2019 Lexus ES promises new levels of performance and sophistication

Lexus has rolled out the seventh-generation of the ES vehicle with the unveiling of the 2019 Lexus ES. The new ES gets an all-new chassis allowing a more dynamic and exterior and for 2019 the first ES F Sport model is offered. Lexus promises the car has more space and is quieter while having better performance and more safety tech inside.

The car is riding on the all-new Global Architecture-K platform that makes the car 2.6-inches longer, 0.2-inches lower, and 1.8-inches wider than the outgoing model. The new ES also has a 0.4-inch longer wheelbase and 1.5-inch wider track in the rear. The new F Sport version gets a special mesh pattern grille with cutouts on each corner.

Lexus offers optional triple beam headlights with three compact LED projector units. Standard headlights are single LED projector beam units. The rear has LED taillamps that wrap around the quarter panel. The F Sport model gets a trunk spoiler with dark accents along the taillights and lower rear valance.

Wheels include standard 17-inch units with split five-spoke design and dark silver accents. The 18-inch 10-spoke wheels are similar and come on premium and luxury packages. F Sport versions get 19-inch wheels. Lexus will offer the 2019 ES with a dozen different exterior colors.

Those colors include a new shade of green and a new shade of beige. F Sport buyers will have two exclusive colors including Ultra Sonic Blue Mica 2.0 and Ultra White. All ES 350 cars will get a 3.5L V6 making 302hp and 267 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed auto. An ES 300h hybrid is also offered with a 2.5L Atkinson cycle four and an electric motor for 215hp and 44 mpg. Pricing and exact availability are unannounced.

SOURCE: Toyota