Lexus ES 300h F Sport Brings Sharp Looks And Adaptive Suspension To Australia

The ES 300h F Sport will join the existing Luxury and Sport Luxury grades in Lexus’ Australian dealerships in October.

Lexus says the F Sport brings a more emotional design and enhanced agility while retaining the regular model’s ride comfort and quietness.

Typical styling elements include the signature mesh grille with jet black plating on the sharper bumper and rear garnish. The package also includes 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels (the Luxury model gets 17-inch rims) and F Sport fender badging.

Moreover, the ES 300h F Sport features brings standard triple-beam LED headlights with sequential turn indicators and adaptive high beam, as opposed to the Luxury’s bi-LED headlamps with automatic high beam.

Inside, there’s a unique F Sport 8.0-inch TFT driver display, F Sport-embossed sport front seats, perforated-leather F Sport steering wheel, and Lexus-first Hadori aluminum ornamentation. Customers can have two interior trim options, F Sport Flare Red and F Sport Black.

Also Watch: Can The 2019 Lexus ES 300h Take The Fight To The Germans?

Compared to the Luxury and Sport Luxury, the F Sport adds an Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which had five driving modes (Eco, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom) and is available in the ES 300h for the first time in Australia.

With the introduction of the new grade in October, every ES 300h sold in Australia will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard for the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The Lexus Safety System+ suite of driving assistance tech is standard on models, with the F Sport getting a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and a panoramic view monitor.

The powertrain is the same as the other trim levels and consists of a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine working with an electric motor to produce a combined 215 HP. Pricing will be announced closer to its release date.

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  • Ben

    I wish Lexus the best, but I am a sucker for quickly depreciating luxury vehicles. Especially Lexus. You just can’t beat that reliability. They really smashed the design out of the park in my book by essentially shrinking down the new LS500.

  • Six_Tymes

    Much better with all the swoopy lines becoming harmonious. This finally looks great from every angle.

  • Arct1c

    I’ve seen several of these on the road, and Lexus really did well with it. It’s definitely a head turner for the right reasons. I still do not think it is a proper GS replacement, but it is a great improvement from the last ES. I love that is looks like a mini LS, but has distinction unlike Mercedes and their Russian dolls of the SClass to EClass to CClass. Cannot wait for the next IS! Rumor is the ISF will be revived.

  • Ary Wisesa

    The deep red really suits the sculptural shape of the ES. It accentuates the sharp lines, curves, crease. It looks very nice. I think I should really consider it in my next purchase. Good job Lexus!

  • salamOOn

    really, really nice…. kinda mazda 6 feelings in that red from the side, but i like it more than mazda 6.

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