Lexus PH expands ES lineup with new mid-range ES 300h Luxury model
Back in December 2021, Lexus Philippines officially revealed the refreshed ES for the 2022 model year. Featuring subtle updates both inside and outside, the executive sedan was initially available in two distinct variants; the ES 300h Executive and the top-of-the-line ES 350 Premier which comes with all the bells and whistles.
Fast forward to September 2022, and Lexus Philippines has expanded the ES lineup with a new hybrid variant. Dubbed the ES 300h Luxury, it now serves as the mid-grade variant in the range and comes with more amenities than the entry-level 300h.
From its namesake, the 300h Luxury gets similar luxurious appointments and equipment as the range-topping ES 350 Premier. These include rain-sensing wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/45 tires, smooth leather seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory function, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a kick sensor for the trunk, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The ES 300h Luxury also comes with the intelligent Lexus Safety Sense (LSS). This gives the hybrid sedan a suite of advanced safety features that include a pre-collision system (PCS), adaptive high beam system (AHB), lane tracing assist (LTA), lane departure alert (LDA), and dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC) AKA adaptive cruise control.
Powering the ES 300h Luxury is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that's paired with an electric motor for improved fuel efficiency. It makes a combined system output of 218 PS along with 300 Nm of torque. The engine is married to an E-CVT that drives the front wheels.
For extra peace of mind, the new 4th generation hybrid battery system found in the Lexus ES is covered by an 8-year HEV battery warranty, aside from the standard 3-year/100,000km warranty coverage.
The new ES 300h Luxury is now available at the Lexus Manila dealership in BGC and retails for PHP 4,218,000.