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2013 Lexus ES 300h Starts Production

Lexus has released a video of the first 2013 Lexus ES 300hs being built in Kyushu, Japan:

Considering the marketing blitz that’s sure to come in these months leading up to the ES’ arrival at dealerships this summer, it’s nice that Lexus chose to highlight its manufacturing first — I’ve likely said it before, but I could watch videos like this all day every day.

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i like how it still looks like an es but was still able to implement the new style 
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    • April 27, 2012
    Agreed -- Lexus designers really managed to make something new while keeping the general "feel" of the ES.
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    Steven
  • April 25, 2012
So is the ES300h going to replace the HS250h?
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      Jake
    • April 27, 2012
    HS will be discontinued in US and from my point of view, replaced by the IS300h and not by the ES300h.
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    • K
    • April 27, 2012
    The new ES is huge compared to the HS -- but then, with the CT, ES, and an eventual IS, there's more than enough options.
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    Wooski
  • April 25, 2012
Shame we wont get the ES300h in the UK.  Will have to wait for the GS300h instead....
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      Jake
    • April 27, 2012
    I'm pretty sure you gonna get it in 2013 (and several left-hand driving countries more), which is just 1 year after his arrival at the American dealers. 
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    • K
    • April 27, 2012
    I don't see the ES making it to the UK, or really anywhere in Europe. Definitely Australia, though.
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      Jake
    • April 27, 2012
    Mark said: "Then next year, we’ll launch in select right-hand drive markets" Since it was plural, I think we might see it apart from Australia which is definitely another key market for Lexus. We might see it also in the Southeast region of Asia? UK is one of their main markets here in Europe.
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      Carson
    • April 27, 2012
    That's not saying much though given how poor Lexus sales are in Europe! UK doesn't get Camry at the moment whereas Australia and Japan do. I would guess that the ES will follow a similar pattern in right hand markets although I think an ES hybrid would sell well in Uk/Europe if priced competitively. I suspect that pricing might indeed be the problem. With the yen breaching parity with the euro recently, it's very hard to import cars from Japan to Europe profitably I would think.
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    Shane From Australia
  • April 27, 2012
Thanks again Krew for a good link - enjoyed watching the vid ! As for the HS, the only car in the Lexus lineup i couldn't careless about. It is an orphan and should be ditched. As for the rest of the range - lov'n the new models and updates - defantly gonna put Lexus on the map like never before. Infact, i'm more excited about Lexus now then ever before. The brand is finally maturing with the best of 'em Cheers      
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    M Elshahrani
  • April 27, 2012
Any News about the Prices ?

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