ABDUL Latif Jameel Company (ALJ), the sole agent for Lexus in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of the all-new 2013 Lexus ES lineup, including the ES 350 and ES 250. Featuring a progressive new design and enhanced handling, the 2013 ES sedan range is set to continue as a favorite of luxury car buyers in the region.
The ES 350 is powered by a 2GR-FE V6 DOHC VVT-i engine, featuring advanced technologies and providing excellent acceleration feeling and sporty driving. The six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) provides enhanced performance, fuel efficiency and smooth shifts. Low friction materials further improve efficiency. In addition to ES350, Lexus newly introduces ES 250, which is powered by a 2AR-FE I4 DOHC 4-Valve Dual VVT-i engine and has adopted various features such as roller rocker arm system which help achieve advanced engine performance and low fuel consumption.
The new ES features a lower, progressive profile, and clean, continuous styling lines from front to rear. All four corners are pulled tightly inward to the wheel arches, creating distinctive proportions. The wheelbase of the new ES has been lengthened by 45mm, while the overall length of the vehicle has grown by just 25mm, resulting in a more spacious interior. The new ES unmistakably bears the new face of Lexus with its distinctive, spindle grille.
The modern interior of the 2013 ES has been designed to provide both a sense of openness and security.
Greater rear seat legroom and knee room are the hallmark of the redesigned, more spacious cabin. The new design also offers additional foot room below the front seats.
The new ES will feature enhanced NuLuxe seating surfaces, developed to reduce environmental impact.
The ES features a segment-leading 10 airbags as standard equipment, including dual-stage SRS airbags for the front seats as well as driver and front passenger SRS knee airbags, front and rear SRS side airbags, and full-length SRS curtain shield airbags.
Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats are designed to limit excessive head movement in certain rear-end collisions helping to decrease the severity of whiplash-type injuries.