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 updatesA 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.