Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Trademark Registered


Lexus ES 300h Hybrid

Once again, the North American Trademark offices have given us a glimpse into the future, as both Lexus USA & Lexus Canada have filed for the ES 300h trademark (Canadian Trade-Mark 1507011 & U.S. Trademark No. 85193249, both registered on December 8, 2010.)

Although it’s hardly a full confirmation, this certainly points to a hybrid version of Lexus’ most popular sedan, mostly likely when the next-generation is introduced (which I’m currently guessing will arrive late-2011).

As for what could be powering the ES 300h, that’s pure speculation at this point. The HS 250h uses the 2.4L 2AZ-FXE with a 40 hp electric motor for a total combined output of 187 hp — very similar to the current Camry Hybrid — which would only lead to the assumption that the ES will share the upgraded hybrid system that’s sure to debut with the next-generation Camry next year.

[Via: My.IS]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    With the CTh available in most markets, I’m waiting for the ES to become even more upscale. Can’t wait!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    WorldofLuxury wrote:With the CTh available in most markets, I’m waiting for the ES to become even more upscale. Can’t wait!

    I’m a huge fan of the current ES — it has such a comfortable ride and reminds me so much of the first-gen LS. I can’t wait to see how they bump that up in the next generation. :-)

  • Jin Cho

    I hope it uses 2.5L V-6 from IS250 because the HS engine is so loud.
    And I hope (again) Sienna comes with RX450h or Highlander Hybrid configuration as First Hybrid Minivan… that will be cool (if not available elsewhere)
    ;-)

  • FreeSpirit

    Jin Cho wrote:I hope it uses 2.5L V-6 from IS250 because the HS engine is so loud.And I hope (again) Sienna comes with RX450h or Highlander Hybrid configuration as First Hybrid Minivan… that will be cool (if not available elsewhere)

    if they make the sienna with Hybrid edition so what’s the reason for Prius – Alfa

  • FreeSpirit

    WorldofLuxury wrote:With the CTh available in most markets, I’m waiting for the ES to become even more upscale. Can’t wait!

    krew wrote:

    WorldofLuxury wrote:With the CTh available in most markets, I’m waiting for the ES to become even more upscale. Can’t wait!

    I’m a huge fan of the current ES — it has such a comfortable ride and reminds me so much of the first-gen LS. I can’t wait to see how they bump that up in the next generation.

    So as i said before
    the Lexus line-up ‘ll be as follow

    CT
    HS/IS
    HS:front and or AWD and are comfortable
    IS:RWD and AWD and ‘ll be as 4 door coupe style
    ES/GS
    ES:large HS
    GS:large GS

    LS:large GS as a panamera competitor not S/7/A8 competitor which ‘ll be from now the mission of say MS

  • SSCHIEFRSHA

    Took them long enough. Hybrid was the decision making point for me between the ES and the MLK. Now of course I will prefer to wait for the ES hybrid.

  • Jay

    The 300h designation likely means it will be more powerful than the HS. Hopefully it will be a new or significantly upgraded hybrid motor combined with Toyota’s new 2.5 or 2.7 liter 4 cylinder used in the Camry and Venza. Can’t wait to see more specs!

  • jesseps

    At least the hybrid ES should be part of the 6th generation ES’s :-) I wonder what the L-finesse will look like.

  • TLU

    It’s a beautiful car with a design for a bit too old people.

  • TLU

    I believe that it will be powered by the 2.7l engine in the RX270 being sold in Asia and the 2.7l Hilander.

  • Qwmkml

    Or the 2.5 V6 from the IS250.