It goes without saying that while almost any reputable brand can make a good car these days, not many can match the exceptional experience of owning a Lexus. The main reason for this has to do the “omotenashi” philosophy that drives Lexus in everything that they do. This Japanese way of hospitality involves not only every aspect of the car-making process, but also going beyond what is necessary in order to please a customer or a guest.
Founded in 1989, the luxury carmaker Lexus returns this year with an incredible machine that is set to redefine the luxury car market: The ES250. Evolving through seven generations, this popular luxury sedan is also the brand’s most successful model to date, with over 2.3 million units sold worldwide since its debut over 30 years ago. If you still need a little more convincing before upgrading your ride in 2020, here are some valid reasons on why the all-new Lexus ES would make a great acquisition.
1. Attention to detail
Crafted and inspected by master artisans known as takumi, every inch of the new Lexus ES250 represents a union of skill and spirit. For the uninitiated, the journey of becoming a takumi master in Japan usually involves an extraordinary commitment to the practice and pursuit of excellence without shortcuts, as well as a minimum of 60,000 hours of perfecting one’s craft.
2. Sleek yet spacious
Compared to its predecessor, the seventh iteration of the ES features a more spacious and refined cabin which can be attributed to the vehicle’s wider and longer chassis. Additional exterior upgrades include a completely redesigned spindle grille at the front, slinkier lines, more aggressive grilles and better proportions — just to name a few.
3. A matter of choice
Available in two variants (Luxury and Premium), selecting the perfect colour for your Lexus ES250 is also a matter of instinct. Drivers looking to express their personality can choose from up to seven colour options for the exterior (Ice Ecru, Sonic Quartz, Platinum Silver Metallic, Sonic Titanium, Graphite Black Glass Flake, Red Mica Crystal Shine, and Deep Blue Mica), and two for the interior.
4. Total control at your fingertips
The distinctive features of the Luxury variant include a 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.
5. Advanced safety
Both the Luxury and Premium variant come equipped with the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+), an integrated advanced system designed to help prevent collisions while making every journey a safer one for all road users.
6. A ride with a difference
A ride behind the wheels of the Lexus ES250 promises silky-smooth performance and amazing fuel economy. This can be attributed to the vehicle’s new advanced 2.5-litre engine paired with a Direct-Shift 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Fully-imported models by Lexus Malaysia will be priced from MYR299,888 which includes a comprehensive five (5) year unlimited mileage warranty at all seven locations nationwide. For more details or to book a test drive in the new Lexus ES250, visit www.lexus.com.my