Lexus Malaysia has updated the Lexus ES 250 model line-up with fresh design, improved safety, and a new F Sport variant. Prices are as mentioned below:
- Lexus ES 250 Premium – RM295,663
- Lexus ES 250 Luxury – RM329,910
- Lexus ES 250 F Sport – RM 345,134
Currently open for booking, the most notable features on the exterior of the new Lexus ES 250 include the new spindle grille with fewer vertical bars and interlocking L-shaped patterns that emphasize lateral flow, redesigned Bi-LED projector headlights, as well as newly designed daytime running lights.
Moving along, we have a set of 19-inch Dark Premium Metallic wheels for the F Sport and 18-inch wheels for the Premium and Luxury variants, a rear spoiler for the F Sport, and two new body colour options – Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome.
Other available colours include Sonic Quartz, Sonic Titanium, Graphite Black Glass Flake, Red Mica Crystal Shine, Ice Ecru Mica Metallic, and Deep Blue Mica.
As for the interior, the ES 250 F Sport gets exclusive Flare Red or Black upholstery with Aluminium trim finish, unlike the Luxury variant which can be specified in Black with either Walnut Black or Walnut Brown trims with Hazel upholstery, or Mauve upholstery with Walnut Black trim.
The cockpit design has also been updated with a new multimedia display. The full colour 12.3-inch touchscreen (8 inches in the Lexus ES 250 Premium) has been repositioned 112mm closer to the occupants and turned 5 degrees towards the driver.
The multimedia system includes Navigation services, and comes with USB Type-C ports. The new models also now come with a Nanoe-X negative ion generator that improves cabin air quality.
Even the classy light-emitting analogue clock on the dashboard has its own unique L-shaped graphics, while the meter has an electric movable metal ring with a 3D effect.
Also available exclusively in the ES250 F Sport is an F Sport leather steering wheel, dimpled leather-trimmed shift knob, and sporty aluminium pedals.
All three versions of the new Lexus ES 250 are powered by the same 2.5-litre DOHC A25A-FKS petrol engine producing 204 hp and 247 Nm of torque, which is paired to a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Capable of achieving a top speed of 210 km/h, the new Lexus ES 250 does the century sprint in 9.1 seconds.
Safety wise, all versions feature Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) as standard, which includes the enhanced Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with Stop & Go Function, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).
Also available for all versions of the Lexus ES 250 are Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Parking Support Brake (PKSB).