Lexus has introduced the Lexus ES facelift luxury sedan in India, with prices beginning at Rs 56.65 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The ES is still available in two trim levels: Exquisite and Luxury (Rs 61.85 lakh). The new ES costs Rs 10,000 more than the previous model and has minor cosmetic changes as well as more equipment.
- The new ES costs Rs 10,000 more than the previous model.
- It receives a new touchscreen infotainment system.
- Powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor
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What’s new in the 2021 Lexus ES facelift?
Starting with the cosmetics, the 2021 car’s changes are quite subtle. It gets the latest version of Lexus’ trademark spindle grille, as well as updated LED headlamps and new alloy wheels. The refreshed ES also receives two new paint colours: Sonic Chrome and Sonic Iridium.
The cabin also receives minor updates, the most noticeable of which is a redesigned centre console. The free-standing infotainment display is now closer to the occupants and has touchscreen functionality, while the lower control surfaces have also been updated.
The previously available cream upholstery on the ES has been replaced with black upholstery and new walnut trim inserts.
In terms of equipment, the new touchscreen is the most significant update to the ES, with the rest of the list remaining largely unchanged. The sedan is equipped with power recline rear seats, a sunroof, three-zone climate control, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a head-up display, powered front seats with memory, hands-free boot lid opening, and more, depending on the variant.
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2021 Lexus ES facelift: engine lineup
The updated ES, like its predecessor, is only available with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. The system combines a 178hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine with an 88kW permanent magnet electric motor – the same setup as its sister model, the Toyota Camry. The powertrain configuration generates a total system output of 218hp. Power is routed to the wheels via a CVT gearbox, which is standard.
Lexus ES facelift in 2021: competitors
The updated ES competes with well-known German rivals such as the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.