New 2019 Lexus ES ushers a new era of performance and sophistication

August 28, 2018 9:30 am


The seventh-generation Lexus ES builds on its strengths with an all-new platform and is now available through the Al-Futtaim Lexus network in the UAE, the largest distributor of green luxury vehicles.

After six generations of unprecedented success in the luxury sedan segment, the 2019 Lexus ES makes an extraordinary leap with a striking coupe-like design, enhanced performance, and innovative technologies. 

The all-new ES is available across all Al-Futtaim Lexus showrooms in the UAE starting from AED 195,000.

One of two major additions to the all-new Lexus ES lineup includes the ES 300h, an electrified hybrid model, which combines two power sources consisting of a petrol engine and two electric motors. The class-leading hybrid electric model enables customers to contribute to a sustainable future while enjoying increased driving satisfaction and engagement provided by its advanced technologies and cabin quietness, as well as its acceleration smoothness, especially when starting off.

The second addition is the all-new 2019 Lexus ES F-SPORT model, which further enhances the driving excitement so that drivers can enjoy a sense of oneness with the car, born of its ability to respond immediately to driving enthusiasts’ intentions in various situations. 

The newly introduced electrified variant, ES 300h offers over 80% better fuel savings compared to the petrol engine current generation ES.

Running 24.1 km on one liter of petrol, the ES 300h is able to go 1205 kilometers on a full tank without having to stop by a petrol station.

“The first generation of this best-selling sedan debuted in 1989, and over the past 30 years, Lexus ES has evolved to constitute, thanks to its supreme quality and unbeatable dependability, a key staple in many houses and fleets,” said Mohamed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus.

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Elegant Exterior

The new longer, lower and wider ES pushes the limits of design in the luxury sedan class. For this generation, daring design elements have been added to the car to challenge the traditional expectations of buyers.

To create a dynamic yet fluid shape and enhance the driver’s visibility, a low hood has been adapted, producing a distinctive silhouette emphasized by an aggressive downward angle.

10 colors make up the exterior paint palette including two new shades, Sunlight Green and Ice Ecru. The F-SPORT model gets two exclusive colors: White Nova, embodying ultimate purity, and Heat Blue that expresses high energy.  

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Futuristic Interior

In the new ES, the driver’s focus is kept on the road ahead by placing the center display screen, instrument panel and available heads-up display in a tight cluster in the driver’s field of view. Front passengers, on the other hand, get a more open and spacious environment that promotes relaxation.

A New Era of Performance

Known primarily for comfort and quietness, the engineering team’s aim was to turn the new ES into a car that is capable of delivering a fundamentally higher level of performance than any of its predecessors. The starting point was the newly developed GA-K platform, an exceptionally rigid front-wheel-drive chassis, rivaling the GA-L rear-wheel-drive platform used for the LC coupe and LS sedan in terms of torsional stiffness.

ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 mated to a new 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission, with an update to D4-S fuel injection, designed to deliver commanding acceleration along with an invigorating sound. The impressively smooth engine now throws 301 horsepower, up significantly by 11%, compared to the older model, while delivering 16% better fuel economy.

The HEV variant, ES 300h is capable of delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, responsive performance and minimal emissions. 

Highlighting Lexus’ unrelenting focus on safety, the all-new vehicle ensures complete peace of mind with Lexus Safety System+, an advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection during daylight and certain low-light condition. The vehicle comes with a myriad of other safety systems.

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