The 2017 Lexus ES is going to be a facelift version of the popular brand. The model has been announced for the Shanghai Auto Show and will be ready for sale later in the year. As is the case with most facelift versions, this one will add small adjustments and certain upgrades that are not going to revolutionize the vehicle nor make it that much different in any sense.
The original Lexus ES made its debut back in 1989 and was released as a 1990 model. The model which was dubbed as ES250 was just a badge swap away form the then current Toyota Camry. Bigger changes happened for the 1992 release and the unveiling of ES300 model, but it took them actually till 2002 when they separated completely new ES brand from the Camry one. The 2002 saw the ES330 model while the 2004 introduced us the ES350 which received a full overhaul and introduced the model to the luxury sedan segment. The Lexus ES is already one of the best settling sedans in its field so the added changes are introduced just in order to keep things fresh and the 2017 version may not hold that many innovations but it will add certain new qualities for the car. The drivetrain will be carried over so we can also expect a similar output and performance. With the specs staying more or less the same, the car concentrates more on the visual aspects of its design and they manage to introduce some freshly added pieces. This review will help introduce the Lexus ES 2017 to you and inform you until the release date comes.
Generally speaking, the exterior shape and size remains the same for the 2017 Lexus ES, but there are some visual additions made either way. The model adds a new spindle grille design to the front. The front fascia is changed with the addition of a satin chrome around the grille while on its flans there are the two LED headlamps which are now much slimmer. The bumper has also been reshaped and has a new design to it and the added fog lamps on it have also some chrome surrounds. But the back side of the car features completely new taillights. The new L-shaped ones substitute the previous ones and look great. The rear end is also complemented with rectangular chrome tip exhausts and a new trunk lid spoiler as well. We also get some new exterior color choices this year which include Autumn Shimmer, Nightfall Mica, Caviar, and Eminent White Pearl options and can be added by your choice. Another optional piece of equipment are the 17-inch alloy wheels that also fall into the mix.
Interior Photos & Details
eThe standard cabin of Lexus ES was already a good place to hang around, but the 2017 Lexus ES makes things much more interesting and keeps the interior fresh with certain additions. The design was kept intact but there are some new finishes and features made. These mainly include the added Illustrious Piano Black wood, Linear Dark Mocha wood, and Bamboo with a matt instead of a gloss finish. It also brings us a Flaxen interior which has the combination of brown upholstery and black dashboard and two-tone door panels. As for the tech side, the Lexus ES redesign gets enhanced connectivity with Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Safety System+. It combines the Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System, Intelligent High Beam and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control in order to enhance safety for the car. And the final piece of the puzzle is the Mark Levinson premium sound system.
The 2017 Lexus ES is going to continue with the drivetrain options it had before with the previous model. This of course means The ES 350 trim is going to use the 3.5-liter V-6 engine which generates 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. It is going to combine with the same VVT-i variable valve timing system as before and give us an EPA rating of 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. The ES300h trim is going to deliver us 200 horsepower with the hybrid combo setup this car has going on for it. The model uses a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder and a Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, which delivers 156 hp by itself and expands with the added electric motor. It also combines with a electronically controlled CVT and you have three driving modes to chose from as well. Its EPA ratings are measured at 40 mpg and can manage a 0-60 mph performance in 8.1 seconds with a top speed of 112 mph.
Price and released date
The redesigned version of the 2017 Lexus ES is going to cost us $37,700, which is the price for the ES 350. The ES 300h has a base MSRP price of $40,580, on the other hand. The release date is scheduled for the end of this year.