The 2021 Lexus ES facelift comes with tasty upgrades including minor cosmetic tweaks, feature enhancements and brake and suspension improvements, all of which help keep the model fresh in the segment.
The 2021 Lexus ES facelift gets minor cosmetic changes, notably the new spindle grille and slimmer headlamps
Lexus India has introduced the updated ES 300h facelift in the country at a price of Rs 56.65 lakh. 2021 Lexus ES 300h The facelift is offered in two trims – Exclusive and Luxury – priced at ₹ 61.85 Lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). Compared to the pre-facelift version, the ES facelift has seen a hike of ₹10,000 and gets minor cosmetic upgrades and more features added to the list. Most notably, the 2021 ES now gets the latest Lexus spindle grille along with revised LED headlamps that are now slimmer and new 18-inch alloy wheels. There are also new paint options – Sonic Chrome and Sonic Iridium.
Commenting on the announcement, PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India, said, “We are proud to say that the ES 300h has been the most successful model in our portfolio and we are confident that the new ES 300h will bring more guests with its unmatched calmness. , Hybrid Technology, Elegant Designs and Unmatched Craftsmanship. As a brand that aims to provide an amazing experience to its guests, we are committed to offer innovative products with advanced technologies that will help our guests and create a pleasant Lexus ownership experience. We are confident, with the rise in technology and features, the ES 300h will continue to be the preferred choice for our discerning guests and maintain its lead in the luxury executive sedan segment.”
Cabin upgrades include a revised center console with new free-standing 12.3-inch infotainment display. It is now also a touchscreen system and is placed closer to the driver by more than 100 mm and tilted by 5-degrees. Other controls have also been modified below the touchscreen display. The cream upholstery has been replaced with a new black and brown cabin and comes with walnut brown trim inserts. Other features include rear seats, three-zone climate control, sunroof, heads-up display, 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, air purifier, and hands has been moved. -Free boot lid opening.
Power comes from the same 2.5-litre petrol-hybrid engine mated to an 88 kW permanent magnet motor. The combined output is 215 bhp. Lexus says the brakes and suspension have been upgraded for better ride and handling. The engine is mated to an e-CVT automatic unit. The spectacular upgrade will make the Lexus ES more equipped to take on its rivals including the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and the Jaguar XF.