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With the sixth generation model produced back in 2012, Lexus has given its popular ES sedan model a mid-life facelift to keep it fresh. The newly facelifted 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan made its premiere at the recent Shanghai International Motor Show.

“Our development concept was ‘Take the ES to the next level of elegance and progressive luxury’. The Lexus ES is renowned for its innovative exterior and interior design. We wanted to build on that and make it more elegant, and tailor the car with the latest technology Lexus has to offer. We’re confident that the new Lexus ES will be a leader in its class and attract a lot of attention.” said Lexus ES Chief Engineer Toshio Asahi.

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The 2016 Lexus ES wears the latest interpretation of its trademark spindle grille framed with accentuated satin chrome, flanked by a set of newly re-designed headlights with LED projector and its iconic L-shaped DDRLs. Redesigned fog lamps are now placed at the outer lower corners.

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At the back, there’s a slightly redesigned L-shaped taillights and re-styled chrome license plate garnish and newly sculpted chrome-tipped rectangular exhaust tips. Two new 17-inch are also offered with a branching dark gray metallic, multi-plane machined 20-spoke wheel for non-hybrids, while hybrids gets a 10-spoke design with machine finish over medium gray.

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Inside, apart from the 4 new seat colours (Flaxen, Parchment, Stratus Gray and Black) and 3 new trim materials (semi-aniline leather, leather and Lexus NuLuxe), there’s also a larger 4.2-inch TFT color multi-information display.

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Under the hood, Lexus are introducing a new 2.0-litre D4 system. No official figures were provided but rumours has it rated with 165 hp at 6,500 rpm and 199 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. However, this new 2.0-litre will not be offered in U.S.

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Lexus Safety System + offers Pre-Collision System (PCS), Brake Assist (BA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Radar Cruise Control, just to mention a few. There’s also 4 new exterior colors offered on this facelift model, Amber, Nightfall Mica, Caviar, and Eminent White Pearl.



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