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Lexus range to swell to seven hybrids

Lexus range to swell to seven hybrids

Three new Lexus models announced for Australian market.

The ES range returns with the new ES 300h.

The Lexus line-up will soon boast an unprecedented seven hybrid models.

Lexus Australia today confirmed the Lexus range would expand by a further three models in the next twelve months - two of them will feature hybrid drivetrains.

One of those models will be the new ES 350, which will boast a 204kW, 3.5L all-alloy quad-cam V6 engine.

The ES range will also feature a new model, the 300h, which will be powered by a 2.5-litre four cylinder petrol-electric drivetrain delivering 151kW.

While a slightly different 2.5-litre hybrid drivetrain producing 164kW will be added to the GS Line early next year in the form of the GS 300h.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the addition of new ES and GS models only reinforced Lexus’ ongoing commitment to customers and innovation.

“The return of ES to Australia is a direct result of continued customer demand and we are pleased to have secured not one but two options for them while simultaneously expanding our innovative hybrid vehicle portfolio.

“The addition of these three new models gives Lexus a distinct advantage in the luxury vehicle segment, offering a peerless product in ES and our seventh hybrid vehicle in the form of GS 300h,” Mr Hanley said.

Joel Helmes

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