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All-New Lexus ES Bound for Beijing Motor Show

New model meant to "radically transform the concept of comfort for luxury consumers."

by on Apr.11, 2018

Lexus is pushing even further with the "spindle grille" design on the next ES sedan.

We’ve barely gotten past the New York Auto Show but halfway around the world, automakers are getting ready for the season’s next big event. That includes Lexus, which has dropped a partial teaser of what appears to be the next generation ES model.

While many folks think of the ES as a fairly base-level vehicle, Lexus clearly has more upscale ambitions for a model whose name, after all, is short for “Executive Sedan.” And while Toyota’s luxury brand isn’t saying much about what it will be showing in China, it appears buyers have something to look forward to.

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The new ES, Lexus hints, “aims to radically transform the concept of comfort for luxury consumers all over the world.” That may explain why the brand saved the new model for Beijing where luxury buyers have, indeed, become some of the world’s most demanding.

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Lexus LF-LC Concept Offers a Good Look at Luxury Brand’s Future

Show car boasts curvaceous design, hydrogen powertrain, gesture controls and a hologram.

by on Oct.28, 2015

The Lexus LF-LC concept rolls onto the stage at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.

Luxury brand Lexus has rolled out a number of concept vehicles in recent years but, with only a few, rare exceptions, they’ve been little more than fantasies in chrome. But the new Lexus LF-LC unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday is likely to be one of those exceptions.

From a design standpoint, what you see is likely to be – close to — what you’ll get with the next-generation Lexus LS sedan, a senior official told TheDetroitBureau.com. Whether we’ll also see such features as gesture-control electronics and a “hologram guide,” never mind the hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain, well, that’s another matter entirely

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The luxury arm of Toyota is “constantly striving to deliver awe-inspiring experiences,” said Tokuo Fukuichi, Lexus International President, as the current rolled back to reveal the LF-LC Concept vehicle.

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First Look: 2014 Lexus IS

Pumping up the passion meter in an entry-lux sedan.

by on Jan.09, 2013

Lexus returns to Detroit for the reveal of its 2014 IS.

While it may be located in the Motor City, Lexus has always had an affinity for the North American International Auto Show. And more than two decades after debuting its original two offerings in Detroit, the Toyota luxury brand will be back to pull the wraps off the all-new 2014 Lexus IS.

As the entry offering in the brand, the IS plays a critical role and, arguably, could be even more important going forward.  Lexus has been struggling to regain momentum over the last few years as luxury brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz push past it in the market and second-tier brands such as Audi and Infiniti – never mind Cadillac and Lincoln – start taking aim.

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The outgoing IS was, if anything, an example of why.  It was a competent but far from inspiring product, according to most analysts, attracting buyers who were more interested in quality statistics than 0 to 60 times. But as other makers have improved their own reliability that has become less of an advantage.

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