The famous mid-size sedan will come completely new next year, as 2019 Lexus ES. Those are the latest news about this excellent sedan, which is the second best-selling model from the Japanese premium brand, right behind RX crossover.
It originally came in 1989 and we have seen six generations so far. While the first two generations were compact in size, the third generation came in 1996 and grown to a mid-size car. The current model is present since 2012 and it seems that the seventh generation will come. For this occasion, we expect various changes.
The 2019 ES will get the new platform, same that underprints new Camry, which had its premiere recently. Besides new platform, we will see many other improvements, such as new styling, even more, equipment, new technologies, improved engines etc. The new model should go on sale in the second half of next year.
2019 Lexus ES platform
This redesign will bring many novelties. One of the biggest is the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). We saw this new platform on the 2018 Toyota Camry and it is clear that it will bring many improvements to the new 2019 Lexus ES. With its FWD layout and massive use of new materials, we are about to see a great improvement in terms of drive quality. The whole body of new sedan will feature lightweight components. With the massive use of materials like aluminum, HSS, and others, we will also see significant weight savings.
All this, along with new engines, will provide a significant improvement in terms of efficiency and overall performances. The new model will definitely be wider and probably with a longer wheelbase. To won’t just improve handling, but also provide more spacious interior.
2019 Lexus ES styling
The 2019 Lexus ES will come with a completely new styling. The new model will come with the new, more attractive appearance, which will be completely adapted to the brand’s latest design language. This means that the new sedan will feature those narrow headlights and massive grille that integrates to the bumper. The overall shape will be similar to the current model, although we expect to see a little bit sleeker profile. All lines of the car will be sharper, which will provide better aerodynamics as well. Also, expect things like new wheels design, new color options etc.
2019 Lexus ES interior design
Besides new exterior design, we will also see a completely new cabin. As we already mentioned, the new platform will provide more space inside, although even the current model is one of the most spacious sedans in class. Also, expect to see premium materials all around the cabin. Leather upholstery will be a standard feature.
When it comes to the technologies and convenience, the new 2019 Lexus ES will come with a full load of features. Expect to see a completely new touchscreen with much better graphics. Also, things like smartphone connection, navigation, premium audio system and a whole bunch of advanced active safety and driver-assist features will be standard features.
2019 Lexus ES engines
Most likely, the new Lexus ES 2019 will use the same engine as new Camry. It is the newest version of the Toyota’s famous V6 engine. This unit has a displacement of 3.5 liters. For this occasion, it will have a max output of over 300 horsepower. Also, new sedan will come with the new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Besides standard gasoline version, we will see a hybrid powertrain as well. Once again, it is the powertrain from Camry. It is a combination of familiar 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a high-output electric motor, which will besides plenty of power also provide great economy. Some reports suggest 52 mpg in a combined drive.
2019 Lexus ES release date and price
The 2019 Lexus ES will come somewhere in the second half next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes from the current model, which is available at 40.000, and 43.000 dollars for the hybrid version.