  • Heated front seats.
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Faux-leather seating.
  • Adaptive cruise control.

There are optional advanced features which include-

  • Power tilt and telescopic steering adjustability.
  • Driver seat memory functions.
  • Automatic wipers.

For the advanced and updated Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 standard, the following features are available-

  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection.
  • Blindspot monitoring.
  • Lane-keeping and lane departure warning.
  • Forward Mitigation mitigation.
  • Emergency braking assist.

The F Sport is a much sportier and advanced model. It will add options like-

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension.
  • Sports seats.
  • Premium package options.

F-Sport Exterior And Interior Visual Updates

Key features are as follows:

  • Navigation system.
  • Adaptive suspension.
  • Surround-view monitor.
  • Premium leather seats and interior trims.
  • Leather and wood steering wheel.
  • Power-operated trunk release.
  • Bespoke chassis dampening system for better stability.

Performance and Handling

The upcoming Lexus ES gets no mechanical upgrades and has similar engine choices. 

  • The ES 250 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces about 203 H.P. and 184 pound-feet of force. 
  • The ES 350 gets a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine with no turbochargers.  It will produce 302 HP and 267 pound-feet of force. 
  • The 350 F Sport gets a Dynamic Package suspension which helps in higher stability. The handwheel feels good. Overall, the ride comfort is excellent. However, it is not as great as expected in handling, just like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E. 


f you are looking for an SUV with a good engine, then the hybrid 300h is what you must choose. The engine range is around 580.8 miles, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in the section. The ES 350 delivers the smallest fuel economy among the trims with approximately 2-3 miles per gallon under the 250. It has an EPA rating of 25/34/28. Following the performance the V-6 puts out, the fuel economy is not the worst but somewhat better in each world.

Safety Features

The Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 has a list of updated safety features. Given below is an entire list of safety features-

  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Lane-departure warning.
  • Pre and post-collision safety system.
  • Automated emergency braking.
  • Lane-keeping assist.
  • Blind spot monitoring.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection.


The existing models of the Lexus ES prices from Rs. 56.62 Lakh (ex-showroom) in India.


After the launch, the Lexus ES will compete with the Mercedes E-Class.


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