Lexus ES 300h Crowned ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ at 2019 Middle East Car of the Year AwardsJun 17th, 2019
Lexus’ unwavering commitment to excellence in engineering, innovation and driving dynamics has once again been highlighted with a prestigious industry recognition, with the Lexus ES 300h claiming the title of ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ during the sixth edition of the 2019 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards – one of the most prominent annual award ceremonies for the region’s automotive industry – which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Combining class-leading handling with unparalleled luxury, the Lexus ES 300h was selected for the award by a judging panel encompassing 19 independent senior editors from the Middle East and North Africa’s eminent automotive publications. Each nominee was assessed according to a rigorous set of ten criteria namely: Design and quality (exterior and interior); emotional appeal and driver satisfaction; handling and drivability; value for money (new purchase and resale); safety and durability; comfort and practicality; performance and capability; environmental friendliness; technological innovation; and regional appeal.
Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative of Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, commented: “We are delighted that the Lexus ES 300h has been recognized as the ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ at the MECOTY awards. This coveted accolade is testament to the model’s winning fusion of bold design and exhilarating performance, which is complemented not only by its luxurious interior, but also by its outstanding efficiency and green credentials, underscoring Lexus’ deep-rooted care for and consideration of the future needs of people and the environment. We extend our gratitude to our customers in the region for their loyal support, which remains an endless source of inspiration in our quest to develop vehicles that create amazing experiences and exceed the expectations of drivers and passengers alike.”
The 2019 ES 300h is an electrified hybrid model that can be driven entirely by electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and carbon emissions, or through a combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors – depending on the vehicle’s speed and driver behavior. In addition, batteries in the hybrid electric drivetrain are automatically charged by either the petrol engine or when braking and decelerating, thus eliminating the need to plug in a power cord. The world-class model enables customers to contribute to a sustainable future with a fuel consumption value of 22.4 km/L, while enjoying the increased driving satisfaction and engagement provided by the ES 300h’s cutting-edge technologies.
The distinct personality of the all-new Lexus ES 300h is completed by its exquisite interior, which offers an array of advanced specs that create a refined cabin experience. These include a 12.3-inch enhanced in-vehicle multimedia screen; 10.2-inch colored and adjustable head-up display; Lexus Climate Concierge with a 3-zone independent temperature control system; a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system; and multi-adjustable power and ventilated front seats, among others.
The model ensures absolute peace of mind with the Lexus Safety System+; a comprehensive safety system that comprises Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Tracing Assist and a Two-Stage Adaptive High Beam System. Furthermore, the car offers unparalleled protection via extensive safety features such as 10 Supplemental Restraint System airbags, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Panoramic View Monitor, and many more.