LEXUS ES 300h - THE SILENT KILLER
LEXUS – THE ‘SILENT KILLER’
From a long time, we were waiting to have something new in our city Vadodara. Soon, we got the good news that LEXUS is coming to ‘THE SANSKARI NAGRI’ and we were too excited and set to welcome the luxury brand of TOYOTA.
We were all set to welcome the LEXUS cars, got our camera out and Harsh couldn’t control his excitement to test drive the car and was roaming all over the venue, anxiously waiting for the cars. And the moment he saw the cars coming, his facial expression changed drastically and he forgot all the things around him and just kept seeing the car.
We were sure that he will check the sedan first (he loves sedan) and started walking towards the LEXUS ES 300h, started giving his introduction to the team who came along and then he was completely into it.
The LEXUS NX 300h seemed waiting
What a car! That’s the first thing you will say when you see this beauty (Lexus ES 300h). The design structure of the car is completely different. Any shot we took was a perfect one as the car looked fabulous from all the angles. Whether it be 3 eyed Bi-Beam LED headlamps or the distinctive & sharp front face or the extraordinarily designed alloy wheels or the L shaped LED Rear combination lamps, everything is just perfectly placed in this fabulous car ‘THE LEXUS ES 300h’.
The side low stance of the car looks gorgeous and we knew that this car will surely have more legroom inside it but what caught our attention is the low ground clearance. This was a point of concern for us but it was soon cleared by the LEXUS TEAM that it can be increased with the help of dampers on customer request.
Harsh reached the rear of the car and did something with the leg which automatically opened the boot and looking at the space we were surprised to see a massive boot which will never let you down.
The 12.3inch Electro Multi-Vision display will surely catch your attention first as soon as you enter the car. The multi-information display is also offered which almost has all statistics to display about the car. But, there is more to come, you also have a HEAD UP DISPLAY unit in large color, displayed on the windscreen which adds to its unique offered feature list.
The powerful energy efficient air conditioning system ensured that we don’t feel the outside heat and that the temperature is maintained inside the cabin. The ventilated seats on the front added to the comfort.
The 4 way electronically adjustable driver & co-driver seats ensure optimal position to drive. The remote touch interface is designed as smartphone style operation to access your infotainment system, and the wireless charging port will ensure that your phone’s battery never drains out (you need to have a wireless charging phone, Harsh doesn’t have it).
Harsh was all set to take control of the steering wheel and take the LEXUS for a spin. We saw him pressing the power button frequent times and then a team member from LEXUS said ‘Harsh, it’s already on’. Harsh was like ‘What?’
No noise at all! LEXUS ES 300h is equipped with a 2.5ltr petrol engine with a hybrid system. At low speeds, the car uses only the motor power and it even applies during the start of the engine that’s the reason Harsh didn’t realize that the car is ready to go (we were laughing at him).
The regenerative brake system activates the motors as a generator even while decelerating & braking, converting the moving vehicle’s kinetic energy into electric energy and also to charge the battery, this gives better fuel efficiency and low CO2 emission.
The ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL uses engine rpm and a dedicated microphone to identify and reduce muffled engine sound by producing an opposite phase sound from speakers to nullify it and this results in the quietest cabin.
The LEXUS ES 300h is so silent that we saw Harsh sitting inside the car with eyes closed (we thought he was feeling the car but later we realized he was trying to take a nap).
To wake him up we used the MARK LEVINSON’s premium surround sound system has 17 speakers and in no time he woke up afraid. Lol! You might be wondering how we did that, to clarify, we were clicking car front image from the rear seat which has a center armrest having a multi-operational panel where you can recline seats and also adjust the audio controls.
On the drive, the LEXUS ES 300h surely gave us the most pleasurable ride in the city areas. We never felt the change from a battery to the petrol engine mode and it was so smooth that we never noticed or felt the change. The 3 drives modes namely THE ECO, COMFORT & SPORT ensured that the right power and comfort was delivered to a driver whenever it was needed and felt too smooth and comfortable to maneuver the car of this size in the city areas (the electric power steering is ultra-smooth).
We have never seen Harsh taking the back seat but this car forced him to take a ride and enjoy the comfort at the rear. Thanks to the performance dampers which ensured that no vibrations were felt inside the cabin and all the potholes or the bumpers were smoothly tackled. Harsh enjoyed his diet coke at the rear without a spill ?
LEXUS ES 300h is surely a car to opt for. This smart hybrid technological car will ensure you take it for a ride every day and enjoy the quietest cabin experience ever.
LEXUS ES 300h - Beauty with Brains!
Harsh didn’t take this car on rough roads worried about any tyre getting flat. He didn’t know this car has a full-size spare wheel too (hahahahah).