Lexus ES 300h Gets Minor Updates For Increased Practicality

Modified On Oct 13, 2022 11:19 AM By Shreyash for Lexus ES

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The entry-level Lexus offering also gets more tech as standard

Lexus ES 300h 2022

  • 2022 ES 300h cabin updates include cupholders in the centre console instead of the Lexus trackpad.
  • Adds dynamic voice recognition feature and option for user profiles to store personalised multimedia settings.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now offered as standard.
  • No mechanical changes were brought in with this update.
  • The updated version of the sedan now starts at Rs 59.71 lakh and tops at Rs 65.81 lakh (ex-showroom).

Lexus has given the ES 300h a very mild refresh. The most notable change can be seen on the centre console where the marque’s trackpad has been replaced by conventional cupholders for increased storage and practicality. Its cabin now also gets the latest Lexus logo.

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Lexus ES 300h interiors

Included in the update is the standardisation of wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay in both variants the sedan is available in. Additionally, it now comes with the Lexus dynamic speech recognition system and a profile function that allows users to personalise their media preferences. Lexus says the handsfree trunk function has also been enhanced.

The sedan has received no mechanical changes. It houses a 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain system with the combined output of 218PS and an eCVT. The updates come at a small premium and the luxury sedan is now retailed between Rs 59.71 lakh and 65.81 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Here’s what carmaker has to say:


  • The ES has been India’s most successful model to date, with local production announced in 2020 as a sign of the brand’s commitment to India
  • The new ES 300h showcases enhancements in refinement, craftsmanship through design, performance, and the hybrid technology.
  • Has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with new touchscreen as standard features. 

Lexus ES300h

October 11th, 2022:  Luxury car maker, Lexus introduces the upgraded ES 300h model in India - a key model in the Lexus lineup that is locally produced making India the fourth country to produce a Lexus globally. The model, that has been the most successful for Lexus to date, is recognized for its elegant design, renowned quietness, class leading craftsmanship and self-charging hybrid electric powertrain. The new ES 300h will see further refinements that strengthen the qualities that range from in cabin tweaks to make efficient use of space for the discerning customers to enhanced tech enabled offerings for better operations to provide the amazing Lexus experience. 

The enhancements in the product reflect the constant evolution of ES since 1989 which makes it the bestselling Lexus globally as well as in India. The new ES which is known by the customers for its high level of quietness, superior ride quality, comfort, and cabin space; to continue this legacy, the ES has been further improved with the following, amongst many others.

  • Better aesthetics through seamless appearance of the Lexus emblem on the car
  • More storage space & easier accessibility around the center console in the inside 
  • Newly added Lexus dynamic voice recognition feature that enhances the ease of on-board operation & control
  • enhanced ease of hands-free operation of the trunk
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto as a standard feature in all Lexus cars
  • New ‘profile function’ for user to register their own customized multimedia settings for a more personalized experience.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Naveen Soni, President, Lexus India said “Lexus India is committed to curate products & services that provide unparalleled comfort and superior performance that our discerning guests desire. The new enhanced ES will surely captivate our luxury consumers with newer technology and design by integrating elements of elegance and craftmanship that will take us ahead in our attempt to providing the amazing Lexus experience”.

The ES 300h Exquisite variant will be available to guests at a starting ex-showroom New Delhi price of INR 59,71,000 and the ES 300h Luxury variant at ex-showroom New Delhi price of INR 65,81,000.

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