2022 Lexus ES, with cosmetic updates and new features, unveiled
Japanese automaker Toyota's luxury division Lexus has unveiled its 2022 ES sedan at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show. It should make its way to India next year. As for the highlights, the premium vehicle exhibits a refreshed look and a spacious cabin with a host of safety options. It is offered with a choice of three powertrains. Here are more details.
The car is offered in two new colors
The 2022 Lexus ES has an eye-catching design, featuring a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, the brand's signature spindle grille with a mesh pattern, and sleek triple-beam LED headlights. It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and 17-19-inch alloy wheels (19-inch gloss black rims exclusive to the F Sport variant). The vehicle is available in two new shades: Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome.
Three powertrain choices are on offer
The Lexus ES is offered with a choice of three powertrains: a 203hp, 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with all-wheel drive; a 302hp, 3.5-liter V6 mill linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox; and a 215hp, hybrid powertrain linked to a CVT gearbox.
The vehicle has a spacious cabin with many safety options
The 2022 Lexus ES has a 5-seater cabin finished in Mauve or White and Flare-Red shades. It has a Bluetooth-activated digital key, auto climate control, and a 10-speaker sound system. It houses an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (12.3-inch touchscreen is optional) with support for connectivity options. For safety, multiple airbags, pre-collision system, emergency steering assist, and dynamic radar cruise control are available.
2022 Lexus ES: Pricing and availability
The 2022 Lexus ES should be available to US dealerships first, and carry a price-tag of around $40,000 (approximately Rs. 29.9 lakh). The car will arrive in India next year, but at a much higher price.