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Live Coverage from the New York Auto Show

Lexus ES 350 Teaser

For the next two days, the New York International Auto Show opens its doors to the media, and I’m here at the Javits Center to bring you live Lexus coverage from the show floor.

The big news from Lexus is the debut of the all-new, sixth generation ES, which will be revealed at 11:20 a.m. EDT. I’m also looking forward to seeing the 2013 RX for the first time, plus whatever else Lexus has planned.

On to the live coverage!

Note: Live updates from the New York Auto Show have finished.

Please note, you can also follow my @LexusNewsLive Twitter account for updates.

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    Harold
  • April 4, 2012
So how large is the nav screen on the 2013 ES350?  Doesn't appear to be the 12.3" in the GS350.
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    • April 5, 2012
    There's a 8" nav screen in the ES -- no question it's a downgrade from the 12.3" in the GS, but by no means does it feel small in use.
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    Shane From Australia
  • April 4, 2012
That is a very elegant car ... i like it heaps. In the past i have not been bothered wether Lexus sold the ES in Australia or not however now i have a competely different tune .... ha, ha, ha !! The new ES really surprised me how good it looks. Infact ... Lexus has been surprising me with thier new language of-late.  GREAT STUFF !!   
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      Dunraven77
    • April 5, 2012
    The car is definitely coming to Australia. It is just a question of if they take it now or mid cycle to avoid crowding the GS, LS and IS launches.
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    KEM
  • April 5, 2012
Yeah, the nose of the car looks a lot better than it did in the China photos.. And the ES as a whole just looks so AMAZING and luxurious inside and out!  I must say that I think it looks better than the GS.  I was really excited for the spindle grill, but the after the entire GS was revealed I was very underwhelmed.  I passed one on the street today and it looks so ordinary.  And the back of it just looks like the new Corolla... But anyway, if I were to get one of these new ones it would def be the ES.  But I have my heart set on a pre-owned LS.  Want to go all out! Speaking of LS, I wonder if that's coming?? the back of my hand is ITCHING lol
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    MCWitz
  • April 5, 2012
Appreciate the news and coverage from the show.  Hoping the ES continues its reign as the Lexus sedan best seller.  Check out some awesome photos here:  http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2013-lexus-es-new-york-2012/med/#photo-4940945 Thanks Krew.
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    • April 5, 2012
    Pretty amazing how Autoblog can get images up so fast -- wish I could do it so quickly!  That said, I took over 400 photos today, and will be taking at least as many tomorrow. Expect some big photo galleries over the next few days. :-)
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      Shane From Australia
    • April 5, 2012
    Good stuff ... will be waiting ! Cheers
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Not sure why everybody is using this as an occasion to attack the GS as a lesser design, but the ES needs to fix that grille before it is in league with the GS It's good, but not great. BD
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    I agree, minus the good but not great comment. Even though somethings about the new ES aren't perfect it still looks a million times better than the older models. (07-12 ES 350 models) Its not the new GS but its is still something new for the company and i think its going to be a big success.
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I'm eating 'crow',...indeed I complained about the looks of the ES in China, but I'm 180 now, this car is absolutely awesome, the interior, the dash, even the hood line...very nice, elegant and classy, have to see it in person, but I'm aboard now. I'm really feeling the LS look, and I understand they have 'tweaked' the suspension. Can't wait to do a test drive. I agree, the LS must be a killer, because this car has scaled closer to LS 460....Lexus will have a time keeping this one on the lots, I'm thinking seriously about trading up my 09 now....man I was headed toward the GS, not anymore...  .
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    Carson
  • April 5, 2012
Interesting to see the new Toyota Avalon also launched. Does it share much mechanically with the ES? The Avalon is made in the US I beleive and Lexus in Japan so possibly not. Looking at the photos of the Avalon, it looks quite nice externally I think but the ES looks much more refined inside. Not sure why someone would go for an Avalon over an ES considering they are quite close in price.
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    1.  The both ride on version of the Camry platform. 2.  The Avalon is a full-size car.  ES is mid-size 3.  Avalon will cost less, so you get more car for the money They are brothers under skin..... BD
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      emptystreets130
    • April 5, 2012
    Actually, in the Toyota press release, the Avalon is a premium midsize sedan
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    It did drop 2 inches in length. Their press release doesn't give cu ft measurements.  It's always bee a full-size interior, and Camry the mid-size...... BD
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    Interior room and trunk space are up for the 2013 Avalon, so it will remain a full-size. Guess it was a typo..... BD
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    2013 Lexus ES & 2013 Toyota Avalon shared Chassis ... with Toyota's way , pretty sure they shared Transmission & Engine as well .
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We can comment on your live coverage again!
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    CPTObvious
  • April 20, 2012
The ES is nothing but an overpriced Camry.  Its out of place in the Lexus lineup and belongs down in Toyota/Grand-pa land.  Lexus is headed in a good direction with powerful driver oriented vehicles.  The ES is none of the above...

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