New Lexus ES 300h Premium trim introduced

New Lexus ES 300h Premium trim level adds thousands of pounds of extra kit for a minimal outlay over the base model, while extra safety tech is included across the range

Lexus has revealed a new Premium trim level for the ES 300h. Available to order now with first deliveries due in October, the ES 300h Premium adds improved equipment levels throughout. 

Priced at £35,750, the Lexus ES 300h Premium comes in at just £550 more than the entry level model, but adds £3,140-worth of extra equipment. Among the standard features are 18-inch alloy wheels (up from the base car’s 17-inch items), a 12.3-inch navigation system, a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, a heated windscreen and automatic wipers.

Safety tech is increased without the range with Blind Spot monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert now standard in all models, while the entry-level ES gets a 10-speaker Pioneer audio system, dual-zone climate control, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, a sunroof, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Above the Premium sits the F Sport, which gains a more generous Tech and Safety pack option. This also adds the 12.3-inch screen and wireless charging, plus a heated steering wheel and “triple-eye” LED headlights. Even with this pack specified, the F-Sport is priced at £39,255, and CO2 emissions of 128g/km help the F Sport to slot into the 28 percent Benefit in Kind company car tax bracket. Over and above the lesser models, the F Sport adds adaptive dampers, a unique body kit, 19-inch wheels, rear privacy glass and auto-folding door mirrors.

The range-topping Takumi gets a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a head-up display, semi-aniline leather upholstery, special “Shimamoku” wood trim inlays in the dash, plus an electronic tailgate with hands-free kick sensor.

Lexus continues to offer its digital side mirrors. They cost £1,600 extra, and as we discovered during our recent drive, they don’t work well enough to justify the extra cost, and the screens look like an afterthought in the otherwise pristine cabin.

All models continue with a hybrid powertrain: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol mixes with an electric motor, which promises 53.2mpg in official tests.

Now read our review of the standard Lexus ES 300h right here....

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