Facelifted Lexus ES Revealed in China

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Lexus went with a big reveal at the 2015 Shanghai motor show for its facelifted Lexus ES. It specifically showcases a new four-cylinder engine, slight style change and some new tech bits.

Lexus has been a little bit behind in terms of smaller capacity engine power so a new 2-Litre unit will be a welcome addition. For now there aren’t any power or torque figures on the new unit and it’s only slated for Chinese, Taiwan and Russian markets.

Lexus ES visual updates

A new front grille has been implemented to the design. Accompanying the grille is a pair of newly designed headlights, now equipped with LED projector technology, while “L”-shaped arrowhead Daytime Running Lights extend outside the headlight element for a distinctive look that links it with other Lexus models. Also, redesigned fog lamps areas have been relocated to the outer lower corners of the front fascia.

Spanning the rear is a re-styled chrome license plate garnish that flows into the clear elements of the lamps. Adding a to the ES’s apparent sporty attitude are newly sculpted chrome-tipped rectangular exhaust ports.

Inside there’s a larger display screen for the digital instrument panel and a sports steering wheel. The controller that works the infotainment system has also had an update and hopefully is a vast improvement over the current Lexus system.

Lexus is expecting to deliver the new Lexus ES to showrooms later this year, hopefully we can expect a few models by 2016.