FeaturesLexus ES: Fifth Generation

Teased: The Next-Generation Lexus ES Sedan

Lexus ES Teaser Image

Lexus has released the first teaser image of the upcoming next-generation ES sedan, here it is in full-resolution:

Whether by coincidence or strategy, the released image is from nearly the same angle as the photo of the ES that leaked on Monday. The vertical slat grille is a departure from recent patterns used by Lexus, and is likely meant to soften the ES’ overall resemblance to the LS sedan.

The press release reads more like a tweet, but contains some valuable information:

More than just a pretty face, this all-new Lexus vehicle aims to radically transform the concept of comfort for luxury consumers all over the world. Witness its global debut in Beijing on April 25, 2018. #ExperienceAmazing

There we have it — not only will the new Lexus ES debut in two weeks at the Beijing Motor Show, it will be available in all markets globally. Big news indeed.

So, what do you think of this spindle grille intrepretation? Are you ready for an ES with a design similar to the LS flagship?

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Leaked image from a member in LEXUS Club :
thanks a lot @Madi... I think it looks awesome, it is sell like gangbusters. Obviously NA version from dealer event.
thanks a lot @Madi... I think it looks awesome, it is sell like gangbusters. Obviously NA version from dealer event.
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Was just about to post what @Madi posted! I'm in love with the new look of the ES!! It's looking really classy and elegant and sexy! Can't wait to see the whole thing.
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Was just about to post what @Madi posted! I'm in love with the new look of the ES!! It's looking really classy and elegant and sexy! Can't wait to see the whole thing.


just reminded me to look at old spy shots... Toyota always tests with real wheels, so we can confirm F-Sport version here.


just reminded me to look at old spy shots... Toyota always tests with real wheels, so we can confirm F-Sport version here.
Grill looks good.
Grill looks good.
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just reminded me to look at old spy shots... Toyota always tests with real wheels, so we can confirm F-Sport version here.
With the ES replacing the GS, there has to be an F-Sport! I'm wondering if we will see an ESF to replace the next GSF....?
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just reminded me to look at old spy shots... Toyota always tests with real wheels, so we can confirm F-Sport version here.
With the ES replacing the GS, there has to be an F-Sport! I'm wondering if we will see an ESF to replace the next GSF....?
DDas
With the ES replacing the GS, there has to be an F-Sport! I'm wondering if we will see an ESF to replace the next GSF....?
i doubt it, but i have long argued with what would be wrong about ES-F having 400hp and 3.5tt engine... but my american friends think that anything below 500hp is disgrace to F and as such, with americans being #1 buyers for F cars, I dont see it happening.

Audi has been very successful with their S vehicles, as supposed to RS.
DDas
With the ES replacing the GS, there has to be an F-Sport! I'm wondering if we will see an ESF to replace the next GSF....?
i doubt it, but i have long argued with what would be wrong about ES-F having 400hp and 3.5tt engine... but my american friends think that anything below 500hp is disgrace to F and as such, with americans being #1 buyers for F cars, I dont see it happening.

Audi has been very successful with their S vehicles, as supposed to RS.
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I remember 5 years ago or so when the current generation was leaked (attached). Still such a beautiful car! As I have said many times before, I think it looks really, really good, but will it be good enough to replace the GS? I don't know...It'll definitely replace the current ES well, for it'll gain a more elegant look, but will it be sporty enough to have GS soul? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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I remember 5 years ago or so when the current generation was leaked (attached). Still such a beautiful car! As I have said many times before, I think it looks really, really good, but will it be good enough to replace the GS? I don't know...It'll definitely replace the current ES well, for it'll gain a more elegant look, but will it be sporty enough to have GS soul? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
DDas
I remember 5 years ago or so when the current generation was leaked (attached). Still such a beautiful car! As I have said many times before, I think it looks really, really good, but will it be good enough to replace the GS? I don't know...It'll definitely replace the current ES well, for it'll gain a more elegant look, but will it be sporty enough to have GS soul? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
it will never be able to really replace the GS, but will it be able to better cover similar market in Europe and Japan? Sure, a lot better.
DDas
I remember 5 years ago or so when the current generation was leaked (attached). Still such a beautiful car! As I have said many times before, I think it looks really, really good, but will it be good enough to replace the GS? I don't know...It'll definitely replace the current ES well, for it'll gain a more elegant look, but will it be sporty enough to have GS soul? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
it will never be able to really replace the GS, but will it be able to better cover similar market in Europe and Japan? Sure, a lot better.
@krew nice article and compare with LS... also pic was posted on instagram, by name i would say US dealer employee.
@krew nice article and compare with LS... also pic was posted on instagram, by name i would say US dealer employee.
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it will never be able to really replace the GS, but will it be able to better cover similar market in Europe and Japan? Sure, a lot better.
Agreed
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it will never be able to really replace the GS, but will it be able to better cover similar market in Europe and Japan? Sure, a lot better.
Agreed
Wow! I actually like the ES execution of the headlights compared to the LS. Simple and dramatic at the same time.
Wow! I actually like the ES execution of the headlights compared to the LS. Simple and dramatic at the same time.
It might be the best looking ES in last 15 years but that face looks like it belongs on IS entry sedan. I know they've put that extreme hood to spindle crease to give it more dramatic look (and just like creases on UX it goes absolutely nowhere) but mid size premium cars just like premium flagships command smoother surface blends. Look at the edge filleting on LS in comparison shot.
It might be the best looking ES in last 15 years but that face looks like it belongs on IS entry sedan. I know they've put that extreme hood to spindle crease to give it more dramatic look (and just like creases on UX it goes absolutely nowhere) but mid size premium cars just like premium flagships command smoother surface blends. Look at the edge filleting on LS in comparison shot.
Just sold my XV40 ES350 for ¥180k ($29k) with 10 years and 180k miles (original price is ¥570k/$70k). The dealership will take it next month. That will put me on the early delivery list for the new ES. Basically I got a 60% better deal by committing to pre-order. They want to sell this to ES loyalists, hard.

They wouldn't tell me what the top trim will be, but I will miss the V6.
Just sold my XV40 ES350 for ¥180k ($29k) with 10 years and 180k miles (original price is ¥570k/$70k). The dealership will take it next month. That will put me on the early delivery list for the new ES. Basically I got a 60% better deal by committing to pre-order. They want to sell this to ES loyalists, hard.

They wouldn't tell me what the top trim will be, but I will miss the V6.
spwolf
there are indeed photos of camouflaged test vehicles as well as concept shots of how it should look like, like baby LS basically.

I agree on 300h vs 450h, huge difference in pricing.

We know that 2020 Highlander coming next year will have 300h version. I assume that RX will have it too, especially in Europe.
I meant something more like this

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