Instead, customers in developing countries, particularly in Russia, China and Taiwan will be able to order a new version, the ES 200, with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine.
The new unit is already used by the Toyota Camry sedan, the restyled version, and in the case of the Lexus ES it provides 167 horsepower, which will be sufficient only for those who prefer convenience over speeds in excess of 200 km / h.
The other propulsion units remained unchanged: the 2.5-liter engine with 4 cylinders produces 184 horsepower and the V6 engine, displacing 3.5 liters, can boast of 249 horsepower, while the hybrid version shall make available to the driver about 205 horses, in a combination regime. The engineers promise more rigid chassis settings to improve road behavior and the passenger compartment will get less noise due to the better sound insulation of the engine.
Minor changes can be seen in the interior too, where a three-spoke steering wheel has been fitted with another shape, along with a leather wrapped gear lever, 4.2-inch screen instead of the preceding 3.5 inches, as well as the Enter button on the joystick of the multimedia system. In the options list shoppers will find LED lights and automatic braking system.
Lexus has no equal, when it comes to luxury and refinement. The Lexus ES surrounds passengers with a contemporary and luxurious cabin. This model is designed to provide confidence when driving and finally comfort.
The 2016 model takes the luxury part to the extreme with a collection of new interior color combinations including refined multi-color themes that exemplify elegance.
The Lexus ES Sedan appeared in 1989, and managed to become the second most popular model in the Lexus range after RX SUV. Up to now, have been produced over 1.7 million Lexus ES copies; the new model will appear on sale no later than this autumn.
“Our development concept was ‘Take the ES to the next level of elegance and progressive luxury. The Lexus ES is renowned for its innovative exterior and interior design. We wanted to build on that and make it more elegant, and tailor the car with the latest technology Lexus has to offer. We’re confident that the new Lexus ES will be a leader in its class and attract a lot of attention” said Toshio Asahi, ES Chief Engineer.
The exterior color palette for the Lexus ES is complemented by four new colors: Amber, Nightfall Mica, Caviar, and Eminent White Pearl. The 4 colors are added to the already existing 6. Each of the 10 colors has been carefully selected to reflect the dynamic surface of the ES model.
This feature is brought to life by a renowned painting process, in several stages, which offers Lexus models something like the glow on jewelry.