For you to come to grips with all the new stuff in the new ES, Lexus released this neat video, offering a comprehensive virtual tour of the new car. The walk-around features the main highlights of 2013 ES, which in a nutshell include the refreshed design with new head and taillights and spindle grille, new high-end interior, and a new hybrid powertrain featured in the ES 300 model with estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg combined city/highway.
The Lexus ES 300h hybrid offers the driver four modes: Normal, Sport, Eco and EV. EV mode allows short distance drives, at reduced speed, using only the power from the hybrid battery pack. Normal mode provides a blend of performance and efficiency that is suited to everyday driving, while Eco mode favors fuel economy. Sport mode increases powertrain responsiveness.