2018 Lexus ES 300h Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 59.13 Lakh
Lexus ES 300h Launched (File Photo)

Lexus India, on Thursday silently launched the next generation ES 300h sedan in the domestic market. Priced at Rs. 59.13 lakh (ex-showroom India), the new generation ES 300h sedan is based on the company's global Architecture K, which is a derivative of Toyota's TNGA platform. The new ES 300h model comes with refreshed styling not only on the outside but also outside along with the more powerful hybrid engine. Moreover, the company also initiated bookings for the sedan on Thursday itself.

Talking about the design, the sedan gets a bold look with the company's signature-style grille that gives a stylish appeal upfront. It also takes design cues from the flagship model - LS which is complemented by LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, dynamic rear end and much more. Moreover, the overall appeal of the sedan is underlined by nine new paint jobs.

Inside the cabin, the new ES now carries significant changes which include a dark brown dashboard tilted slightly towards the driver. The sedan also sports a 12.3-inch infotainment system, 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, rear leg space of 998.6mm, four interior colour schemes and three types of cabin trims, front seat heating function, 17-speaker Mark Levinson Pure Play system and more. On the safety front, the sedan gets 10-airbags, stability control, hill-start assist and more.

2018 Lexus ES300 Engine (File Photo)

Under the hood, the sedan comes with an improved edition of 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol mill which is a Euro-VI compliant. The petrol motor also works in conjunction with an electric motor. The engine is tuned to make 218hp of maximum power, which is a 16hp increase over the previous model.

N Raja, Chairman, Lexus India said “The Lexus ES has undoubtedly been one of our most well-loved vehicles, and this new generation model builds on its strengths to offer a driving experience that is as powerful and exciting, as it is elegant and sophisticated.  The launch of the all new Lexus ES 300h is a reiteration of our commitment to crafting vehicles with enhanced excitement, passion and innovation; and this car will continue to offer our guests a wide range of options, each crafted consciously, and designed exquisitely to meet their exacting standards of excellence.”