In comes the Lexus ES. The Japanese luxury automaker spared no expense when it comes to building the seventh-generation sedan, and it shows in nearly every aspect, from design to build quality, material selection and driving experience.

Just two variants of the ES 250 are available, starting with Premium at RM299,888 and the Luxury, which is the unit we sampled, at RM332,888. Both models are fully imported from Japan and come with five-years unlimited mileage warranty. There are seven exterior colours to choose from, and two interior colour schemes to boot.

In terms of powertrain, the ES is only available with the latest 2.5 litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine, making 204 hp at 6,600 rpm and 247 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The direct-injection A25A-FKS petrol unit is paired to an eight-speed Direct Shift conventional automatic transmission, which directs power to the front wheels. The 0-100 km/h is done in 9.1 seconds and top speed is 210 km/h.

For the ES 250 Luxury, the equipment list includes distinctive LED headlights with Adaptive High Beam System and sequential turn signals, 18-inch wheels finished in Hyper Chrome Metallic Coating, 10-way powered front seat with memory function, powered reclining rear seats, three-zone climate control, head-up display, a 12.3-inch centre screen with navigation, and more. Interested? Well, find out what our man Hafriz Shah thinks of it in the video above.