Lexus ES: Sixth Generation

First 2019 Lexus ES Sedan Rolls Off Production Line in Kentucky

Lexus ES F SPORT Production Line

The very first 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT has rolled off the production line at the Georgetown factory in Kentucky:

The Lexus line in Georgetown won a J.D. Power Platinum award in 2016 after its first year of production, and has just been awarded a Gold award for the second consecutive year.

The Lexus ES will be arriving in dealerships this September. Pricing has been announced, and here you can read our review of the all-new sedan.

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I thought I attached a picture to my last post, but I guess I didn't. Here you go :)



One thing about the design is that the beltline is extremely low; the top of the trunk slants down more than pictures allude to. It looks great but I noticed that the opening of the trunk is rather small height-wise, leaving you SOL if you need to transport something a bit tall but too wide to rotate. Of course I'm just nit-picking here, but something to consider.
@ThePenguin car looks amazing in your pics, thank you
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Thanks for sharing your experience @ThePenguin !

I was able to place an order at one of my Lexus dealerships (SoCal). They said order forms are slowly trickling out to the dealers. No deposit has been placed yet...My dealership is going to let me know, within the next day or so, to find out if my special request can be accommodated since availability will be limited during the initial rollout.

Request: Fully loaded ES 300h model (I specified certain things I wanted based on the pictures I saw and the resource below) - Obsidian exterior, Chateau interior with any wood trim.

Resource: https://northparklexusatdominion.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/2019-lexus-es-pricing/
ThePenguin
One thing about the design is that the beltline is extremely low.
And that, I'd say, is a very good thing, effects on trunk height notwithstanding.

I'd also say it appears to be a characteristic of Toyota's TNGA-K architecture. One of the first things I noticed about the latest Camry when it debuted just over a year ago was the curved dip in the beltline just behind the A-pillar that makes the greenhouse and side windows taller. A common styling trick starting in the 1970s but lost amidst the current claustrophobic squished greenhouse look popularized by the reborn Chrysler 300 and Chevrolet Camaro (among others), I was happy to see its return and the common-sense encore of this trait and taller, airier side windows.
That white ES F Sport is making me feel some type of way... yum.
The ES F SPORT in Ultra White is a killer. Love it.
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I was contemplating swapping my 2017 ES for an Ultra White/Red ES F-Sport. What a stunning combination :heart:
@ThePenguin do you have any other pics you can share?
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Gecko
@ThePenguin do you have any other pics you can share?
Unfortunately I only took the one. I should have taken more but I was too busy playing with Apple Carplay and Amazon Alexa :laughing:
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Hello my fellow Lexus Fans,

Giving update on my last post about placing an order for the 2019 ES300h.

For a fully loaded ES300h...the final price I will have to cough up is $54,749.

See pic below for official listing/pricing of all 300h options straight from my dealership.

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First 2019 Lexus ES Sedan Rolls Off Production Line in Kentucky
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Every time I see white on black cars, I marvel at how nice they look. This, in particular, looks fantastic. I always end up regretting how much care the outside requires to keep it looking like that, however. :'(
telithos
Every time I see white on black cars, I marvel at how nice they look. This, in particular, looks fantastic. I always end up regretting how much care the outside requires to keep it looking like that, however. :'(
That's funny -- I found white to be the easiest color to care for. My Ultra White CT rarely needed to be washed. :D
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Neezy216
Hello my fellow Lexus Fans,

Giving update on my last post about placing an order for the 2019 ES300h.

For a fully loaded ES300h...the final price I will have to cough up is $54,749.

See pic below for official listing/pricing of all 300h options straight from my dealership.

One nugget I saw is that Ultra Luxury is available on the hybrid...including panoramic moon roof. Some video reviews said the hybrid would not come with panoramic moon roof, yet it appears on my order.

Are you paying MSRP? Why not wait a month and negotiate ~10% off?
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reposado
Are you paying MSRP? Why not wait a month and negotiate ~10% off?
Good luck getting that much off of a special order vehicle, especially with no rebates or incentives to apply.
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ThePenguin
Good luck getting that much off of a special order vehicle, especially with no rebates or incentives to apply.
The car is basically a fully loaded car... nothing too special about it. Especially if he lives in S. cal there will be plenty of dealerships to find his car and negotiate a decent discount. Makes no sense to pay MSRP(which sounds like he is).
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Hi @reposado

Haven't begun nagging them about the price yet...no deposit was required to place order. I am not planning on paying MSRP. That's just the price my dealership received from Lexus corporate. Now when I tack on california's sales/use tax, my price will probably arrive back to the $54k MSRP as the out the door price tag lol after I'm done nagging them about whatever price they do give me.

It's special order because availability of fully loaded models (including F sport) are limited to whatever exterior/interior colors are on fully loaded models. Therefore, my dealership is allowing customers to be picky lol.

I sincerely doubt any discount will be available on 2019 models, especially within the next few months. As my dealership put it, whatever discount one person spends time negotiating for, another will come snatch it up and pay MSRP. Maybe cash rebates will be available, but we'll see.

The 2018's are definitely on sale in addition to a 4,000 cash rebate my dealership is offering on 2018's! lol
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Neezy216
Hi @reposado

Haven't begun nagging them about the price yet...no deposit was required to place order. I am not planning on paying MSRP. That's just the price my dealership received from Lexus corporate. Now when I tack on california's sales/use tax, my price will probably arrive back to the $54k MSRP as the out the door price tag lol after I'm done nagging them about whatever price they do give me.

It's special order because availability of fully loaded models (including F sport) are limited to whatever exterior/interior colors are on fully loaded models. Therefore, my dealership is allowing customers to be picky lol.

I sincerely doubt any discount will be available on 2019 models, especially within the next few months. As my dealership put it, whatever discount one person spends time negotiating for, another will come snatch it up and pay MSRP. Maybe cash rebates will be available, but we'll see.

The 2018's are definitely on sale in addition to a 4,000 cash rebate my dealership is offering on 2018's! lol
If you are aiming for MSRP as out the door price in CA that means you are aiming for around 10% off. :)

Dont believe the dealers when they tell you people will be paying MSRP for a new lexus even for a brand new model. I am actually looking for a fully loaded hybrid myself as well. Keep us updated on what price you end up negotiating and enjoy the ride!
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reposado
If you are aiming for MSRP as out the door price in CA that means you are aiming for around 10% off. :)

Dont believe the dealers when they tell you people will be paying MSRP for a new lexus even for a brand new model. I am actually looking for a fully loaded hybrid myself as well. Keep us updated on what price you end up negotiating and enjoy the ride!
LOL right. They can't fool us. The "I have the money now, this is what I want out the door" worked the last time I bought a Lexus lol

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