Lexus revealed the design of their new ES sedan ahead of its official debut in Beijing, China
The Lexus ES is currently the brand’s best-selling model. Last year, it handily beat its stablemates in the sales charts, eclipsing 51,000 vehicles sold by the end of December. The last generation debuted in 2015, and Lexus has decided it’s time for a new model to emerge. Enter the 2019 Lexus ES – shown here ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show (also called Auto China) next week.
As far as styling goes, it certainly mirrors the looks of its sedan and crossover stablemates. It’s large, sweeping front grille is even more pronounced, and the LED running lamps show off a more aggressive look than the previous generation. It’s a car that’s sure to come out swinging on tech as well. Lexus will likely include Apple CarPlay support, as it’s finally coming around to new Toyota models, such as the 2019 Avalon. Since this is a more premium brand, we’d expect to find that as well as Amazon Alexa support.
We don’t have any concrete information on the new car’s powertrain. However, we’d expect the new ES model, which has largely supplanted the similarly-sized GS, to pack similar powertrains to the new Avalon. That would mean a 3.5-liter V6 engine, as well as a hybrid drivetrain option. The hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with electric motor assistance.
We’ll know more when Lexus officially debuts the ES in Beijing. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow for more updates on new models, including the all-new ES as more information becomes available. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to TFL through our Patreon page!