Nagoya, Japan - The most conservative member of the Lexus family is about to be reinvented with a radical new look that’s largely in tune with the Japanese brand’s latest (and at times polarising) design themes.
Though it has yet to be fully unveiled, the accompanying picture and teaser video give away most of the new sedan’s design secrets, although we will have to wait until April 25 to get all the lowdown on this Lexus.
For now then, we’ll have to go with all the logical assumptions, thus once again it should be based on the Toyota Camry, in this case the all-new Camry that was revealed last year, and from which it should inherit an all-new 2.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine with direct injection, along with a new eight-speed automatic gearbox and redesigned double wishbone rear suspension.
Likewise, this model changeover will see the ES shift to Toyota’s TNGA global platform, also shared with the latest Auris and C-HR.
The current ES is sold in South Africa in ES250 and ES300h (hybrid) forms, with prices starting at R565 500. It’s unclear at this stage, whether the new version will come to our shores.