2018 Lexus ES 350 will not 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
While they haven’t made significant changes (the last model was a complete facelift), 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.
2018 Lexus ES 350 Release date
Nothing has been officially confirmed by either Lexus or Toyota, but industry speculation has the new 2018 ES350 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.
2018 Lexus ES 350 Price
Again, this is subject to change once Lexus release the official pricing structures, but we expect that Lexus will market the new 2018 ES 350 in the region of $39,000 for the base model.
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2018 Lexus ES 350 Equipment and Interior
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 interior of the ES350; 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 350 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.