Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
29 Jan 2020
10:14 am

Lexus passes hybrid motivation on to new mid-spec ES

Charl Bosch

In a time where SUVs have become the mainstay, the big Lexus comes as a breath of fresh air by harking back to traditional luxury motoring.

As prevalent as hybrid drivetrains have become in recent years, it is almost a given that any reference made to a term that once rated as a drawn-out swearword would result in Toyota and its luxury division, Lexus, being mentioned at some point. Ever since the Prius, models sporting the famed ‘‘Hybrid Synergy Drive’’ or ‘‘h’’ nomenclatures on their bootlids have become as much a part of the automotive landscape as they have infuriated petrolheads across the globe for their promised but often controversial green credentials. Unexpectedly, South Africa is well known for not conforming to the global status quo...