Could New Lexus ES 2018 Get a Major Changes?

Lexus are world renowned for producing some of the highest level vehicles, all in terms of quality, finish, equipment and ride. The new 2018 Lexus ES 350 promises to deliver more of the same.

First introduced back in 1989, we have seen six generations of these luxury sedans. The last generation ES was the first Lexus to ever be produced at an all American plant, based in Kentucky.

2018 Lexus ES 350 Redesign and Changes

Contents

1. 2018 Lexus ES 350 Redesign and Changes
2. 2018 Lexus ES 300h
3. Release date and Price
4. Specs
5. Colors

While they haven’t made significant changes (the last model was a complete facelift; don't expect Lexus ES full change), Lexus have changed enough to make the model different enough to attract new buyers chasing the latest model.

Starting at the front, we’ll see a slightly redesigned front grille, new LED headlamps (both normal driving and main beam), new LED fog lights and slightly redesigned bumper. At the back, it’s more of the same; LED tail lights and restyled bumper. No one knows when will Lexus ES 350 be redesigned completely.

Fitted as standard will be the Lexus Security Device + which includes pre-collision alert, lane departure caution with steering input, automatic high beam and adaptive cruise control.

Finally, it’s been said that Lexus will be making significant changes to the 2018 lexus ES 350 interior; improving the cabin both in terms of ergonomics and quality of materials used, although we must point out that Lexus has never lacked in that department.


2018 Lexus ES 300h

2018 Lexus ES hybrid will keep the 300h designation, which means standard 4-cylinder 2.5L engine and electric motor with CVT gearbox. 200 HP of combined power. The fuel efficiency level is incredible - manufacturer claim 40 MPG in combined cycle and in city, while the highway consumption is 39 MPG.

Release date and Price

Nothing has been officially confirmed by either Lexus or Toyota, but industry speculation has the new Lexus ES 350 2018 being debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in the April of 2017 (this would fit with Lexus’ usual pattern of launches). From there, it’s thought that the new model will be available later in the year, we’d suspect around September.

Again, this is subject to change once Lexus release the official pricing structures, but we expect that Lexus will market the new 2018 Lexus ES 350 price in the region of $39,000 for the base model.


Specs

The 2018 ES will be powered by a 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine, it will produce around 268 BHP and will be coupled to a modern 6-speed auto transmission which will drive all four wheels. It seems that in any luxury vehicle marketed in the U.S., it has to have a silky smooth V6 fitted. The car built on the same platform as Toyota Camry.

We also believe that Lexus will have a hybrid in the line up, after all, they have been using hybrid tech for some now. Expect to see a smaller (possibly 2.0 liter 4-cylinder) gas engine coupled up to an electric motor, the combined power of which should just see 200 BHP.

2018 Lexus ES 350 Colors

The color schemes will remain the same:

  • Nebula Gray
  • Eminent White
  • Silver Lining
  • Obsidian Black
  • Caviar
  • Matador Red
  • Satin Cashmere
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Nighfall Mica
  • Atomic Silver

2016-11-1 by Luke Widmeyer