Japanese carmaker Toyota’s luxury arm Lexus on Friday launched its new ES 300h executive sedan in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 56.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). In 2020, Lexus India had announced the local production of the ES 300h making its first made-in-India car.
The new ES 300h will also be locally produced, it added.
The ES 300h Exquisite variant is available at a starting (ex-showroom New Delhi) price of Rs 56.65 lakh and the ES 300h Luxury variant at Rs 61.85 lakh. These prices are ex-showroom New Delhi, it stated.
Launched in India in 2017 and globally in 1989, the ES has been a key model in the Lexus line-up, with its global cumulative sales at about 2.65 million units across more than 80 countries and regions, according to Lexus India.
Earlier this year, Lexus India announced the extension of the hybrid battery warranty from five years to eight years for its entire range of hybrid electric vehicles.
The new ES 300h will also come with an eight-year hybrid battery warranty, according to the company.
P B Venugopal, president of Lexus India, said, “We are elated to announce the latest Lexus ES 300h to the Indian market. The ES 300h has been the most successful model in our portfolio and we believe the new ES 300h will continue to captivate more guests with its incomparable quietness, hybrid technology, elegant design and unmatched craftsmanship.”
Lexus is committed to offering new products with advanced technologies that will benefit its guests and create a delightful Lexus ownership experience, he said.
“We are confident, with the technology and feature enrichment, the ES 300h will continue to be the favourite choice of our discerning guests and extend its lead in the luxury executive sedan segment,” Venugopal added.
Lexus has also rolled out a new corporate leasing facility for its ES 300h and NX300h SUV in partnership with Kinto of Lexus Financial Services, under Lexus Life, an exclusive ownership programme, the company said.
Launched in India in 2019 as full-service leasing for corporate customers provided by Toyota Financial Services India Pvt Ltd, Kinto aims to provide more variety of mobility services to meet Indian customer expectations, it said.
The leasing programme offers benefits such as zero down payment, inflation-proof fixed monthly rental for the on-road cost, insurance and maintenance for the entire tenure, attractive tax savings opportunity, choice of mileage and tenure, it said.
The facility also offers an all-inclusive fleet management service that covers the entire periodic maintenance, general repairs, accident and theft management, and 24×7 roadside assistance, the company said.