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]


  1. Even more sales for the ES.
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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