Lexus on Monday unveiled an up to date ES sedan at Auto Shanghai 2021.
The ES is expounded to the Toyota Camry, and first arrived in its present era as a 2019 mannequin. An all-wheel-drive choice was then added for 2021.
The up to date ES reaches america within the fall as a 2022 mannequin, and Lexus is saving detailed specs for our market till nearer to the gross sales launch. We already know a number of the key updates which are deliberate, nevertheless.
The outside design is generally the identical, although there are new LED headlights and a brand new sample for the grille. There are additionally new wheel designs ranging as much as 19 inches in diameter, plus new paint choices and the provision of the F Sport styling pack on the ES hybrid.
Inside, the sprint has been revised to function a extra streamlined design. The infotainment display (8.0 inches commonplace and 12.3 inches obtainable) has additionally been moved ahead and now options contact functionality. It’s joined by contact floor within the middle console.
Lexus engineers additionally labored on the dynamics of the up to date ES. As an illustration, there is a new suspension brace on the rear to enhance torsional rigidity. The braking system has additionally been up to date to enhance pedal really feel. We’re instructed the up to date system offers extra linear suggestions and response.
2022 Lexus ES
No adjustments had been made to the powertrains. The bottom ES 250 includes a 203-hp 2.5-liter inline-4. Above that is the ES 350 with a 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6, and on the prime quality is the ES 300h with a 2.5-liter inline-4-based hybrid setup good for 215 hp. Entrance-wheel drive is commonplace, with solely the ES 250 obtainable with all-wheel drive.
With the GS dropped from the Lexus lineup on the finish of 2020, the ES is now the model’s sole consultant within the mid-size sedan section. It should not come as a shock that the dynamically superior GS was the mannequin Lexus dropped. It solely managed about 2,560 gross sales within the U.S. final yr. Examine that with the ES which managed 43,292 gross sales in the identical interval.
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