2021 Lexus ES Launched At INR 56.65 Lakhs; To Rival Audi A6, BMW 5 Series

Germans are literally doing well here and to uplift its game even the Japanese brand is ready to go head-on against them with the all-new Lexus ES. The update was long-awaited but finally, with a price tag starting at Rs.56.65 Lakhs (Exquisite) and Rs.61.85 Lakhs for the Luxury variant (all prices, ex-showroom, India), the updated ES has finally made its debut.

Planning to buy a luxury sedan? Let’s check out the new Lexus ES down below.


  • New Lexus ES arrives in India with a starting price of Rs.56.65 Lakhs.
  • To be powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology.
  • Will cost Rs.10,000 more when compared to the outgoing counterpart.

2021 Lexus ES

Exterior & Design

There are some minor yet important changes that can be witnessed in the new Lexus ES. The first one is obviously visible to the naked eye and to be precise, the brand has slightly updated the signature grille. Interestingly, even the headlights and alloy wheels are new to enhance the overall stance.

Two new paint schemes have also been added in the form of Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome.


The cabin of the new ES feels premium with new upholstery. This time, the Japanese carmaker has decided to offer ventilated seats for even the second row. Other features including a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17-speaker Mark and Levinson surround sound system, an air ioniser and a 360-degree camera are there depending upon the variant.

The 2021 Lexus ES also comes with a powered tailgate and kick sensor that reasonably minimises human effort.

Image Source: Pressroom Lexus


Just like the older version of ES, the new one also features a powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology onboard. As claimed by the brand, this entire setup is capable of churning out a massive 215BHP alongside 221Nm of peak torque while being paired to a CVT gearbox.

For your information, the mild hybrid technology gets a 16kW battery pack with the ultimate motive to aid overall fuel efficiency and even offer sudden bursts of power whenever required.


In India, the updated Lexus ES compares with some well-established German rivals such as BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. As we know, A6 is only available with a sole petrol engine, therefore, it is one of the closest competitors to the new Lexus ES. Want to learn more about it? Check out all the details related to it down below.

Audi A6

Image Source: Audi Media Center

Almost all the luxury cars available in this segment have been updated recently. The all-new Audi A6 has been revised to align it with the modern design language. Under the hood, the updated sedan comes powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an overall output rated at 245HP and 370Nm.

In terms of features, Audi A6 is loaded with four-zone climate control, Matrix LED headlamps, panoramic sunroof, multiple drive modes and the brand’s Virtual Cockpit among others. For more details related to it click here.


Audi A6
Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
Power 250BHP
Torque 370Nm
Key Highlights
  • Ventilated seats
  • Four-zone climate control
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 8 airbags
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.57.08 Lakhs to Rs.61.81 Lakhs
Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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