2022 Lexus ES: Initial specs confirmed for Australia

Lexus has announced preliminary details of its 2022 ES range, headlined by a new engine option as well as enhanced equipment across the line-up.

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Local specifications for the enhanced 2022 Lexus ES range have been announced ahead of its September 29 on-sale date.

Lexus Australia has essentially doubled its offering by adding a new ES250 entry-level powertrain variant in multiple trim levels, joining the existing ES300h hybrid family.

The new ES250 draws upon a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine developing 152kW of power and 243Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If those figures sound familiar, it’s because it’s the same direct-injected four-pot used in the Toyota RAV4 Edge, as well as the entry-level Toyota Camry.

In addition to the new engine variant, there’s new equipment and features across the range too. See below for more.

Standard Equipment

ES250 Luxury highlights:

  • 2.5-litre direct-injection petrol engine (new to ES)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Kerb weight of 1680kg
  • Combined cycle fuel consumption from 6.6L/100km
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 9.1 seconds
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Active Cornering Assist (ACA)
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED low-beam headlights with Automatic High-Beam (AHB)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Keyless Smart Entry with Ultrasonic Break-In Alarm
  • Tilt/slide moonroof
  • LED tail lights
  • Intersection Assist with Turning Assist (new to ES)
  • Emergency Steering Assist (new to ES)
  • Lexus Connected Services (new to ES)
  • Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC) with Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Brake (RCTAB)
  • Parking Support with Brake (PKSB), including Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS)
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • 10 SRS airbags
  • Alarm System with intrusion sensor
  • Tyre pressure warning system
  • Choice of Hazel interior trim (new to ES)
  • Choice of Black interior trim
  • 3D Film interior trim
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display (new to ES)
  • Reversing camera with Rear Guide Assist (RGA)
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • 10-speaker audio
  • DAB+ radio, USB & AUX input
  • Satellite navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control with Nanoe X (new to ES)
  • Lexus Climate Concierge
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Self-dimming interior mirror

ES250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack adds:

  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Head-up display (HUD)
  • Smart Key Card
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Type-C USB chargers (2x rear)

ES300h Luxury highlights:

  • 2.5 Litre direct-injection petrol engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive
  • Maximum combined power of 160kW
  • Maximum torque of 221Nm (petrol engine) + 202Nm (electric motor)
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)
  • Kerb weight of 1740kg
  • Combined cycle fuel consumption from 4.8L/100km
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.9 seconds
  • EV Mode
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power-adjustable steering column with Easy Access functionality
  • Active Noise Control

ES300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack adds:

  • Choice of Hazel interior trim (new)
  • Choice of Mauve interior trim (new)
  • Choice of Black interior trim
  • Choice of Rich Cream interior trim
  • Choice of Sumi Black Walnut ornamentation (new)
  • Choice of Brown Walnut ornamentation (new)
  • Power bootlid with Kick Sensor (new)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Panoramic View Monitor (360-degree cameras)
  • Sunshade on rear window (Power) and rear door (Manual)

ES250 F Sport highlights (in addition to ES250 Luxury):

  • F Sport suspension (new to ES)
  • LED headlights with BladeScan Adaptive High-Beam System (new to ES)
  • 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels
  • F Sport Performance Dampers (bracing) front and rear
  • F Sport Grille and rear spoiler
  • F Sport Seats in F Sport White, F Sport Black or Flare Red
  • Power bootlid with Kick Sensor
  • Power Sunshade on rear window
  • Hadori Aluminium Ornamentation
  • 8.0-inch driver display
  • Panoramic View Monitor (360-degree cameras)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory

ES300h F Sport adds:

  • F Sport Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Drive Mode Select

ES300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack adds:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Mark Levinson 17-speaker audio including subwoofer + amplifier

ES300h Sports Luxury highlights (in addition to ES300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack:

  • LED headlights with BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System (new)
  • Semi-aniline leather-accented interior trim
  • Choice of Mauve interior trim (new)
  • Choice of Hazel interior trim (new)
  • Choice of Black interior trim
  • Choice of Rich Cream interior trim
  • Choice of Brown Walnut ornamentation (new)
  • Choice of Sumi Black Walnut ornamentation (new)
  • Choice of Bamboo ornamentation
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Mark Levinson 17-speaker audio including subwoofer + amplifier
  • Tri-zone climate control with humidity sensor
  • Power-adjustable reclining/heated outer rear seats
  • Rear armrest with air-conditioning, audio, rear heater, rear reclining and sunshade controls

Stay tuned to CarExpert for a full price and specifications run down closer to the 2022 Lexus ES’s local launch later this month.

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