The New Lexus ES Hybrid: Harmonised Performance & Sophistication

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Lexus will offer the next-generation luxury ES mid-size sedan as an exclusively hybrid range when it arrives in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year.

The hybrid-only strategy signals a new era for the ES that continues the expression of the Lexus brand's design direction and commitment towards crafting vehicles with heightened excitement, emotion and passion.

The seventh-generation ES is equipped with an all-new platform that enables a more dynamic exterior design and sharpened driving performance.

It pushes the limits of design in the mid-size luxury sedan class with an extended wheelbase and proportions that are longer, lower and wider - resulting in an eye-catching appearance that reflects the car's new-found performance capabilities.

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The new ES builds on the model's reputation for unparalleled comfort, refinement and luxury appointments by delivering more space, a quieter cabin, class-leading safety technologies and supreme craftsmanship.

A new, fourth-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive System is set to overturn the traditional image of hybrids with excellent performance, high-level fuel economy and the elimination of the "rubber band" feeling associated with previous hybrid systems.

Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said offering an advanced hybrid system as the sole powertrain aligned with the brand's global direction of recasting the traditional image of the ES into one that is new and unexpected.

"In Australia, hybrid accounts for 30 per cent of Lexus sales, so offering the latest generation ES solely with an advanced self-charging hybrid system represents another significant milestone towards greater electrification of our line-up," Mr Thompson said.

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