New Lexus ES Teased

Lexus has released a teaser image and short video of its new ES mid-size sedan which is due to make its debut at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show next week.

The new 7th generation Lexus ES will break cover at the Beijing Motor Show in China next week with sharper and sportier styling. Lexus South Africa says that the new ES will arrive in South Africa later this year.

The new ES takes inspiration from the brand’s flagship LS model and looks more aggressive than the current model with a new headlight design and a ‘waterfall’ spindle grille with vertical slats. The beltline is pronounced with thick chrome work seen towards the C-pillar while slim horizontal taillights round off the look at the rear.

The interior will likely borrow elements from the LS too but we will only know for sure once the ES makes its debut. A host of new technology is expected to feature in the new ES.  

Powertrain details for the ES have yet to be revealed but reports suggest that a 3.5-litre V6 will find a home under the bonnet of the new ES with as much as 224 kW and paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid version is also likely with a 2.5-litre petrol engine pairing with an electric motor, much like the current ES 300h.

We will keep you updated as more details are revealed, stay tuned!

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