2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]

2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]
2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU] Front View

2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]
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2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]
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2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]
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2022 Lexus ES 300h [EU]
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Building on the success of the 2018 model, the new Lexus ES offers the next level of executive sedan design, performance and luxury. Owners will discover an evolution of the executive sedan's design that now displays even more modern looks.

Powered by the luxury brand's 4th generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid technology, the new Lexus ES 300h delivers lower emissions than conventional powertrains. Inside, drivers will discover high-quality craftsmanship, new materials/colours and a new 12.3" multimedia touchscreen display, that is more intuitive to use and repositioned for easier operation.

Pioneering safety technology is delivered by the latest Lexus Safety System + and new BladeScan Adaptive High-Beam System AHS, another world-first from Lexus. In keeping with its striking looks, driving feel has been enhanced by improved rear suspension and brake pedal design and - on F SPORT models - Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS).

Overall, there has been an evolution in refined ride comfort and an improvement in 'linear responsiveness' in line with the brand's new dynamic performance benchmark: Lexus Driving Signature.

These improvements further reinforce the attractiveness of the ES 300h for business and fleet drivers, with segment-leading cost of ownership and 5% higher residual value after 36 months compared to its main competitors in the E-premium sedan segment.


The new ES marks a continued evolution of the executive sedan's elegant exterior design, adding even more flair and sophistication. The new styling combines modernity with improved functionality.

New 'provocative elegance' colour scheme

Throughout the interior, the driver will notice the attention to detail and skill of the brand's famed 'Takumi' artisans, starting with the specially sculpted steering wheel. The sumptuous upholstery is now available in stylish new hues and exquisite inlays that typify the handcrafted appearance of the cabin. For the new ES, Lexus interior designers have developed a new colour concept around the "provocative elegance" theme. Creating a more exclusive cabin atmosphere, walnut inlays in newly developed Sumi Black Walnut and Dark Brown Walnut convey modern ambience. In addition to Hazel, the interior can be ordered in a new Forest Brown tone. For a sportier feel, the F SPORT offers a white/black interior Tahara colour scheme.

Lexus Climate Concierge

A feature sure to be appreciated by business and private drivers alike, the Lexus Climate Concierge creates a perfect cabin climate by automatically controlling the seat heaters, the steering wheel heater and the seat ventilation in synergy with the air conditioning system. On the new ES 300h, a sensor also detects cabin humidity and cabin/windscreen temperature to ensure the windscreen does not fog up. Lexus Climate Concierge also features an updated nanoeTM X system, helping inhibit viruses and bacteria, reducing odours and moisturising hair and skin.

4th generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid

In European markets, the new ES 300h is equipped with the latest Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid system that delivers exceptional fuel efficiency, extremely refined performance and best-in-class CO2 emissions from just 119 g/km compared to petrol and diesel competitors. A smart option for those drivers looking for an alternative to petrol or diesel powertrains, it charges whilst you drive, slow down or brake, meaning the driver never has to plug the ES 300h in or worry about battery range. Owners enjoy an amazing blend of power, content in the knowledge that their car is fuel efficient and producing far fewer emissions than conventional petrol or diesel engines.

The car's hybrid system couples an ultra-efficient 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder petrol engine with a light and compact electric motor. Total system power is 218 DIN hp/160 kW and combined cycle fuel consumption is from 5.2 l/100 km in the combined WLTP cycle.

The real-life efficiency of the advanced Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid is evident in the outstanding results which the Lexus ES 300h has achieved in the prestigious Ecotest conducted by ADAC, Germany's leading automobile club. The ES 300h came on top of the 2019 ranking in the 'upper middle class' segment, being the only model achieving 4 stars out of a possible 5. Looking more specifically at fuel consumption, the ES 300h achieved outstanding results. Fuel consumption was recorded as low as 5.5l/100km in the overall test which combines dynamometer and road tests. It decreased even further to 4.3l/100km in urban driving conditions, where the benefits of Lexus' self-charging hybrid powertrain were fully leveraged.

Ultra-efficient and quiet petrol engine

The Lexus ES 300h's 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine incorporates fast-burn combustion technology that makes it one of the most thermally efficient engines ever built. The result is more power without increasing emissions or fuel consumption. This is achieved through features such as straight intake ports, increased valve angles and laser-finished valve seats. A variable capacity oil pump, multi-hole injectors, VVT-iE on the intake valves and a variable cooling system also contribute to the engine's impressive heat and combustion management. For a quieter ride, the new ES 300h has been fitted with a noise-reducing engine cover made of polyurethane sound absorbing material.

Smooth and sophisticated hybrid transaxle

Engineered to smoothly blend power delivered by the electric motor/generator and 2.5-litre engine, this transmission utilises a multi-axle arrangement of the electric motors to reduce the overall length of the transaxle by nearly 30 mm compared to the previous generation system. This incorporates a power split planetary ring gear, parking gear and counter drive gear into one compact unit.

Compact nickel-metal hydride battery

Engineered to last the life of the car, the ES 300h's nickel-metal hydride battery, which powers the electric motor and stores electricity generated by driving and braking, is positioned underneath the rear seats. Placing the battery here not only frees up luggage space, it improves weight distribution for better handling.

Power Control Unit (PCU)

Mounted directly above the transaxle, this compact PCU enables a low-bonnet design which improves aerodynamics and reduces fuel consumption. Whilst compact dimensions and low weight results from circuit board downsizing, the unit features reduced power losses and enhanced cooling efficiency.

Lower emissions

The new ES 300h produces far less CO2 than conventional petrol and diesel engines, helping to reduce global warming. Improving air quality, it produces very low levels of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates. Additionally, it can operate in zero emissions mode for a significant portion of the drive.

Thanks to its low fuel consumption and 50 litre fuel tank, the Lexus ES 300h also provides a segment-leading 960 km range with one tank of fuel.

Cost savings for fleet customers

Compared to an equivalent diesel model, Lexus hybrids are typically cheaper to own and run. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids also require less servicing and spare parts as there is no clutch, alternator or timing belt to replace and, with regenerative braking, brake pads wear less, with reduced tyre wear thanks to smoother linear acceleration. The ES 300h's lower emissions also reduce taxation. Business drivers pay less Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) as well as less company car tax, National Insurance and Vehicle Excise Duty.

Benefitting from Lexus' outstanding track record in vehicle quality and the proven durability of the Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid drivetrain, the ES 300h achieves a 5% higher residual value than its competitors after 3 years.

Driving Dynamics: An executive sedan that feels great to drive

ES Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki: "Our goal with the new ES 300h was to deepen the quality of the drive and enrich the car's feel even further. In addition to improving quietness and ride comfort, we optimized the car's linear motion, suspension and steering, making these respond faithfully to the driver's intentions."

New high-rigidity rear suspension brace

Building on the much-acclaimed GA-K platform, the switch from a single to dual sheet structure has increased torsional rigidity of the rear suspension on the new ES. This allows for more precise driving, aligned with driver intentions, even during high-speed lane changes.

Improved brake controllability

Amongst several other refinements, the ES team improved brake controllability. The braking system has been reprogrammed, the shape of the brake pedal improved, and vibrations reduced.

Enhanced Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)

The team also improved the Adaptive Variable Suspension on the Lexus ES 300h F SPORT model. Thanks to a new actuator, the system is now more responsive, especially to low damping forces. Similar to the systems on the LC coupé and LS sedan, AVS is capable of 650 levels of adjustment and now also features an expanded flow path for the oil flow control valve. The new system achieves high-quality ride comfort while improving steering response and stability.

Multimedia and connectivity provided by Lexus Link

With the new ES, business travel goes beyond the tactile pleasures of sumptuous seats. Luxury is equally the peace of mind that comes from drivers knowing they will reach an important meeting on time, in the most enjoyable, stress-free manner.

Lexus Link Multimedia

Comprising an extra-wide 12.3" touchscreen, a Remote Touch Interface, voice recognition and smartphone integration, Lexus Link Multimedia offers a fast, easy-to-use and engaging in-car experience.

Extra-wide 12.3" touchscreen

Lexus Link Multimedia on the new ES has been designed for ease of use and speed. At its heart is the ES 300h's 8" or 12.3" High Definition touchscreen that receives Over The Air (OTA) updates. The new touchscreen displays have been angled 5 degrees toward the driver and moved 112 mm forward to aid vision and usability. Lexus Link Multimedia offers a comprehensive range of features and a smooth display. The 12.3" display is equipped with Lexus Premium Navigation with vivid 3D graphics, audio and climate control.

Lexus Safety System +

The new ES is equipped with an improved version of the Lexus Safety System + package of active safety and driver assist features. While retaining the single-lens camera and millimetre-wave radar, Lexus has added functions such as Emergency Steering Assist and enhanced the system's lane recognition performance.

Pre-Collision System with new Intersection Turn Assist

The performance of the camera and radar has been improved, expanding the response range of the Pre-Collision System that detects cyclists during daylight hours and pedestrians in poor light conditions. Additionally, it will also provide support at junctions using Intersection Turn Assist, which detects oncoming vehicles when turning and pedestrians crossing the street.

Emergency Steering Assist

Also new, when a pedestrian very close or on your lane, Emergency Steering Assist (triggered by the driver's evasive steering) will assist the steering movements, enhancing vehicle stability and keeping the ES in lane.

Lane Tracing Assist

The lane-recognition functions of Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), which is an advanced driving support function that supports steering to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane, have been improved through the application of AI technologies that expand the assist range, resulting in smoother and more continuous steering assist.

Dynamic Driving Cruise Control

A new curve speed control function that slows the car in advance according to the size of an approaching curve has been added to Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with an all-speed tracking function). This function will decelerate the car automatically when it determines the vehicle speed is too high for the curve that is negotiated.

Digital Side View Monitor

The camera performance of the Digital Side View Monitor, designed to provide a better rear side view than conventional door mirrors, especially at night and when it is raining, has been improved. Interference-reduction processing helps produce clearer images where light and shade are mixed, while LED flickering has been reduced.

BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System (AHS)

Available on the new ES, BladeScan AHS is a Lexus world-first Adaptive High-beam System in which LED-sourced light shines onto blade mirrors spinning at high speed and through a lens to illuminate the road ahead. BladeScan AHS also broadens the range of high beam illumination, enabling the driver to recognise pedestrians and road signs much earlier, without dazzling oncoming drivers.

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