Last month, in Beijing at the Beijing Motor Show, Lexus introduced us to the new and improved 2019 Lexus ES. Wow! There sure are some major changes you will want to see for yourself.
Long known for comfort, refinement and luxury features, the seventh-generation ES builds on its strengths with an all- new chassis that allows for a more dynamic exterior design and the introduction of the first ES F SPORT. This ES is longer (+2.6 in), lower (-.2 in) and wider (+1.8 in.) than before with wheels that have been pushed closer to the corners due to a two-inch longer wheelbase and wider tracks front (+.4 in) and rear (+1.5 in). Its stance and proportions give the ES an eye-catching appearance that will make owners take a second look as they walk away. While Lexus fans will find the new ES more spacious, quieter and safer than ever before, a new segment of customers will be introduced to a sedan with sharpened performance, class-leading active safety technology and a level of craftsmanship.
In the new ES, the driver’s focus is kept on the road ahead by placing a center display screen, instrument panel and available heads-up display in a tight cluster in the driver’s field of view. The driver will be able to see everything with a glance without losing sight of the road or having to move their head. Front passengers will get a more open and spacious environment that promotes relaxation and comfort. Rear seat passengers are in for a treat too! While comfort has always been a focus of the ES, the seventh-generation model still prioritizes rear comfort for passengers despite the sleeker exterior roofline. A lower hip point and a carefully configured headliner preserve headroom while the longer wheelbase delivers generous legroom. Lexus did not sacrifice the rear passengers comfort for changes they made in the 2019 line.
They also made some changes to the engines giving the new ES models more power than before. All ES 350s will have a 3.5-liter V6 that is designed to deliver commanding acceleration. They also updated to a D4-S fuel injection, which gives the engine 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Both of those numbers are up significantly (+34 hp, +19 lb-ft) compared to the previous generation V6. In addition to the boost in power, the ES 350 also benefits from a new eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. With all these changes, the new eight-speed is able to utilize high torque gears on the low end for quick starts and tall gearing on the high end for optimum efficiency.
These are just a few of the changes to the 2019 ES, for a complete rundown head over to Len Stoler Lexus. They can tell you about all the exciting changes for the ES and other models for 2019.