All the surveys and the discontinuations of certain models are pointing straight to some of the biggest changes for the new 2019 Lexus ES 350. That big change could be a new drive option and power boost. It was impossible to think that Lexus is going to make the ES model more powerful because it could mess with other models, but one of those models is scheduled for discontinuation and there were some surveys issued directly by Toyota, in which the main question was:”Would you like the AWD option for Lexus ES 350?”.
There is no actual, official news about the new model for 2019, but there are rumors about the new generation. It is more certain that we are not going to see such drastic changes during the duration of the current generation of the Lexus ES 350. We got this, the sixth generation of Lexus ES 350 back in 2012. It successfully survived the mid-cycle refresh in 2015 so we practically have the generation 6.5 in 2017. Everybody is talking about the seventh generation as the most obvious move by Lexus. Not because we are bored by the design of the current Lexus ES 350, but because it is the right time for that move.
Do We Know the 2019 Lexus ES 350 Release Date?
Since there is no actual official information about the 2019 Lexus ES 350 release date, the only things we got to know are straight from the sphere of rumors which are derived from the actual facts. We will know nothing about the actual release until the official reveal which will take place sometime during the next few months. The production should begin during the November and we should see the first production vehicle early in 2019.
2019 Lexus ES 350 Price Could Go Up!
If our claims are wrong and we are not going to see any huge changes and if the beginning of the seventh generation is postponed, the 2019 Lexus ES price will not change. In that case, it is going to start at $39,000. But, if Lexus discontinues the Lexus GS, that will open the road for a more stronger Lexus ES, with AWD option, which will raise the price bar all the way to $55,000 or even $60,000.
Perfect 2019 Lexus ES 350 Exterior
When you look, not only the possible 2019 Lexus ES 350 exterior, but the exterior of every single model from the past, you can see the same contour like on every other modern luxurious sedan, but brought to perfection. Every single line looks like a work of art and not only the design solution for an ordinary car. There is nothing ordinary with the 2019 Lexus ES 350.
The shape of the silhouette is not going to change no matter what. Slight adjustments are acceptable, but we are expecting the main changes in the front and back. As we could see on some of the models which have already been reviewed in some of the world’s famous magazines. There is no way that we can possibly foresee all the updates in case of the new generation, but if they are planning just a mild update, headlights and taillights will be the first to be changed. Of course, the changes are not going to be drastic, but in line with the main purpose of the vehicle. For example, we don’t expect the shape of the Lexus LC headlights to transcend to the ES, just because the ES needs to remain elegant at its core. There is no need for some aggressive details.
As for the materials are considered, we expect more chrome to be used, and not only on the edges of the trunk and hood. Again, we can only say positive things about the overall design of the Lexus ES 350. The great majority of drivers can only dream about owning this kind of a vehicle. But, if we are talking about the possibilities, there are numerous patents that can be used from the platform, design, and materials used in Lexus LFA entirely made of carbon. It was firstly meant to be the aluminum vehicle and it was later entirely scraped and designers went back to the drawing board. That is one more interesting fact.
Around the World in 2019 Lexus ES 350 Interior
If you have ever fantasized about driving your executive office… you will be able to do it with the 2019 Lexus ES 350 interior. Frankly saying, you can already do that with any ES 350 out there, ever since the last update.
The funny thing is that people in Japan like to drive European luxury cars, and Lexus only became popular during the last decade.
You can find really luxurious materials and gadgets inside the Lexus ES 350 interior. Those gadgets like the cooled and heated super comfortable seats, high-tech climate control, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, infotainment system and the overall feel of comfort where even in sharp turns you feel like you are gliding. There is a joystick from which you can control selections on the infotainment screen, and you even have the elegant palm rest for the joystick.
That joystick can be frustrating to use if you are not used to it. That is why you can have the remote touch screen control. That infotainment screen is an eight-inch screen connected to the eight-speaker surround sound system, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, etc.
Features which you can choose from include glass roof, Lexus Remote Touch infotainment controller, 15 speaker Mark Levinson surround system, blind spot monitor, parallel park assistance, rear camera, parking sensors and more.
The 2019 Lexus ES 350 safety features include the adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic braking and even more if we get the complete redesign and the new generation. Maybe there are going to be some features which will bring the Lexus to the family of semi-autonomous vehicles.
In the back, you have enough room for anyone, and we expect the climate concierge to transfer from the LS models. For those who are not familiar with this technology, it is a system of four zones. It combines not only an air condition device but all the gadgets like heaters and coolers inside the seats and the steering wheel. Special sensors can read the temperature on all the passengers and to automatically control the climate throughout the vehicle. There are special infrared sensors, mounted on the roof which are measuring the surface temperature of all the passengers. That system is able to assess the individual needs of all the occupants.
Trunk capacity is more than enough; you will have somewhere around 15 cubic foot and that can be seen as an above average number for that class. The trunk itself is very wide on the current version for the 2018 so you can easily put anything you like inside, without any fuss.
2019 Lexus ES 350 Engine Specs in the Same 3 Modes
We don’t think that there are going to be some changes on the 2019 Lexus ES 350 engine unless Lexus really decides to go forward with the AWD option. Up to now, the Lexus ES 350 has been the FWD only, and there was no need for the engine update. If they decide to install the new AWD they would need the more power.
For now, Lexus uses 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with around 268 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. It is strange that it hasn’t gone for the 8-speed automatic since the already have that technology. There are four different modes (well different in feel but without any influence on the engine performance). There are Eco, Normal and Sports modes. In theory, the fuel consumption is 24mpg combined, 21mpg in city and 30mpg on a highway. But there aren’t any differences between the modes. Even on the eco mode, everything is practically the same in fuel consumption but there are differences in the overall feeling during the drive. The main difference comes from the different throttle response. In Eco mode, you need to push the throttle half way to reach 3000rpm and one fifth in Sports mode.
Lexus is one of the most luxurious brands out there in spite the fact that it is one of the youngest brands. It was firstly developed to stand under the Toyota’s name, but they eventually decided to make it a daughter company to Toyota. It first started working in 1989 and it has become the pioneer in automobile equipment since then.
They are the ones who push the limits of the automobile industry in luxury and beauty. They are the first to design the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus is the first to implement the Satellite Navigation technology into a car (LS 400 – in 1998)
Lexus is the first to install the 6 CD Changer inside a car in 1995.
On the top of all, Lexus makes its leather upholstery only from cows that live without barbed fences…