Since its preview at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), Lexus Malaysia has announced that they are now accepting orders for the seventh-generation Lexus ES sedan ahead of its official market debut.

The pricing strategy of the ES took us by surprise because despite being fully imported from Japan, the ES is priced on par with its locally assembled German rivals at RM299,888 for the ES250 Premium and RM322,888 for the range topping ES250 Luxury.

QUICK FACTS

Name

Lexus ES250 Premium

Lexus ES250 Luxury

Engine

2.5-litre naturally aspirated VVT-i

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Max Power

206 hp

Max Torque

247 Nm

0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed

9.1 seconds; 210 km/h

Price (OTR without insurance)

RM299,888

RM332,888

The ES is offered with one powertrain option, the updated 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels. With 206 hp and 247 Nm on tap, the ES250 will take a leisure 9.1 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h onwards to a top speed of 210 km/h.

Without disclosing the full specification sheet, the company has announced that the top-of-the-line ES250 Luxury will be equipped with Bi-Beam LED headlamps, 10-way powered front seat, powered reclining rear seats, 3-zone climate control, a heads-up display, a 12.3-inch Electro Multi-vision Display in the centre console and a panoramic view monitor (360-degree camera).

Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) that was introduced in the updated NX range is also available on the ES250, bundling Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Stop and Go Function while the Adaptive High Beam System (AHS) is only available on the Luxury trim.

There are seven exterior shades to choose from along with two interior colour choices. Every purchase of the Lexus ES250 comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty.


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Lexus ES 250 Previewed at KLIMS


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