The new seventh-generation Lexus ES builds on its strengths with an all-new platform and is now available through the Al-Futtaim Lexus network in the UAE. After six generations of unprecedented success in the luxury sedan segment, the 2019 Lexus ES makes an extraordinary leap with a striking coupe-like design, enhanced performance, and innovative technologies.
One of two major additions to the all-new Lexus ES lineup includes the ES 300h, an electrified hybrid model, which combines two power sources consisting of a petrol engine and two electric motors. The class-leading hybrid electric model enables customers to contribute to a sustainable future while enjoying increased driving satisfaction and engagement provided by its advanced technologies and cabin quietness, as well as its acceleration smoothness, especially when starting off.
The second addition is the all-new 2019 Lexus ES F-SPORT model, which further enhances the driving excitement so that drivers can enjoy a sense of oneness with the car, born of its ability to respond immediately to driving enthusiasts’ intentions in various situations. In addition to a thrilling exterior that highlights its bold and aggressive personality, the all-new Lexus ES F SPORT features numerous upgrades such as a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires, and unique aluminium interior trim that gives the machine a more dynamic look and feel.
ES loyalists will find the seventh generation more spacious, quieter and safer than ever before and will be able to enjoy an exhilarating performance, class-leading active safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this segment. As for the environmentally-conscious, the newly introduced electrified variant, ES 300h offers over 80% better fuel savings compared to the petrol engine current generation ES.
Running 24.1km on one liter of petrol, the ES 300h is able to go 1205 kilometers on a full tank without having to stop by a petrol station. “The first generation of this best-selling sedan debuted in 1989, and over the past 30 years, Lexus ES has evolved to constitute, thanks to its supreme quality and unbeatable dependability, a key staple in many houses and fleets,” said Mohamed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus. “Lexus ES is the leading sedan in our line-up and one that constitutes over 70% of our sedan car sales. With the introduction of the new electrified variant, we expect the sales to spike as all institutions and individuals accelerate their efforts to reach the sustainability targets set by the UAE Government’s Vision 2021.”
The new longer, lower and wider ES pushes the limits of design in the luxury sedan class. For this generation, daring design elements have been added to the car to challenge the traditional expectations of buyers. To create a dynamic yet fluid shape and enhance the driver’s visibility, a low hood has been adapted, producing a distinctive silhouette emphasized by an aggressive downward angle.
The provocative elegance of the design starts up front with the latest iteration of the brand’s signature grille, but adds individual cues that are unique to the ES such as the vertical grille pattern and satin-plated trim, adding slim headlamps with distinctive L-shaped marker lights. In profile, the ES has a dynamic yet fluid shape that starts with the low hoodline that feeds into the sleek roofline. The rear of the all-new Lexus ES is clean and sharply chiselled, with distinctive three-dimensional, L-shaped LED taillamps that wrap around the quarter panels to provide a continuous styling line from any angle.
There are three different wheel designs (standard 17-inch, two 18-inch) for the ES 250, ES 350 and ES 300h, while the ES 350 F SPORT gets standard 19-inch wheels. 10 colors make up the exterior paint palette including two new shades, Sunlight Green and Ice Ecru. The F-SPORT model gets two exclusive colors: White Nova, embodying ultimate purity, and Heat Blue that expresses high energy.
In the new ES, the driver’s focus is kept on the road ahead by placing the centre display screen, instrument panel and available heads-up display in a tight cluster in the driver’s field of view. Front passengers, on the other hand, get a more open and spacious environment that promotes relaxation. Completing the all-new Lexus ES’ distinct personality is its exquisite interior that invites the driver and passengers to enjoy a range of advanced features offering a refined cabin experience.
These include an enhanced in-vehicle 12.3-inch multimedia display, a 10.2-inch colored and adjustable head-up display (HUD), a 7-inch color multi-information display (MID), a wireless charging system for smartphones, an LED ambient illumination, the Lexus Climate Concierge with a 3-zone independent temperature control system, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, multi-adjustable power and ventilated front seats, power reclining rear seats, a rear armrest with multi-operation panel, and a hands-free power trunk lid.
Despite the coupe-like design, rear seat passenger comfort- a hallmark of the ES – remains a top priority. A lower hip point and a carefully configured headliner preserve headroom while the longer wheelbase delivers generous legroom. ES 350 and ES 300h offer Shimamoku wooden trim and Bamboo trim, which give the ES a hand-crafted appearance that luxury buyers expect in this category.
To give it a more distinctive look, the F-SPORT model comes with all-new kind of metallic cabin trim, inspired by the making of “Katana” a traditional Japanese sword, and uses “Hadori”, a polishing technique that relies on a thin grinding stone, giving the ornamentation panels a three-dimensional appearance that varies depending on the viewing angle.
ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 mated to a new 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission, with an update to D4-S fuel injection, designed to deliver commanding acceleration along with an invigorating sound. The impressively smooth engine now throws 301 horsepower, up significantly by 11%, compared to the older model, while delivering 16% better fuel economy. The new ES 250 also comes with an 8-speed Automatic Transmission and offers 13% better horsepower and 25% better fuel economy with 17.2 KM / L.
The HEV variant, ES 300h is capable of delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, responsive performance and minimal emissions. An all-new engine, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder incorporates fast-burn combustion technology that makes it one of the most thermally efficient engines ever offered in a Lexus. An all-new nickel metal hybrid battery is smaller than before which allows it to be mounted underneath the back seat so it doesn’t infringe on trunk space.
The all-new ES is available across all Al-Futtaim Lexus showrooms in the UAE starting from AED 195,000.
PUBG MOBILE Partners with Dodge to Bring Their Vehicles to the Battlegrounds
PUBG MOBILE has announced a partnership with Dodge to bring its cars into the game. While it continues until November 6th, the collaboration will see three of Dodge’s powerful models introduced into PUBG MOBILE, made available with colour schemes exclusive to the game. Players will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Dodge and be given the opportunity to experience Dodge’s two high-end performance models – the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, named after their engine’s characteristic roar alongside the electric compact utility model, the Hornet.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be available in vivid Blaze and Lime colourways, and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak in flame-licked Hellfire. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will be available in Tuscan Torque and Fuchsia, and the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat JailBreak in Violet Venom. The collaboration will also see the introduction of the Dodge Hornet GLH – known for its lowered suspension and upgraded exhaust – in Redline, Sunburst and Scarlet Sting colourways.
Players can look forward to getting behind the in-game wheel of Dodge’s famous vehicles, known for their high horsepower, intense straight-line acceleration, and powerful handling. Enjoy Dodge’s signature muscle car, the Challenger SRT Hellcat, with its throwback-yet-modern style, the world’s only four-door muscle car, the Charger SRT Hellcat with a top speed of 203 mph and the Hornet, Dodge’s first electric model, which brings a new approach to their performance line-up.
“The PUBG MOBILE team is thrilled to announce our partnership with Dodge, merging the worlds of gaming and automotive innovation,” said Vincent Wang, Head of PUBG MOBILE Publishing at Tencent Games. “With multiple colour variants of their iconic cars coming to the game, we’re fusing the heart-pounding rush of iconic, high-performance muscle cars with the strategic intensity of PUBG MOBILE. We hope that players love what this collaboration has to offer.”
“Dodge has always been driven by a passion for performance, innovation, and pushing the limits of what’s possible,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “Our collaboration with PUBG MOBILE is a testament to this philosophy, as we join forces to bring the breath-taking excitement of our high-performance muscle cars into the dynamic world of gaming.”
The PUBG MOBILE x Dodge collaboration update is available beginning tomorrow until Monday, November 6th.
Inter Emirates Motors Launches MG T60 Pickup Truck
Inter Emirates Motors (IEM), a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and official distributor of MG Motor in the United Arab Emirates, proudly introduces the MG T60 truck to the UAE’s automotive landscape. This debut marks a significant stride for MG as it ventures into the mid-size light pickup truck segment for the first time in UAE after great success in the Middle East region. The MG T60 redefines value, performance, and practicality, offering an exceptional choice at an affordable price point.
The MG T60 embodies power and versatility, delivering an exceptional driving experience that effortlessly combines performance and adaptability. Available in both diesel and petrol engine options, and provides the flexibility of choosing between Manual and Automatic Transmission, as well as the option of 2WD and 4WD, ensuring that the MG T60 caters to the diverse needs of UAE drivers.
“Introducing the MG T60 demonstrates our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, meeting the needs of both passenger and commercial sectors,” discussed Mohamed Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of the Motors Division at Ali & Sons Holding LLC. “MG’s journey in the UAE continues to be marked by success and growth, and the MG T60 reflects our determination to bring new and exciting options to our diverse customers for any journey they would like to embark upon. We are optimistic about the future and look forward to introducing more innovative and diverse vehicles to the UAE.”
The MG T60 makes a statement with its muscular body and commanding presence. Its cargo bed, fortified with protective metal bars, guarantees secure transportation of goods. Chrome accents and bold alloy wheels elevate the truck’s rugged aesthetics. A prominent front grill, enhanced by ultra-bright LED headlamps, not only underscores its bold character but also ensures road presence.
Inside, the MG T60 focuses on comfort and practicality. Driver-focused controls ensure a personalized driving experience, while the spacious cabin accommodates up to five occupants. The interior boasts an elegant instrument panel and an intuitive layout for enhanced functionality.
The MG T60’s performance is characterized by its efficient power delivery. The 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine generates 150hp and an impressive 360Nm of torque, making it ideal for heavy loads and daily driving. The 2.4L Petrol engine, producing 136hp, offers a spirited drive, particularly in urban environments. The truck’s transmission system features three driving modes – Eco, Standard, and Power; tailoring the driving experience to various conditions.
Hisham El Sahn, General Manager of Inter Emirates Motors, commented, “The MG T60 is a distinctive addition to our lineup, representing a new chapter for MG in the UAE. With its economical pricing and exceptional functionality, the MG T60 caters to a broad range of customers, from off-road enthusiasts to businesses seeking reliable solutions. Our collaboration with MG remains steadfast and we are poised to work together to ensure the most innovative and accessible offerings to our valued customers in the region.”
The MG T60 seamlessly blends innovation and safety. Standard features include automatic air conditioning, a four-speaker stereo system, and keyless vehicle entry. Safety is a top priority, with ABS, stability control, EBA, and traction control ensuring a secure drive. Front and side airbags, along with a tyre pressure monitoring system, further enhance passenger protection.
Inter Emirates Motors will be offering a 3-year warranty or up to 120,000 kilometres for the MG T60, showcasing its commitment to customer satisfaction and vehicle reliability. As the MG T60 makes its debut on UAE roads, it ushers in a new era of affordable yet powerful pickup trucks, setting new standards for performance and versatility.
EXEED Cars Launches the RX in the Region
EXEED Cars has launched the RX SUV in the region, in partnership with the company’s exclusive distributor, Al Gurair Auto.
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The vehicle is powered by a cutting-edge 2.0TGDI engine delivering 261 horsepower and a maximum torque of 400nm, promising a thrilling driving experience.
“The interior of the EXEED RX is all about high-end comfort and cutting-edge technology, embodying the ‘Art of Technology’ concept and the future of automotive design. The avant-garde body styling, along with starship-inspired daytime and taillights, provides a distinctive look for the vehicle on the road. It boasts an innovative design and technological innovations that prioritise the comfort of passengers,” the company said. A 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, premium leather upholstery, complete winter package with heated elements, and 2-zone climate control with seat ventilation for the front and rear seats are all noteworthy features of the new RX.
The highest levels of comfort and safety are offered by its unique design and technology solutions, which meet the Global 5-star security design. Several characteristics, including the digital quality control features, provide passengers with a sense of security and peace of mind while on the road. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), four-wheel drive capabilities, a selection of eight airbags, door opening alerts, a high-strength bodywork structure, and a suspension system with continuous damping control are all features that further ensure passenger safety.
The RX is also equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a high-performance intelligent processor, along with a Fly Fish Chassis and Sony 14-speaker audio system that offers an immersive musical experience. The ambience is further enhanced with dynamic lighting effects that are synchronised to the music. The vehicle also features 64-color ambient lighting, a queen-sized passenger seat, and a 50w wireless charger.
The four-zone speech recognition system makes accessing the functionalities in the car more convenient. A heads-up display, 24.6-inch curved screen, 540-degree camera system, and a number of convenience features like keyless entry, a fragrance system, hidden door handles, and Smart Connect capability, all complement the SUV’s premium appeal.
The RX, designed by Steve Eum, won a gold medal at the 2022 International Design Awards (IDA), making history as the first high-end Chinese vehicle to receive this accolade. The vehicle promises to stand out in the SUV market with its elegant design, innovative technologies, and commitment to safety. Upon the purchase of this vehicle, customers can enjoy numerous benefits, including a seven-years or 200,000 km warranty.
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