Lexus ES and ES300h Performance and Economy Details Released

Having yet to price their new ES sedan, the Japanese manufacturer has made the fuel-economy and performance figures available and they are more than adequate for a car of this size, with a 3.5-liter V6 under the bonnet.

Lexus claim to have improved the fuel efficiency of the 2013 car moderately, with city figures rising from 19 (12.3l/100km) to 21 US mpg (11.2l/100km), highway figures increasing a tad more, from 27 (8.8l/100km) to 31 US mpg (7.6l/100km). Performance is slightly off, when compared to the previous version, but the decent increase in fuel efficiency more than makes up for the 0.1 seconds which it adds to the old car’s 0-62mph time of 7 seconds dead.

However, the big addition to the range is a hybrid version, dubbed the ES300h, the first hybrid ever made available on the ES series. Its hybrid drive system achieves a combined power output of 200hp, from its 2.5-liter petrol engine and electric motor. More impressive, however, are the car’s economy claimed figures of around 40 US mpg (an unrealistic 5.9l/100km) in the city and 39 (a much more realistic 6l/100km) on the highway. The hybrid drivetrain drives the front wheels through a CVT and the car can sprint to 100km/h (62mph) in just over 8 seconds.

Pricing and further details have yet to be announced, but this decently-looking sedan will probably attract a fair few car buyers looking for a more upmarket Prius to haul themselves in.
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