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The seventh generation Lexus ES will be the first to be introduced to markets in Western Europe. It follows the new LS flagship sedan and LC coupe in carrying forward a new chapter in Lexus design that has a much stronger emotional quality. The eye-catching styling, made possible by the use of an all-new Global Architecture - K (GA-K) platform, will have particular appeal to customers in the region, together with a more engaging driving experience and even higher safety provisions.

 

The new ES is built on the all-new Global Architecture - K (GA-K) platform, giving Lexus the opportunity to explore the limits of mid-size luxury sedan design. The car is 65 mm longer (4,980 mm), 5 mm lower (1,445 mm) and 45 mm wider (1,865 mm) than its predecessor. The 50 mm longer wheelbase (2,870 mm) allows the wheels to be pushed closer to the car's corners, with wider front and rear treads (+10 and +37 mm).

 

The range will include the ES 300h, on sale from December 2018, powered by a new self-charging hybrid system, together with the ES 200, ES 250 and ES 350 petrol engine models that will go on sale from September 2018.

 

 

Lexus ES 250

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Lexus ES 300h F SPORT

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Ground clearance seems to be higher than sedan.

 

Macam crossover

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Front and back looks good.  [thumbsup]

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The similarity to LS500 up front is good. Have to see the rear bumper chrome in real life...

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Swee . Like baby LS .

 

I wonder if its gonna be RWD or still FWD . 

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Lexus cars always got that sharp n sporty looks. Swee!

 

But...wa...bigger size than the current ones! Now drive into narrow carpark I alrdy dragon dance liao bigger size lagi jialat. [dizzy][sweatdrop]

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very nice, wahhh bigger than the current ES? Current ES is already very big..... 

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Lexus ES redesign goes sportier with F Sport edition

http://www.autonews.com/article/20180424/OEM04/180429888/2019-lexus-es-f-sport-redesign

 

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Editor's note: The Lexus ES sits on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. The name of the platform was misstated in an earlier version of this story. 

BEIJING -- Lexus is so confident in the performance chops of the redesigned ES sedan that it is giving the remake of one of its frumpiest nameplates an F Sport version for the first time.

Long a sensible choice of the over-60 set, the ES now moves to a new modular platform with a lower center of gravity and sportier handling. The platform is a Lexus derivative of the Toyota New Global Architecture that underpins the latest Toyota Camry and Avalon sedans.

The new front-wheel-drive platform provides crisper driving dynamics in the latest Camry and Avalon, and Lexus is banking that the premium spinoff will produce a repeat performance in the brand's volume sedan.

Lexus unveiled the 2019 Lexus ES, which goes on sale in September, at the Beijing auto show Wednesday. Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury marque said the car's latest iteration will be lower, wider, longer than the outgoing version to "reflect newfound performance capabilities."

Lexus aims to stoke enthusiasm for the nameplate by offering an F Sport edition equipped with a rear spoiler, adaptive variable suspension, an additional performance-geared drive mode and sound enhancement for a more spirited engine rumble.

The ES F Sport also gets special badging and new metallic cabin trim.

"The engineering team led by Yasuhiro Sakakibara had one clear goal when it came to the ES: transform the image," Lexus said in a statement. "That meant turning a sedan known primarily for comfort and quietness into one that is equally capable of delivering class-leading handling and power that you can feel and hear."

The ES comes in two powertrain variants.

The ES 350 gets a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with an updated fuel injection system mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 302 hp, up 34 hp from the previous generation.

The ES 300h is a fourth-generation hybrid that combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and nickel metal hydride battery for 215 hp.

Outside, designers aimed to give the car a planted, forward-leaning look more befitting the livelier image Lexus is pitching. It gets a fast roofline, lower stance and sleek aerodynamics.

The clean and chiseled rear has wraparound LED taillamps. Up front, two massive maws on are offer: one with radiating vertical bars, the other with a blacked-out L-shaped pattern.

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The brand's suite of safety features, called Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, comes standard on all versions. Updated features include the pre-crash collision system's ability to detect daytime bicyclists. Engineers also enhanced nighttime detection of pedestrians.

Inside, the ES is the first Lexus product to offer Apple CarPlay connectivity.

It is also Amazon Alexa-enabled, letting drivers use natural language commands to control some functions, even remotely for car-to-home and home-to-car interaction. Onboard Wi-Fi from Verizon is part of an optional navigation system with a 12.3-inch dashboard display.

The Avalon and the ES are produced — on different assembly lines — at Toyota's plant in Georgetown, Ky.

The ES was the top-selling midsize luxury car in the U.S. last year, with 51,398 deliveries. But ES sales fell 12 percent in a segment that declined 7.9 percent as consumers migrated to light trucks. U.S. sales of the ES slipped 2.6 percent in the first quarter of this year.

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very nice, wahhh bigger than the current ES? Current ES is already very big..... 

 

There are rumors that the GS would be killed off and the ES to fill in the gap.

 

 

Anyway, this really looks good.

Sharp styling. 

But the center console looks a bit weird to me. 

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I find the center console abit weird too. I prefer edgeless screen. 

There are rumors that the GS would be killed off and the ES to fill in the gap.

 

 

Anyway, this really looks good.

Sharp styling. 

But the center console looks a bit weird to me. 

 

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There are rumors that the GS would be killed off and the ES to fill in the gap.

 

 

Anyway, this really looks good.

Sharp styling. 

But the center console looks a bit weird to me. 

 

Looks very sleek overall, and definitely spacious inside. 

 

Agree on the centre console - too much Camry influence for my liking. And the back seats look too much like a bench - which is one of my pet peeves for a luxury sedan. 

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The F Sport seats look yummy. If it had a more streamlined centre console and joystick gear shifter, that will enhance the ambience greatly.

 

I've sat in the ES in the free ride from BM to Queenstown MRT. It's really spacious, quiet and comfortable at the rear.

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Swee . Like baby LS .

 

I wonder if its gonna be RWD or still FWD . 

Look at rear floor is flat - definitely RWD  :excl:

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very nice, wahhh bigger than the current ES? Current ES is already very big..... 

but probably not big enough for Chinese

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Looks very sleek overall, and definitely spacious inside. 

 

Agree on the centre console - too much Camry influence for my liking. And the back seats look too much like a bench - which is one of my pet peeves for a luxury sedan. 

 

Just like Camry/Avalon, it is using the same TNGA GA-K.

 

Can you enlighten where are influence?

https://www.toyota.com/camry/photo-gallery/interior/2

 

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nice form... minimal changes required from winning design. 

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but the engine options are a bit disappointing for singapore market under singapore tax system..

 

 

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nice form... minimal changes required from winning design.

I do like the new interior design language from Toyota.

 

But if I'm buying a Lexus, not sure if I'd like the design similarities to be as obvious as the centre console, though I'd be fine with sharing of switchgear like windows controls.

 

Think VW group has struck the right balance with Audi, VW.

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but the engine options are a bit disappointing for singapore market under singapore tax system..

this one bobian. same across the board for all cars in SG.

I do like the new interior design language from Toyota.

 

But if I'm buying a Lexus, not sure if I'd like the design similarities to be as obvious as the centre console, though I'd be fine with sharing of switchgear like windows controls.

 

Think VW group has struck the right balance with Audi, VW.

agree. Toyota could do with more obvious differences in the interior between Lexus and Toyota to "atas-ify" the car.
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this one bobian. same across the board for all cars in SG.

agree. Toyota could do with more obvious differences in the interior between Lexus and Toyota to "atas-ify" the car.

ya kana cornered in all angle...LTA has it all well covered.. if use NA engine u need at least v6 3liter .. road tax kana . if use TC.. maybe VES kana.. 

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ya kana cornered in all angle...LTA has it all well covered.. if use NA engine u need at least v6 3liter .. road tax kana . if use TC.. maybe VES kana.. 

 

Hybrid loh.

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Hybrid loh.

but hybrid road tax is high... it combines motor and engine capacities to charge u.. 

last time my RX400h is an example.. if i can remember correctly .. i paid like 3k+ per year.  

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