In Beijing, the Lexus ES now enters its seventh generation, and the latest version of the sedan features a sharp design that takes cues from the angular LS and LC. The four-door also grows quite a bit larger, too.
The ES looks sleeker thanks in large part to a lower roof that creates a more coupe-like profile. Lexus isn’t giving up on its polarizing spindle grille, and the version here is bigger than ever, and there are now vertical bars in the center. The vehicle’s rear is heavily chiseled, and there are L-shaped LED taillights.
Lexus only offers powertrain details for ES 350 in the United States for now. The 3.5-liter V6 now pumps out 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts) and 262 pound-feet (355 Newton-meters) of torque, which equates to gains of 28 hp and 14 lb-ft over the previous generation. The more powerful mill hooks up to a new eight-speed automatic. The company’s release makes no mention of the specs for the ES 300h.