In the style of the flagship: official photos and videos of the new Lexus ESApril 18, 2018
The company Lexus has published a photo of the ES sedan of the seventh generation, as well as a short video clip in which the novelty is imprinted. The front of the model is designed in the style of the “senior” sedan Lexus LS. Information about the “filling” of the new ES has not yet been revealed, all details will appear on the day of the premiere – the car will make its debut on April 25 as part of the Beijing motor show.
Obviously, the basis of the new Lexus ES is the architecture of TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), it also includes almost all the latest models of Toyota (including Camry and RAV4), as well as a compact crossover Lexus UX. Among the features of this architecture – the rear two-link suspension instead of McPherson struts and the lowered center of gravity.
According to preliminary data, the ES engine line includes four-cylinder gasoline engine 2.0 and 2.5, which on the same platform Camry give out 169 and 205 hp respectively, and the engine V 3.5 (305 hp). Also, the Lexus sedan will probably be offered with a hybrid THS II from Camry, consisting of an “atmospheric” 2.5, an electric motor and an electromechanical variator. The total output of the American version of the hybrid Camry is 211 hp.
The current Lexus ES (built on the platform of the previous Toyota Camry) is the best selling sedan of the brand: in 2017, worldwide, 133,340 such “four-doors” were realized, which is 8% more than in 2016. It is expected that the seventh generation model will push out another GS sedan from the brand line, whose sales, on the contrary, are rapidly falling (16,304 units in 2017, -41.3%).