First Lexus Assembly Line in USA Now Under Construction

Lexus ES 350

Let’s take a break from the RC F news for another important story — Lexus announced today that construction has started on the ES 350 assembly line in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Announced in April of last year, the ES 350 will be the first Lexus to be produced in the USA. Production is set to begin in the fall of 2015, with approximately 50,000 units expected to be built per year.

[Source: Lexus USA]


  • Lexus Cohen

    Even more sales for the ES.

  • Bobby

    One does not simply “take a break from the RC F news”

    Just kidding. If they don’t have to ship them overseas does that take out an extra cost for US buyers?

  • Justin

    Just come back to the UK from a stay in the US. Gosh, the ES really is a “granny-mobile” over there. Average age of buyer: 70+?

    I can’t help feeling that the ES does nothing for the Lexus brand. Yes, it’s profitable (as it’s basically a badge engineered Camry), but as a 40-something I’m less likely to buy any car from a brand that so blatantly caters for the blue-rinse brigade.

    I’m safe over here in Europe as we don’t get the ES, and no-one associates my IS with grannies…

    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

      Thank you
      Thank you
      Thank you

      You are one from few that think ES hurt both Toyota and Lexus than they gain from it

      Hope Akio axe it

    • Erich Kerner

      Sorry, but do you really think Lexus will cancel a model selling EVERY MONTH over 6,000 Units in the US alone?? And the ES is a very successfull car in many Asian countrys. This car is an money-maker for Lexus…..

      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

        Yes, I think so
        Even Akio admit it that the ES and CT not from those Lexus type he want to see but they are essential

      • tinhinnh

        Yet, it is eating sales from the GS….what does he think of the best-selling Lexus, the RX then? its also based on the ES.

    • Lenny

      I can imagine you guys in the UK don’t have anyone of 70+ driving a Lexus as everyone dies much earlier due to your archaic health care system.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

    Nothing to surprise from

    Honestly this ES is just a restyled Avalon and the previous ESs were just restyled Camry, both already been built state side far from the 90th, what really makes me surprised is that this step take a long time to be taken