2022 Lexus ES 250 confirmed for Australia, new range on sale September 29

The new 2022 Lexus ES is getting ready to launch in Australia later this month, bringing in a new ES 250 variant, as well as a host of updated technologies and features.

Kicking off with the ES 250, this essentially receives the powertrain from the platform-sharing Toyota Camry. It’s a modern 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder that develops 152kW and 243Nm. Lexus claims 0-100km/h can be complete in 9.1 seconds, while the fuel consumption average is a respectable 6.6L/100km.

The ES 250 will be available in Luxury, Luxury with Enhancement Pack, and F Sport trim levels. These each offer a distinct features set, with the F Sport obviously focusing on sportiness and visual flair. The F Sport also introduces a new sports suspension setup.

As before, buyers are also offered the ES 300h hybrid. It comprises of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder, paired with an electric motor assist system. Overall output is rated at 160kW, with 0-100km/h claimed in 8.9 seconds. The official fuel consumption average is just 4.8L/100km.

Like the ES 250, the ES 300h will be available in Luxury, Luxury with Enhancement Pack, and F Sport trim levels, but customers are also presented with the flagship Sports Luxury variant.

All models introduce a new 12.3-inch multimedia touch-screen system inside, packed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and all debut Lexus Connected Services and dual-zone climate control with Nanoe X filtration.

Prices for the new range will be announced closer to launch, scheduled for September 29. See below for the key highlights:

2022 Lexus ES 250 Luxury highlights:

  • 2.5 Litre Direct Injection Petrol Engine (new to ES)
  • Output: 152kW / 243Nm
  • Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Kerb weight of 1680kg
  • Combined cycle fuel consumption from 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 9.1 seconds
  • Drive Mode Select – ECO, NORMAL and SPORT
  • Active Cornering Assist (ACA)
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Low-beam headlights with Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Keyless Smart Entry (4 door) with an Ultrasonic Break-In Alarm
  • Tilt & Slide Moonroof
  • LED Rear Tail-Lamps
  • 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 ornamentation
  • 12.3-inch Multimedia Touch-display (new to ES)
  • Reversing Camera with Rear Guide Assist (RGA)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 10 Speaker Audio
  • DAB+ Digital Radio, USB & AUX Input
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning with Nanoe X (new to ES)
  • Lexus Climate Concierge
  • 10-way Power Adjustable Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Self-dimming Interior Mirror

2022 Lexus ES 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack highlights:

  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Smart Key Card
  • Privacy Rear-side and Rear Glass
  • Type-C USB Chargers (2x rear)

2022 Lexus ES 300h Luxury highlights:

  • 2.5 Litre Direct Injection Petrol Engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive
  • Maximum Combined Power of 160kW
  • Maximum Available Torque of 221Nm (Petrol Engine) & 202Nm (Electric Motor)
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Kerb weight of 1740kg
  • Combined cycle fuel consumption from 4.8L/100km
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.9 seconds
  • EV Mode

2022 Lexus ES 250 Luxury with Enhancement Pack highlights:

  • Rear Spoiler
  • Power Adjustable Steering Column with Easy Access functionality
  • Active Noise Control

2022 Lexus ES 300h Luxury with Enhancement Pack highlights:

  • 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 Back Door with Kick Sensor (new)
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • 12-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Memory
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Sunshade on Rear Window (Power) and Rear Door (Manual)

2022 Lexus ES 250 F Sport highlights: 

  • F Sport suspension (new to ES)
  • LED headlamps 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 Back Door with Kick Sensor
  • Power Sunshade on Rear Window
  • Hadori Aluminium Ornamentation
  • 8.0-inch Driver Display
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • 12-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Memory
  • Panoramic View Monitor

2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport highlights:

  • F Sport Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Drive Mode Select – ECO, NORMAL and SPORT S, SPORT S+ and CUSTOM

2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport with Enhancement Pack highlights:

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Mark Levinson 17-speaker Audio including Subwoofer & Amplifier

2022 Lexus ES 300h Sports Luxury highlights:

  • LED headlamps 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 Air Conditioning with Humidity Sensor
  • Power Adjustable Reclining/Heated Outer Rear Seats
  • Rear Armrest with Air Conditioning, Audio, Rear Heater, Rear Reclining and Sunshade Controls