At the Beijing Motor Show in 2018, the world premiere of the seventh generation Lexus ES sedan in the new body of the XV70, with the first photo of the model and some characteristics leaked into the network a week before the opening of the exhibition.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Lexus ES 2018-2019 model year has received a more aggressive design with a wide use of sharp edges. As for the exterior design, the four-door was reminiscent of the flagship LS.
The car got a branded grille of characteristic shape in the form of an hourglass, an acute-angle head optics with boomerangs of diode navigation lights, a wide use of chrome in the exterior finish, a heavily upholstered window line in the area of the rear pillars and fashionable lanterns reminiscent of the similar ones on the RX crossover.
For the first time, the F Sport variant was available for the car, which is available for most models of the Japanese brand, but the EU sedan previously did without it. In this version, the four-door sports a honeycomb structure in the radiator grille, other bumpers, a spoiler on the trunk lid, a special interior decor and 19-inch wheel disks.
The interior of the model can boast of high-quality materials of finish, high level of comfort, good noise isolation and modern multimedia system, which was supported by Apple CarPlay. In the database, there is a stand-alone monitor at 8.0 “, together with a touchpad on the torpedo, and expensive versions with a regular navigation rely on a screen of 12.3 inches.
As on the flagship, the analog watch was registered to the left of the monitor, the steering wheel, the instrument panel, chairs and door cards were inspected, and the asymmetrical center console lost the scattering of buttons, which made it possible to make the interior airier.
The basis of the Lexus ES 2019 lay the global platform GA-K (part of the TNGA family) with a rear multi-link suspension and a reduced center of gravity. At the same built a large sedan Toyota Avalon fifth generation.
The overall length of the car has grown to 4,980 mm (+ 65), and the wheelbase has added 50 millimeters (up to 2,870). The width is now 1,865 (+ 45), the track was widened from the front (+ 10) and from behind (+ 37), and the height was reduced to 1,445 (-5).
Lexus ES 350 F Sport
Due to the increased size in the car should become more spacious, and to compensate for the lowered ceiling are designed slightly lowered fastening of seats. The company assures that the use of a new chassis with more driver settings did not deprive the car of the former level of comfort.
Under the hood of the top-of-the-line version of the Lexus ES 350 is an upgraded 3.5-liter atmospheric “six”, the return of which increased to 306 hp., and it is combined now, together with an eight-band automatic.
For the European market will be available exclusively hybrid version ES 300h with a new 2.5-liter engine (runs on the Atkinson cycle), supplemented by an electric motor and located under the rear sofa nickel metal hydride battery.
The total capacity of the unit is claimed at 218 hp, and the passport consumption in the mixed cycle is 4.7 liters per hundred kilometers. It is expected that and a number of other countries in the lineup, not only the ES 250 with the atmospheric “quartet” for 2.5 liters from the American Camry V70, but also the initial EU 200 with the same two-liter engine for 150 forces and a six-speed automatic transmission will remain in the line.
But the information about the appearance of the all-wheel drive transmission was not confirmed – all options are exclusively with the front-wheel drive. Variant F Sport is supplemented with body amplifiers, adaptive suspension and the mode of the electronic control “Sport +”, which provides the most aggressive operation of the engine and gearbox.