Lexus ES with cameras instead of mirrors appeared in EuropeFebruary 13, 2020
Digital Side-View Monitor technology has gone beyond the Japanese market and is now available on the Lexus ES 300h hybrid for Europe.
Starting this spring, in the markets of countries such as the UK, Germany, Spain and Poland, a sedan will be offered with cameras instead of side mirrors. In other states, the launch will take place before the end of the year.
The eighth generation Lexus ES sedan, which became the debut production car that received cameras instead of mirrors, has been selling in Japan since October 2018. It has compact optical modules that transmit the image to screens installed in the lower area of the front struts. The cameras are activated in forced order or in automatic mode when turn signals are turned on or reverse gear – in this case, dynamic guides are displayed on the displays indicating the distance to the obstacle.
Lexus ES 300h is equipped with a power unit, which includes a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, an electric motor, a variator and a nickel-metal hydride battery. The total capacity of the installation is 218 hp.
As noted, the consumption of a sedan in combined trials (stand + street) is 5.5 liters, and in the urban cycle this figure drops to 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 km of track.
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