We have started getting some pretty interesting spy photos of the new 2019 Lexus ES. Some photographers caught it on a gas station between the LA and San Francisco. It will arrive in two different variants, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and the 2019 Lexus ES hybrid. The styling is (as we can see from the photos) a bit more aggressive than what we have seen on the current generation. The style is inspired by the new LS, and the seventh generation will be longer, and wider. On the mechanical side, we expect it to be similar to Toyota Camry and Avalon.
2019 Lexus ES Release Date
Unfortunately, there is no official data about the 2019 Lexus ES release date. We are assuming that it is going to arrive to all the dealer shops sometime during the summer or autumn of 2018. We are probably going to know more next month, judging by the look of the prototype and the light camouflage that it has. We need to wait for the International Auto Show in Detroit which will take place from January 13 to January 28, 2018.
2019 Lexus ES Price
The starting price for the 2019 Lexus ES is probably not going to go far from this year’s model. That brings us the approximate starting price of $40,000 for the Lexus ES350 and $43,000 for the Lexus ES 300h hybrid. Everything else will depend on the trim level you choose.
2019 Lexus ES Exterior
Based on some spy photos we have gotten in the last few months, the 2019 Lexus ES and 2019 Lexus GS Exteriors are going to end up with some drastic changes. On those first photos from a couple of months ago, we could see a grille with a sport-like dual grille layout with a sporty grille on the upper part and a lower smaller grille. However one of the correspondents that work for “TFLCar” published his own spy photos of what he claims to be a new 2019 Lexus ES. Those photos are showing a totally different look of something that looks like a traditional grille for the Lexus and a bit sportier style of the hood. That sportier look of the new Lexus ES Exterior is nothing strange because this Lexus benchmarked ES and GS models against a Mercedes E-Class.
The side of the vehicle is smooth alongside the door-line, with some muscular character around the front and back wheels.
The car was completely covered by the camouflage around the back. We could see one part of the taillights on those old photos, but the new ones show a completely covered test mule, even though it is the version-closer to the release date.
2019 Lexus ES Interior
Well, this is the Lexus after all so you basically know what to expect from the 2019 Lexus ES interior. It has always been about luxury so we should expect to see wood and leather as the main materials on the inside. The same things we had in the 2016 Lexus ES and the models above it. As for the technology is considered, the first thing everyone notice is the infotainment system which is probably going to have an updated version of the operating system and that is it. We don’t expect any larger screens because the Lexus already has the big enough screen.
The central console is probably going to be revised a bit because Lexus wants a cleaner look. That is why we should expect smaller and more compact controls. The central console will sit as high as it is right now and that is perfectly fine but you should expect the new shifter and a new design for a front display and a system of gauges. The rear will get less wooden details, more room, and a special HVAC control unit with the rear seat infotainment system.
2019 Lexus ES Engine Specs
The 2019 Lexus ES will probably be offered in two versions just like the current model. That being said, the 2019 Lexus ES will be offered as the ES 350 and 300h.
The first one, 2019 Lexus ES 350 will come with a naturally-aspirated, 3.5 liter V6 that makes 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It is possible that engineers will make some minor tweaks because of its fuel consumption.
The second one is a hybrid – 2019 Lexus ES 300h. It will have a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a set of electric motors as a front wheel drive. When you combine the engine with those motors you have a total of 200 hp.
2019 Lexus ES Conclusion
The Lexus ES is a series of luxury models that have been in the production since 1989. Those first models were developed as compact vehicles up until 1991. After that, Lexus manufactured this model as a mid-size luxury car and the 2019 Lexus ES is going to be built as an Executive car. They are aiming for a sport-luxurious design that will be competitive with the BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.
The thing with the new Lexus ES is that it has been covered in secrecy until some civilian managed to secretly take a photo of a 2019 Lexus ES mule. He wasn’t able to take a good interior photo and that is the only reason we don’t have any ground-solid info about the interior, and engine. Toyota has been really careful about any leaks and those spy photos are the only leaks we have.
We can only guess that Lexus (Toyota) is going to present the production-ready model at the 2018 North American International Auto Show which will take place from January 13 – 28, 2018.