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Lexus decided to release a teaser of their new 2013 ES model ahead of its New York Auto Show debut, and the marketing machine continues rolling with yet another teaser, this time posted up on Lexus’s twitter account.
We first got a better look at the new ES 250 when it was spotted out in China and it’s without a doubt in our minds that this “masked machine” that’s under a crane and cover is the ES model making its way to the New York Auto Show.
The sixth-generation ES from Lexus promises to deliver a “dynamic new driving experience” and the styling appears to follow in the footsteps of the recently updated GS model. We will definitely know more once that cover is pulled off next week at the New York Auto Show.
Yoichi Yokozawa, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America confirmed that a new Lancer SE model will be arriving this fall as a 2012 model. The SE model will receive all-wheel drive, like its Ralliart and Evolution siblings, however it will be powered by the naturally aspirated engine found in the DE, ES and GTS trims.
The SE model will likely sell for around $20,000 and is expected to account for 15-20 percent of all Lancer sales. Mitsubishi plans to sell 100,000 units in the U.S again and hopes adding the SE to the Lancer lineup will boost sales – and stay competitive with long-time rival Subaru. Mitsubishi last sold over 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2007, with 128,993.
[Source: Automotive News]