The all-new Lexus ES, equipped with the latest version of Lexus Safety System + has excelled in the latest Euro NCAP safety testing, achieving a maximum five-star rating with an average score of 86.25 – one of the highest the organisation has recorded for any car under its more stringent 2018 assessment criteria.
In South Africa, the recently-launched ES benefits from the Lexus Safety System+, an advanced package of safety technologies which feature in the 300h (hybrid) derivative as standard.
The development of the Lexus Safety System+ has added new capabilities and increased the range of driving scenarios in which it can provide extra protection and help prevent an accident from happening.
For the local hybrid model, this includes the Pre-Crash System (PCS) which is capable of detecting oncoming vehicles and pedestrians. PCS has also been enhanced to detect pedestrians at night by increasing the radar’s sensitivity and dynamic range.
Other features which form part of the Lexus Safety System + include:
The development of Lexus Safety System+ demonstrates the brand’s commitment to making sure the benefits of advanced safety technologies are not limited to high-end, high-specification models, but are made available across the board.
These impressive passive safety provisions are underpinned by the quality of its ultra-rigid new GA-K (Global Architecture – K) platform. On the passive front, both the Lexus ES 250 and the ES 300h are equipped with 10 airbags.
The all-new ES model range made its debut in South Africa earlier this month. The Lexus ES 300h SE retails for R843,800. What’s also important to note and quite beneficial to customers is Lexus’ best-in-class 7-year/105 000km Warranty and Full Maintenance Plan which both ES models come standard with.