New Lexus ES 300h Premium trim launched
Priced at £35,750, the Lexus ES 300h Premium is available in at simply £550 greater than the entry degree mannequin, however provides £3,140-worth of additional gear. Among the many customary options are 18-inch alloy wheels (up from the bottom automobile’s 17-inch gadgets), a 12.3-inch navigation system, a heated steering wheel, wi-fi smartphone charging, a heated windscreen and computerized wipers.
Security tech is elevated with out the vary with Blind Spot monitoring and Rear Cross Visitors Alert now customary in all fashions, whereas the entry-level ES will get a 10-speaker Pioneer audio system, dual-zone local weather management, heated and electrically adjustable entrance seats, a sunroof, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as customary.
Above the Premium sits the F Sport, which positive factors a extra beneficiant Tech and Security pack possibility. This additionally provides the 12.3-inch display screen and wi-fi charging, plus a heated steering wheel and “triple-eye” LED headlights. Even with this pack specified, the F-Sport is priced at £39,255, and CO2 emissions of 128g/km assist the F Sport to fit into the 28 p.c Profit in Sort firm automobile tax bracket. Over and above the lesser fashions, the F Sport provides adaptive dampers, a novel physique equipment, 19-inch wheels, rear privateness glass and auto-folding door mirrors.
The range-topping Takumi will get a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a head-up show, semi-aniline leather-based upholstery, particular “Shimamoku” wooden trim inlays within the sprint, plus an digital tailgate with hands-free kick sensor.
Lexus continues to supply its digital aspect mirrors. They price £1,600 additional, and as we found throughout our current drive, they don’t work effectively sufficient to justify the additional price, and the screens appear to be an afterthought within the in any other case pristine cabin.
All fashions proceed with a hybrid powertrain: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol mixes with an electrical motor, which guarantees 53.2mpg in official exams.
Now learn our overview of the usual Lexus ES 300h proper right here….