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LEXUS FURTHER EXPANDS ES 300h STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Lexus is continuing to build on the success of the seventh-generation ES medium luxury sedan by expanding the level of innovative driver assistance technology included as standard.

Reaffirming the Lexus commitment to world-leading safety, the ES 300h Luxury now includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Brake (RCTA-B), which joins the Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) and Parking Support Brake (PKSB) already standard1.

This technology utilises both front- and rear-mounted sensors to detect static objects ahead and behind the vehicle, and for the first time on the ES 300h Luxury, crossing vehicles that may be approaching behind1.

Working during the vehicle's initial forward or reverse acceleration from standstill and when the vehicle is moving at up to 15km/h, the RCTA-B, ICS and PKSB systems can firstly help warn the driver of an imminent parking or pedestrian collision.

The systems can for the ES 300h Luxury now apply braking in reverse if a driver fails to respond or provide adequate braking response to a collision1.

A Blind-Spot Monitor1 (BSM) also now becomes standard on the ES 300h Luxury for the first time.

These additions further build on the comprehensive list of the latest active safety and driver assistance technologies as part of the Lexus Safety System+1, which can help prevent an accident from happening and continue as standard.

This includes all-speed Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC) with Road Sign Assist (RSA), a Pre-Collision Safety system (PCS) with pedestrian detection and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA).

The Lexus Safety System+ joins safety technology that also continue as standard, including a reversing camera with Rear Guide Assist (RGA), 10 SRS Airbags, LED low-beam headlights with automatic high beam (AHB) and a tyre pressure warning system1.

This technology adds to the segment-leading style, luxury and convenience features offered across the Lexus ES 300h luxury medium sedan line-up.

ES 300h Luxury highlights
• 17-inch Luxury Alloy Wheels with 215/55R17 tyres
• LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
• Keyless Smart Entry (4 door) with an Ultrasonic Break-In Alarm
• Tilt & Slide Moonroof
• Privacy Glass
• Active Cornering Assist (ACA)
• LED Rear Tail-Lamps
• 12.3-inch Multimedia screen with Lexus Remote Touch Controller
• Apple CarPlay®2, Android Auto3 and Lexus App Suite4 (LAS)
• 10 Speaker Audio including Digital Radio DAB+5, USB & AUX Input
• Satellite Navigation System with SUNA Live Traffic Alerts6
• Wireless Charger Inside Console
• Head-Up Display (HUD)
• Heated 10-way Power Adjustable Front Seats
• Self-dimming Interior Mirror
• Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning with nanoe®7
• Lexus Climate Concierge

ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack highlights
• 18-inch Luxury Alloy Wheels with 235/45R18 tyres
• Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, 14-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat with Memory
• Panoramic View Monitor
• Power Sunshade on Rear Window

ES 300h F Sport highlights
• 19-inch F Sport Alloy Wheels with 235/40R19 tyres
• F Sport Adaptive Variable Suspension
• F Sport Styling
• Drive Mode Select - ECO, NORMAL and SPORT S, SPORT S+ and CUSTOM
• 8.0-inch LCD Instrument Cluster
• Panoramic View Monitor
• 3-eye Bi-Beam LED headlamps
• Adaptive High-beam System (AHS)
• F Sport Seats
• Power Sunshade on Rear Window

ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack highlights
• 17-speaker Mark Levinson®7 audio including subwoofer and amplifier
• Hands free power boot-lid
• Heated steering wheel

ES 300h Sports Luxury specification
• 18-inch Sports Luxury Alloy Wheels with 235/45R18 tyres
• 3-eye Bi-Beam LED headlamps
• Adaptive High-beam System (AHS)
• Hands Free Power Boot Lid
• Panoramic View Monitor
• Mark Levinson®7 17 Speaker Audio including Subwoofer & Amplifier
• Tri-zone Climate Control Air Conditioning with Humidity Sensor
• Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, 14-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat with Memory
• Power Adjustable Reclining/Heated Outer Rear Seats
• Heated Steering Wheel with Leather Accented and Wood Grain Inserts
• Semi-Aniline Leather Accented Interior Trim
• Rear Armrest with Air Conditioning, Audio, Rear Heater, Rear Reclining and Sunshade Controls
• Sunshade on Rear Window (Power) and Rear Door (Manual)

Every ES 300h is powered by a highly advanced and refined Lexus self-charging hybrid electric powertrain with a combined 160kW of power and incredible fuel efficiency from as low as 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres8.

The 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine also produces 221Nm in addition to 202Nm from the electric motor to deliver spirited performance.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the latest upgrades to the ES 300h reflects the luxury lifestyle brand's commitment to regular updates for key models.

"Lexus wants to ensure all ES customers experience the highest level of active safety and driver assistance technology," Mr Thompson said.

"This update also means the ES will best complement the forthcoming new Lexus IS and together provide even more desirable segment options for luxury customers."

In 2019 the Lexus ES increased its sales performance by 183.3 per cent compared with the year prior. Along with IS, the Lexus duo increased their share of the luxury medium passenger car segment from 7.3 per cent (2018) to 8.1 per cent (2019).

So far this year (August 2020 year-to-date) the ES and IS have secured an even higher 9.6 per cent share of the luxury medium passenger car segment.

The new Lexus IS will arrive in Australia in November.

2020 Lexus ES 300h pricing

Grade Price9
ES 300h Luxury
ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack
ES 300h F Sport
ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack
ES 300h Sports Luxury
$62,525
$68,875
$71,500
$75,500
$77,000



1 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
2 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.5
3 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
4 Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see lexus.com.au/connectivity.
5 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
6 Service varies based on vehicle location. See sunatraffic.com.au
7 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
8 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (L/100km).
9 Recommended retail price provided for general media release purposes only. Excludes dealer deliver and statutory charges. Optional extras at additional cost.


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For more information, please contact:

Dan DeGasperi
Lexus Australia public relations
E: dan.degasperi@lexus.com.au
M: +61 466 612 742



 
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