The ES300h model from the luxury brand Toyota is a vehicle characterized by elegance, efficiency and safety.
A news that sparked controversy was announced this afternoon in the PM section of the newspaper La Tercera and is linked to the new vehicles that the Supreme Court approved the purchase for its ministers .
At a time when attention has been focused on the expenses that must be incurred to support the tragic fires in the Valparaíso region, it has been learned that members of the judiciary have chosen the Lexus ES300h model to renew the Toyota Camry that They had owned it for eight years. The problem for some people who expressed themselves on social networks is that the cost does not meet the needs of the country, since for the 21 ministers and a judicial prosecutor 1.253 million pesos would be disbursed, This is considering that the Japanese sedan has a list price of $56,990,000, as can be seen on the luxury company Toyota’s website.
But what is so special about the model chosen by ministers?
The Lexus ES300h meets one of the fundamental requirements set by the Supreme Court: being a hybrid vehicle. As stated eight years ago, the goal at the time was to advance “our institution’s commitment to moving toward more sustainable justice.” That’s why they bought the Toyota Camry on this occasion.
Now is the time to renew. The offer of self-charging hybrid sedans (and not plug-in hybrids) is very limited and only the Toyota Corolla Hybrid appears as an option in Chile. The rest are hybrid SUVs, such as the Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota RAV4, GWM Haval Jolion, GWM Haval H6, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro and Ford Escape, among the most notable in terms of sales.
The election, after meeting them in person according to La Tercera, it’s for The Lexus ES300h sold in our country is offered in only one version, with a list price of $56,990,000.
Built on the TNGA-K platform, the same as its first cousin Toyota Camry, it has a single drive wheel and is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that develops 175 horsepower, supported by an electric unit that provides an additional 120 horsepower and that together allows it to deliver up to 215 hp. The engine is associated with a CVT gearbox and the approved average consumption is 21.7 km/l.
In dimensions, it measures 4,975 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,445 mm high, with a trunk loading capacity of 420 liters.
Among the aspects to highlight, the safety of the Lexus Safety System+ stands out, with blind spot detection, parking sensors, head-up display, ABS brakes, VSC and hill start assist. It also has 10 airbags.
As for the technology and comfort equipment, it has a 7” screen, steering wheel controls, a heated leather and wood steering wheel, 4 USB ports, a sunroof, leather seats. heated and air-conditioned leather, a Mark Levinson audio system with 17 speakers, a 12.3 player. ” Infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control and wireless charger.