Lexus will introduce the ES 300h F Sport from October, leveraging the success of its latest luxury mid-size sedan which has been going gangbusters.
The specially tuned F Sport joins the existing Luxury and Sports Luxury grades, providing customers with greater emotional appeal and enhanced agility.
Building on the edgy lines and coupe-like silhouette of the well-received seventh-generation ES, the F Sport adds a signature mesh grille with jet black plating across the sharper bumper profile and rear garnish.
Elegant proportions are augmented by 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels and F Sport fender badging.
Triple-beam LED headlamps with sequential turn indicators and adaptive high beam complete the look.
Exclusive to F Sport is Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), available in the ES 300h for the first time in Australia.
With five Drive Modes including Eco, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom, AVS provides a range of different ride and handling settings.
Inside, a unique F Sport 8.0-inch TFT driver display, contoured and F Sport-embossed front seats, perforated-leather F Sport steering wheel and Lexus-first Hadori aluminium ornamentation create a special, suave ambience.
Timed with the release of the ES 300h F Sport in October, every ES 300h will also incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard.
Wireless smartphone charging, satellite navigation, voice control, DAB+, Lexus Enform and 10-speaker audio will also continue as standard.
Customers have a unique choice of F Sport Flare Red and F Sport Black interior trim options, each with standard black rooflining and available to individually match with 10 exterior colour options – including a luminous, F Sport-exclusive Cobalt Mica.
Pricing for the updated ES 300h Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury will be announced closer to release in October.