Lexus ES 300h was crowned as the ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ at Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) 2019 which took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The car’s exceptional interiors with luxurious comfort and unbeatable performance was endorsed recently when Lexus ES 300h was selected for the award by a judging panel comprising 19 independent senior editors from the Middle East and North Africa’s leading automotive publications.
Each of the nominees were assessed across many factors with a set of ten essential criteria including design and quality (exterior and interior); emotional appeal and driver satisfaction; handling and drivability; safety and durability; value for money (new purchase and resale); comfort and practicality; performance and capability; environmental friendliness; technological innovation and regional appeal.
Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative of the Middle East & Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “We are delighted that the Lexus ES 300h has been recognized as ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ at the sixth annual MECOTY awards. This coveted accolade is a testament to the model’s winning combination of brave design and exhilarating performance, which is complemented not only by its luxurious interior but also its outstanding efficiency and green credentials – highlighting Lexus’ deep-rooted care for and consideration of the future needs of people and society. 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.”
This 2019 ES 300h is an electrified hybrid model which can be driven completely by electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and carbon emissions or through a combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors. Moreover, the driver doesn’t need to plug in the power cord as the batteries in the hybrid electric drivetrain are automatically charged by either the petrol engine or when braking and decelerating. The exceptional model enables customers to contribute to a sustainable future while enjoying the increased driving satisfaction provided by the ES 300h’s advanced technologies.
The all-new Lexus ES is completed by its exquisite interiors that offer a host of features giving a refined cabin experience to drivers as well as passengers. Lexus ES comprises many features for every driver to enjoy a seamless experience. An advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection during daylight and low-light conditions, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with a new feature called Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), etc.
Moreover, the car also offers unrivalled safety features such as 10 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Parking Support Alert (PKSA), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Active Cornering Assist (ACA), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and many others.