Photo of 2019 Lexus ES Leaks Ahead of Its Official Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The next-generation 2019 Lexus ES is expected to make its debut soon, possibly at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show late april.

A photo of the new Lexus ES has appeared on the Internet, giving us a glimpse of the front end. Not surprisingly, it follows the LS flagship’s design, with a more prominent Spindle grille flanked by new headlights. Previous spy photos of an ES prototype testing shows that the overall profile of the luxury sedan won’t change significantly. What will change however is its underpinnings, as the new ES rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform found in several models including the new Avalon.

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Expect the Lexus ES to grow in size, making it more spacious than the outgoing model. And since it’s sharing a version of the platform found on the new Avalon, the Lexus ES could also borrow the Avalon’s powertrain. That means a 3.5-liter V6 paired to a new eight-speed automatic is a possibility, along with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain featuring a 460-volt electric motor and CVT for the ES300h. The ES could also use the Camry’s V6 engine.

Like the 2019 Toyota Avalon, expect the ES to also benefit from the Japanese automaker’s latest advanced safety technologies, such as pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure with steering assist, rear-cross traffic braking, and more.

[Source: Almuraba, Carscoops]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Devin Devin on Apr 10, 2018

    I really hope this new model is an eye catcher, and lives up to the expectations in the underpinnings. Considering that this will sadly be replacing the GS this model should really be a show stopper. I love my GS, this is my 3rd model and intended to just get the redesign once my lease is up. However, if I stick with Lexus I'll have to settle for the ES redesign. I hope meets somewhere between the middle of two.