2016 Lexus ES series has arrived in the UAE

Starting price:  160,000 AED
Engine volume:  2.5 litre or 3.5 litre
Cylinders:  Inline 4 or V6
Torque:  235 & 336 Nm
Horsepower:  181 hp & 268 hp
0 to 100 km/h:  5.8 seconds (ES 350)
Maximum speed:  195 & 228 km/h

When Lexus officially announced the new Lexus LX570 at the prestigious Concours D’Elegance last month, they also released what ES series sedans will come crammed packed with old and new gizmos and gadgets. Before all this, they gave us a glimpse of what’s to come at the Shanghai Auto Show early in the year.

2016 Lexus ES UAEStyling cues up front derive inspiration from 2016 LX570’s with a huge one piece grille and pincer-like LED fog lamps (think the new IS-series). Headlamps have been given the treatment too, now with a lower profile and more aggressive look to them. Not as much changed towards the rear end. The new Lexus tail lamps have found their way across with the L-shaped pattern to boot and chrome finishing now fits just right. If you’re looking for circular tailpipes, they’re gone. The trend is flattened into a more parallel shape. Chrome finish on said exhausts are here to stay.

2016 Lexus ES UAEWe can confirm that two models are available in showrooms here in the UAE. Other parts around the globe also receive a hybrid power unit. Power in both models is sent to the front wheels with the engine mounted up front (obviously).

Model Horsepower Torque Engine
ES 250  181 hp  235 Nm  Inline 4 cylinder / 2.5l Petrol
ES 350  268 hp  336 Nm  V6 / 3.5l Petrol

What else is new? Well, leather upholstery inside has been upgraded for all to ensure the smoothest and most comfortable ride possible and best of all, an option to have the vehicle equipped with Lexus Safety System +. Within the package is a Pre-Collision Warning system, detecting pedestrians and animals via the front camera and sensors. The system will ease on the brakes if anything has gone unnoticed by the driver. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure assist and Intelligent high beam system are thrown into the mix too (one step closer to becoming an S-class!). Best of all, the safety package is available as an optional extra for a nominal fee.

2016 Lexus ES interior UAE10 exterior colours are on offer with four interior ones to choose from. Each come with a contrasting trim option such as Flaxen Brown with the increasingly popular matte-finished bamboo. 17-inch alloy rims are the norm with a variety of rim styles to choose from.

On asphalt, stiff competition coming from two of Germany’s finest: Audi’s A6 and Mercedes’s E350 plus a few others are ready to take on Japan’s luxury lineup.

Cars  Lexus ES 350  Audi A6  Mercedes E350
Engine volume:  3.5 litre/V6  3.8 litre/V6/Turbo  3.5 litre/V6
Horsepower:  268 hp  333 hp  306 hp
Torque:  336 Nm  440 Nm  370 Nm
Maximum speed:  228 km/h  250 km/h  250 km/h
0 to 100 km/h:  5.8 Seconds  5.3 seconds  6.3 seconds
Starting price  180,000 AED  247,000 AED  260,000 AED

An extremely popular vehicle for the UBER company here as well as chauffeur services. No doubt they’ll be refreshing their inventory soon enough with this updated model.

2016 Lexus ES 350 sedan’s are available right now in the GCC market, check out all new Lexus ES 350 and used Lexus ES 350 listings on dubicars.com in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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