2019 Lexus ES 350 Redesign Rumors
2019 Lexus ES 350 Redesign Rumors The ES 350 is a strange model in the Lexus lineup. While other Lexus sedans are rear-wheel drive that wants to deal with BMW’s goal, it is based on the FWD Toyota Avalon and aims at an older demographic development that cares more about comfort than performance.
Toyota has already redesigned the Avalon for the model year 2019, but the ES 350 is needed for the same treatment. A high refreshed 2019 model is on its way, but so far it has kept Lexus — until now quiet. A picture of Almuraba gave us the first glimpse of the new 2019 Lexus ES 350.
The full revelation is scheduled for April 25th at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, but at the moment we have an idea of how the new it will look. The picture shows only the strongly revised front end, which is clearly borrowed from the larger LS-sedan. The signature spindle grill looks smaller and less expensive compared to the LS, which is understandable in view of the massive price gap between the two limousines.
It is very unlikely that the new will distract it much from the Camry and Avalon, which are also based on Toyota’s Tnga platform and built in the same Kentucky facility. That’s good news for it, because the Camry and Avalon are currently overshining their luxurious counterpart.
The new ES 350 will likely drop its current 268 hp 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmissions in favor of a revamped engine with 301 horsepower and a smoother eight-speed automatic. A hybrid model ES 300h should also be available with a 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain. We’ll just have to wait until the end of the month to see how Lexus improves its best-selling sedan.
The main changes to the new Lexus are the result of the move to a new global platform, which was developed by the parent company Toyota.
In this case, it shares with the newly redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon abundantly. That makes the new Lexus it a big car. Longer, lower and wider than before, the new it also promises an improved driving dynamics, which means that the new it should be more pleasant to drive.
It is this latter feature that Lexus would like to highlight, especially when it comes to 350. This is because Lexus wants to banish the limousine’s call to bland comfort by offering the very first F sport performance-tuned variant to the grace of an ES order book.
Bland comfort is anything but an insult – it is a true ES trademark, and it is still available as a standard feature. To improve it, however, Lexus has given all versions of the new it a revised rear suspension, additional suspension brake and a significant increase in the amount of high-solid steel used throughout the vehicle.
The newly found performance comes from the F-Sport model, that adds an adaptive damping system (partially raised by the high-buck LC coupé), a thicker, solid front-anti-roll bar, and more aggressive coil springs, which together become the most concentrated it Chassis that the factory has ever left.
Motivating all versions of the new ES 350 – F Sport included – a 3.5-liter V6 brings 34 hp and 19 lb.-ft. Torque over the same engine capacity offered last year. With 302 horses and 267 lb.-ft. Twist on tap uses the ES 350 direct injection technique to bring more spring into the crotch of it for 2019.
2019 Lexus ES 350 Redesign Rumors
The direct injection is great for performance, but it also helps on the efficiency side of the ledger, and in combination with the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the 6 speeds of the predecessor model, the V6 sets the official EPA ratings of 26 mpg in combined driving and 33 mpg on the highway. These are improvements of 2 and 3 miles per gallon compared to last year’s figures.
If it were my money, I would do the F sport on the lot – 19 inch rims, special buckets and pedals, rear spoiler, “improved” engine noise and all – in favor of the stately thrift of ES 300h hybrid, or one of the more dissecting editions of ES 350.
Although the prices have not yet been released (by car, which is scheduled to go on sale next September), it is reasonable to expect that the start will hover around the $39,000 entry cost of the 2018 issue.
For this you get a nice slate with standard equipment, including a moonroof, LED headlights, “Nuluxe ” fake leather upholstery and an 8-inch infotainment screen. The way through the option list and various packages allows the addition of heated and ventilated seats (with leather cottages), performance adjustments for the passenger, a power handsfree cover, a huge head-up display and sound blockierglas for the window of the car, among others niceties.