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It is all about comfort, space and packaging in the sixth-generation Lexus ES

Lexus logo8 Nov 2013

By DANIEL GARDNER and TIM NICHOLSON

THE ES is back! Lexus’ other mid-size offering that sits alongside the GS ended its 14-year run on the local market in 2006, after the Japanese car-maker elected to build the fifth-generation model in left-hand drive only.

A fairly healthy number of ES buyers took umbrage to its premature death and Lexus Australia heard their cries, lobbying parent company Lexus International to re-instate right-hand drive production for the next-generation model.

After a bit of delay, the ES returns with competitive pricing, a sharp design, smooth ride and for the first time in the model’s history, a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.

While it has only been a few years since the ES last graced our shores, the luxury market has become even more competitive with European car-makers lowering entry prices to their mid-size offerings as well as new offerings from the likes of Infiniti.

Can the ES regain its place as the favourite for baby boomers?

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Model release date: 1 November 2013 to 1 August 2015

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