The Lexus ES that was introduced as the ES 250 in 1989 as the model vehicle for year 1990 was little in excess of a badge-exchanged Toyota Camry. Now, Lexus is prepared to introduce a refreshed model of the luxury sedan with the name, the new 2016 Lexus ES 350. The all-fresh Lexus ES 350 2016 is expected to be available on the road in time for model year 2016. Lexus unveiled the new ES 350 at the Auto Show in Shanghai on the 22nd of April 2015. With the declaration of its introduction, Lexus also unconfined a puzzle picture of the new vehicle, which displays heavily modified headlights and some other minute details.
2016 Lexus ES 350 Changes
It is expected that the external revision of the Lexus luxury sedan will be more of rejuvenation than an absolute overhaul. The new ES 350 will get redesigned headlights, making them extra angular and creating the name Lexus checkmark more famous. It also comes with a little larger grille and an attractive bumper with more-aggressive streaks.
Other notable changes on the exterior of the new vehicle include the taillights revisions to complement the novel headlights. The back fascia of the vehicle may also gat some modifications to provide the new Lexus ES 350 with a sportier look. There may be some soft tweaks to the rim designs, as well. Except these mild tweaks, the new Lexus ES 350 resembles the same exterior look of the outgoing model.
New Lexus ES 350 2016 Interior
The cabin of the luxury sedan is expected to come with a redesigned cabin because the cabin of the earlier model though happens to be a decent place to expend a little time, buyers expected some revisions in it. So, buyer can expect the cabin of the new ES 350 with minor tweaks here and there to make it a bit more modern, comfortable and ergonomic.
The biggest revision that can be found in the cabin of the next gen Lexus ES 350 is its infotainment system because there have been many complaints regarding the mouse-like interface being engrossing to use as it does not contain a friendly design.
2016 Lexus ES 350 specs, 0-60
As the Lexus ES is only a refreshed vehicle, it is expected to come with the same engine options. Among the two models, such as ES 300h and ES 350, the new ES 350 will be equipped with same engine of its predecessor, which is the V6, 3.5-liter engine. However, Lexus has fine-tuned this engine to offer more power than the outgoing model, which is expected to offer more power and torque than its predecessor, such as 270 HP of power 250 lbs per foot of torque.
On the other hand, the ES 300h hybrid 2016 will be expected to come with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine, which is combined with an electric motor to offer the maximum of 200 HP power. Lexus may drive the power upward slightly in the hybrid engine, as well.
– 2016 Toyota Camry
– 2016 Toyota Avalon
– 2015 Lexus IS 250
Both the ES 300h and the ES 350 will be expected to continue with their relevant transmissions from the earlier model. This will offer the new ES 350 a six-paced automatic transmission and the ES 300h will be provided with an electronically regulated CVT. From 0-60 this Lexus goes for 6.5 sec. with maximum speed of 130 mph.
Price and the release date
The 2016 Lexus ES 350 release date will be expected during the last quarter of 2015, with the starting price of $38,000.