Lexus ES350 and ES250 new 2013 models in UAE
The Lexus ES range, essentially the luxury version of the Toyota Camry, but you’d never know it just by looking at it, has been revamped for the 2013 model year, and it is now available in the GCC, with the UAE launch taking place today.
Interestingly, the ES will now be available with two engines, one being the Camry-sourced 181 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder for the ES 250, and the other being the Aurion-sourced 272 hp 3.5-litre V6 for the ES 350. The car now has a 45 mm longer wheelbase, with further interior enhancements increasing legroom inside the cabin, as well as better suspension and a revised 6-speed automatic.
Features-wise, there is an optional new multimedia system with navigation and a remote-touch joystick, similar to the one in the pricier Lexus GS, while cabin materials have been stepped up a notch, for the most part. Standard features include 17-inch alloys, HID headlights, leather upholstery of various grades, Bluetooth, dual-zone auto a/c and 10 airbags.
There is only one grade for the ES 250 that retails for Dhs 155,000, while the ES 350 starts at Dhs 185,000 and goes up to Dhs 220,000.
Keep track of updates in the Lexus ES buyer guide.