2020 Lexus ES Hybrid: Review, Release Date, Engine

Sometime at the end of this year, we are hoping to see the newest 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid. We assume that it will get just some mild changes since the current model has gotten a new, wider and sportier look. The Hybrid variant will feature the same engine as before, and this time it could only get some changes considering exterior and interior colors.

Engine and performance of the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid

The recently announced 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid will return with the same hybrid engine used in its predecessor. And it is a combination of a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, an electric motor, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The battery will be placed under the rear seat. The gasoline unit will be able to develop 176 horses and the torque of 163 pound-feet. However, the total output of the hybrid engine will be 215 horsepower. Furthermore, the engine will be mated to a continuously variable transmission and the front-wheel drive configuration will be standard. Speaking of the fuel consumption, the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid will get 43 mpg in the city,  45 mpg on the highway, and 44 mpg combined.

2020 Lexus ES Hybrid

The design of exterior and interior

Like the current model, the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid will continue with the aggressive and very attractive styling. The front end will be dominated by the well-known brand’s spindle grille which looks bold and aggressive and a pair of angular headlights. The rear end will also get a sharp styling and it will feature a raked roofline. The ES Hybrid will be available with either 17-inch or 18-inch wheels in the higher trim levels.

The interior of the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid is made of high quality materials and it offers several color combinations. Its cabin is sufficiently spacious and has enough head and leg room even for the rear seats passengers, despite the lower roofline. The cabin is also quiet and there is a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system while the higher trim levels will be available with a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen on the center of the dashboard.

2020 Lexus ES Hybrid rear

The equipment and safety of the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid

The 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid will be available in three trim levels and those include the standard, Luxury and Ultra Luxury versions. So, the standard equipment will include NuLuxe synthetic leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, 10-way power adjustable front seats, LED headlights and taillights, a power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, audio system with 10 speakers, a touch-pad interface three USB ports, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

As well, it will also get the Lexus Safety System+ which includes lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, 10 airbags, lane-tracing assist, and so on. Moreover, the higher trim levels will add navigation, heated and cooled seats, a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel and side mirrors, a head-up display, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.

2020 Lexus ES Hybrid cabin

Release date and price of the 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid

The 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid should arrive sometime at the end of 2019, or at the beginning of the next. Its price is expected to be around $42,000.

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