(TORONTO, ON – October 10, 2014) The 2015 Lexus ES is the elegant sport sedan. Available in gasoline and hybrid-powered models, the ES series is designed to excite the senses of the most discerning individuals.

“Canadians looking for a rewarding driving experience will love the ES series – with its bold and progressive exterior styling, beautifully refined and spacious interior, and dynamic and responsive handling,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “What’s more, both the ES 350 and ES 300h may be ordered with a choice of available options packages, which include more features for 2015.”

For the ES series, Lexus designers created a body that is both elegant and sporty. With its dramatically sculpted signature Lexus spindle grille, road-hugging stance, and clean continuous styling lines from front to rear, the ES evokes a sense of powerful but composed movement. This carefully crafted exterior has also been designed to maximize aerodynamics, too. The result is a luxury sedan with impressive fuel efficiency, a remarkably quiet cabin, and superior ride comfort.

Inside, the ES series is surprisingly spacious, with ample leg and head room for up to five passengers. Luxury comfort and convenience features create a welcoming, relaxing environment, while artistic touches such as genuine stitching on leather surfaces delight the senses. Intuitive technologies make driving the ES a pleasure, every time.

 From behind the wheel, the superb driver focus is evident. A sculpted seat featuring a seat memory system and 10-way power adjustments holds the driver in ergonomic comfort, while front seats are heated and ventilated. The long, layered instrument panel places information directly in line of sight. Command and control zones are located on – or within easy reach – of the beautiful wood and leather steering wheel.

The available Lexus Remote Touch Interface puts common controls for navigation, audio, climate settings and more within each reach and may be operated with minimal distraction for a safer and more seamless driving experience.

The ES 350 features an advanced 268 peak horsepower 3.5L V6 mated to a six-speed electronically controlled transmission for impressive acceleration, smooth shifts, exceptional fuel efficiency, and optimized performance at all speeds.

The ES 300h features the Lexus Hybrid Drive, built around a super-efficient Atkinson-cycle engine, a high-torque electric motor/generator, a powerful storage battery and sophisticated power management systems. The hybrid system delivers a combined 200 Net HP for an engaging driving experience, unmatched fuel efficiency, and extremely low emissions.

Choose a mode to suit the moment. The Drive Mode Select system (ECO-Normal-Sport on the ES 350; EV-ECO-Normal-Sport on the ES 300h) modifies vehicle performance from optimum efficiency to maximum exhilaration. And the instrument cluster changes colour to reflect the mood – from blue (EV and ECO) to red (Sport).

The ES delivers a new benchmark for refined drive comfort, thanks to a carefully engineered suspension architecture. Opposite-wound front coil springs enhance straight-line stability, the rear suspension geometry elevates agility and overall control, and a highly rigid body responds with precision to driver inputs and intentions.

Safety features include 10 airbags, the six active technologies in the Lexus Star Safety System, and more.

The ES 350 is extremely well equipped. New for this year, the ES 350 is now standard equipped with Display Audio with a 7” screen, heated steering wheel, driver’s seat memory system, a back-up camera and rain-sensing wipers. In addition to those features already listed, the ES 350 is also fitted with: An eight-speaker Lexus Premium Audio system, USB input, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio, and more; dual-zone automatic climate control; NuLuxe seats; multi-information display; power windows with auto up/down function on all windows and window jam protection; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; cruise control; integrated garage door opener; signature Lexus analogue clock with LED illumination; power moon roof; LED daytime running lights; fog lamps; 17” aluminum alloy wheels; and more.

 

The ES 350 may be ordered with a choice three upgrade packages:

  • The Touring Package adds: An upgraded audio system with single in-dash DVD player, a navigation system and 8” screen; the Blind Spot Monitor System; leather seating; clearance and back-up sensors; the Remote Touch Interface; auto-levelling HID headlamps; and LED fog lamps.
  • The Technology Package builds on the Touring Package, adding: 18” aluminum alloy wheels; a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system; passenger seat memory system; premium leather seating; power rear window sunshade; rear door sunshades; automatic powered opening trunk with easy close feature; a panoramic glass roof; the premium illuminated entry system; and more.
  • The Executive Package builds on the Technology Package, adding: the Lexus Pre-Collision System; Lane Departure Alert; Rear Cross Traffic Alert; dynamic radar cruise control; woodgrain trim; and the automatic high-beam system.

 

The ES 300h is also extremely well equipped. In addition to those features already listed, the ES 300h is also fitted with: An eight-speaker Lexus Premium Audio system with USB input, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio, and more; dual-zone automatic climate control; NuLuxe seats; a driver’s seat memory system; multi-information display; ECO monitor; a back-up camera; power windows with auto up/down function on all windows and window jam protection; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; cruise control; integrated garage door opener; signature Lexus analogue clock with LED illumination; power moon roof; rear lip spoiler; LED daytime running lights; fog lamps; 17” aluminum alloy wheels; and more.

 

The ES 300h may be ordered with a choice three upgrade packages:

  • The Touring Package adds: An upgraded audio system with single in-dash DVD player, a navigation system and 8” screen; the Blind Spot Monitor System; clearance and back-up sensors; the Remote Touch Interface; rain sensing wipers; and a heated wood steering wheel.
  • The Technology Package builds on the Touring Package, adding: 18” aluminum alloy wheels; a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system; leather seating; power rear window sunshade; rear door sunshades; auto-levelling HID headlamps; and the premium illuminated entry system.
  • The Executive Package builds on the Technology Package, adding: the Lexus Pre-Collision System; Lane Departure Alert; Rear Cross Traffic Alert; dynamic radar cruise control; premium leather seating; passenger seat memory system; automatic powered opening trunk with the easy close trunk system; and the automatic high-beam system.

 

The 2015 Lexus ES series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada, with a starting MSRP of $42,000 for the ES 350 and $44,450 for the ES 300h.

 

For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/es.

About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealerships across Canada. With 15 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus was the highest ranking nameplate in the industry.

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