At the time of going to press, the launch of the Lexus ES in the UK is imminent and it's been a long time coming for the front wheel drive luxury saloon considering that ES versions have been available in the US and Asia since 1989. So what have we been missing out on? Firstly, the Lexus ES is set up for comfort and not blistering performance where many now prefer decent performance but also economy and efficiency. This is a solid all round car that delivers in terms of looks, a frugal petrol engine and an interior which is good, but positively excellent when you look consider the top notch Takumi trim. With three trims in the form of the Standard ES, the F Sport and previously mentioned Takumi there is something for everyone. Standard kit is still good with 17-inch alloys, Parking assist front and rear, 8-inch Navigation screen, Lexus safety systems, Tahara leather and heated seats and unusually (in a baseline trim) a sunroof. The Takumi is different class with Mark Levinson speakers, top range leather, 18-inch alloys and amazing safety kit. The 2.5-litre petrol engine gives 223hp and works with an automatic gearbox designed to give 65.7 miles per gallon, so economy is a key feature. You may know exactly which spec you want for your Lexus ES, alternatively you may wish to consult with our friendly and knowledgeable account managers. Either way, Hippo are here to serve you, simply call us on 01254 956 666 or email


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