Lexus ES News

  • 2019 Lexus ES in Japan replaces side mirrors with cameras

    The 2019 Lexus ES has become the first production car to replace conventional side mirrors with cameras. Unfortunately, the cameras will only be offered in Japan where the technology was made legal in 2016. The ES starts sales in Japan in October. Elsewhere, the mid-size sedan sticks with mirrors. Audi's new e-tron electric SUV due for a reveal on September 17 will also offer the technology in many of the markets it's sold in, though not in the United States which is yet to introduce regulations allowing it. The technology isn't new and has been offered by some aftermarket firms for a couple...

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    2019 Lexus ES priced from $40,525

    The popular Lexus ES sedan, now in its seventh generation, has been priced. The luxury brand announced on Friday the 2019 ES will start at $40,525 for the ES 350, an increase of $550 over the outgoing car. The price includes a $1,025 destination fee. We don't have specifics on what the base price...

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    2019 Lexus ES revealed, will likely replace GS

    Lexus on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned ES that's set to rewrite everything that comes to mind when one normally thinks of the popular mid-size luxury sedan, so much so that it may even fill the role of the GS whose sales pale in comparison to the current ES. The new ES reaches showrooms in...

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    2019 Lexus ES first look

    A redesigned Lexus ES is coming for the 2019 model year and Lexus on Wednesday released the first full photo of the car and confirmed its debut at next week's 2018 Beijing auto show. So far the design of the new ES looks to be a slightly sharper, more athletic take on the current model's themes...

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    Lexus Starts Production In The U.S.: Video

    Lexus has been talking about starting production in the United States for years, and this week it finally happened. The first Lexus to be built on local soil was a 2016 ES 350. It rolled off the line at a plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Toyota’s first plant in the...

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    2016 Lexus ES Debuts With New Look At Shanghai Auto Show

    While the original LS is credited with putting Lexus on the map, one shouldn’t forget that the smaller, Camry-based ES was also present at the 1989 launch of the brand. Since that original, an additional five generations of the luxury mid-sizer have been launched, with the latest, still based...

  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h

    As we predicted yesterday, Lexus is in fact going to build a car in the U.S.: the ES 350. Global president of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, held a conference call with senior executives and the press this morning to make the announcement. Lexus has been considering U.S. production for at least the last two years. According to Lexus, building the ES 350 at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant will require a $360 million investment and generate 750 jobs. Lexus says it will build about 50,000 ES 350s each year, starting from the mid-2015 production date. Last year, 58,850 ES sedans were sold in North America...

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    Lexus Cuts Production Over China Tensions: Report

    Just last week we told you about increasing anti-Japanese sentiment in China, prompted by a territorial dispute over a series of uninhabited islands (this time). The Chinese are nothing if not nationalistic, and the dispute has led to the vandalism or destruction of a few Japanese car dealerships...

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    2013 Lexus ES 350, ES 300h Priced: Hybrid From $39,745

    The 2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h don't arrive in dealerships until next month, but in preparation for the new, much-improved ES's arrival, Lexus has announced pricing of the two core models: the ES 350 starts from $36,100, plus $895 in destination fees, while the ES 300h starts from $38,850 plus...

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    Will Toyota Build The 2013 Lexus ES In North America?

    Unfavorable exchange rates between Japan and the United States may prompt Toyota to begin building the next Lexus ES in North America.

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    Slow-Selling 2012 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Killed, Very Softly

    Beware, green luxury shoppers: If you like the Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan, get one now—and you might even score the rare discount on a Lexus. Lexus has confirmed that the HS 250h is no more. And it's evidence that even Lexus can make product missteps, and that not every hybrid that Toyota or...

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    2013 Lexus ES In Motion: Video

    You've seen the official photos from its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and our own walkaround video from the show. Now Lexus gives us a closer look at the styling and features of the 2013 ES with this official video. Two models are available for the 2013 model year: the ES 350 V-6 and the...

  • 2013 Lexus ES 350

    Back in 1989, Lexus went from theory to reality with the utter perfection that was the LS 400. It's easy to forget there was also another four-door offered at launch: the ES 250, a rebadged version of the Camry with a nicer interior, something less expensive than the $36,000 LS to tide over luxury buyers on a budget. Today, the ES is priced at or above that figure, and it's being revamped yet again, for the fourth time in two decades, a year after its related Camry was thoroughly reworked. The new 2013 Lexus ES 350 earns some significant kudos for its styling departures and some of its new...

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    2013 Lexus ES 350 And ES 300h Debut At 2012 New York Auto Show

    The 2013 Lexus GS was a huge step in the right direction for the brand's style and image, scrubbing away what had become a rather boring look and replacing it with dramatic, edgy lines. The 2013 Lexus ES looks to follow in its footsteps, though in slightly muted form. The car makes its official...

  • Lexus' teaser image for the 2013 ES sedan.
    All New Lexus ES Sedan To Debut In New York

    As the middle child of the Lexus family, the ES sedan doesn’t get a lot of attention. Even its little brother, the IS, gets more time in the spotlight, as Lexus positions the sporty rear-drive IS as one of the gateways to the brand (with the other being the CT200h hybrid). For 2013, Lexus is...

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    Lexus ES Gets Towed Out Of River, Slides Right Back In: Video

    Let this be a lesson to those of you who might, one day, need to tow an errant Lexus ES 300 out of a river for a Russian-speaking friend: be very careful about your attachment points for the tow straps. It turns out that various small fixtures on the underside of the rear crash structure are not...

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    Toyota To Pay $10 Million In Crash Settlement, Mats Still To Blame

    Last August Toyota stood before a crested wave of accelerator and floor-mat related recalls, the matter brought to a head by the death of an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family in a dealer-loaned Lexus ES 350. The crash was caused by incorrectly fitted...

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    Updated 2010 Lexus ES 350 Revealed, Priced

    The facelifted 2010 Lexus ES 350 starts from $34,800, up $330, from the 2009 model year.

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    2010 Lexus ES leaked

    Lots of talk about Buick's new LaCrosse and the Lincoln MKZ has included references to the Lexus ES sedan. That's because for several years now, it has been the benchmark for mid-level luxury value. So today's leak of the updated 2010 version of the car ought to carry some weight with anyone in the...

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