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2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Quick Spin Review | Yet another Lexus surprise

Like the LC and LS, the transformed ES wows with its engaging dynamics

Like the LC and LS, the transformed ES wows with its engaging dynamics.

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2019 Lexus ES300h has a quiet and comfortable interior

Take a look at the LC-inspired design cues

Take a look at the LC-inspired design cues.

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2019 Lexus ES 350 starts at just $550 more than outgoing model

More power, better mileage, new F Sport, and hybrid buyers save $510

More power, better fuel economy, new F Sport model, and ES 350h buyers save $510.

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2019 Lexus ES gets new F Sport trim, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay

Completely redesigned model is first Lexus on TNGA platform

Lexus gave us a good preview of the new ES luxury sedan ahead of its Beijing reveal, and now we get to see the real thing. Visually, it's pretty typical Lexus fare. It has the ever-controversial "spindle" grille up front with either form-following slats on standard models, or a sportier mesh on the new F Sport trim, a first for the model. It's about 2 inches, give or take a few tenths, longer both in o

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2019 Toyota Avalon vs. full-size sedans: How they compare on paper

New Avalon vs. LaCrosse, Impala, Maxima and Lexus ES

Full-size sedans aren't exactly in great demand at the moment, and at least one of the vehicles in this comparison has been rumored to be on the endangered species list. Yet, we've just had our first drive in the 2019 Toyota Avalon, and if anything has a chance of rejuvenating the segment a bit, it's an all-new version of what has long been the segment's benchmark.

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2019 Lexus ES revealed before Beijing debut

Here's what we know ahead of the full reveal

After revealing the grille of the 2019 Lexus ES last week, Lexus posted a single photo of the whole shebang this morning. Only two sentences accompanied the image: "The all-new ES springs from a reimagined luxury equation. Engaging design, athletic performance, and renowned refinement transform Lexus's most popular sedan." We could be forced to wait until the Beijing reveal on April 25 for substantial info on that transformation, but based on what we already suspect, the coming ES has big britch

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Lexus ES sedan (probably) teased ahead of Beijing debut

The next ES sedan could be sold globally, replacing the GS

Lexus has shared a teaser image of a yet-unnamed future production car, which we believe to be the upcoming ES. The now-familiar spindle grille fills almost the entire image, which Lexus has served us with the tagline "Expect the Unexpected".

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Lexus GS production and sales halted in Europe

Is the GS on life support here in the U.S. too?

We last wrote about the Lexus GS one year ago to editorialize about the rumored death of the luxury brand's sports sedan. Now, Dutch outlet AutoRAI claims to have gotten confirmation from Lexus Europe that the automaker stopped taking orders for the GS in March, and will cease production of the Euro-spec model in April. In keeping with last year's speculation, AutoRAI reports the next-generation, front-wheel-drive ES will fill the role of the rear-wheel-drive GS there.

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Toyota adds 1.6m cars to Takata inflator recall list

Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.

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Toyota recalls 2016 RAV4, RX350, and ES350 for stability failure

Toyota will recall the 2016 RAV4, RX350, and ES350 because of a possible manufacturing fault with the brake actuator.

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Drivers of these cars are the most likely to get ticketed

As Penny Gusner of Insurance.com says, "It is interesting to see what vehicle makes and models attract drivers who are prone to traffic violations."

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Toyota recalls pre-collision system on Avalon and ES models

Toyota is recalling 31,000 units of the Avalon and Lexus ES. The pre-collision system can misidentify objects in the road as a hazard and activate the brakes, potentially leading to a crash.

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2016 Lexus ES shows updated, US-spec face

Lexus has a revised look ready for the 2016 ES 350 and ES 300h with a much more pronounced take on the spindle grille. The luxury sedan also gets the option of a complete safety tech suite.

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Refreshed 'exciting' Lexus ES takes a bow in Shanghai along with RX 200t

Lexus shows off the refreshed 2016 ES with a subtly revised exterior, new colors, new wheels, new interior treatments and options, and the RX 200t powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

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New Lexus ES will debut at Shanghai Motor Show

%Slideshow-281535%Lexus will debut a new version of its ES sedan at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Don't expect it to be a total redesign, however – with the sixth-generation ES having just gone on sale in late 2012, we're only expecting a mid-cycle refresh.

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Construction of Lexus' first US assembly line underway

The ES is Lexus' top-selling sedan, but the Japanese luxury marque has never manufactured it outside of Japan. In fact, Lexus has never made any cars in the United States, one of its largest markets worldwide. But that's about to change.

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Optimistic Lexus bumps US sales target higher

Last year Lexus sold 244,166 cars in the US, slotting into third place in the luxury segment behind BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Earlier this year Lexus said its target was 260,000 units in the US (which would still put it behind BMW's and Mercedes' numbers from last year), but Automotive News reports that it has raised its upper outlook to 270,000 ca

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New Lexus small CUV may have been behind moving ES production to Kentucky

Lexus may have had another big reason – in addition to the financial incentives potentially worth up to $146.5 million that Kentucky offered – to move ES production to its Georgetown, KY plant. The Jonathon Ramsey

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Lexus ES350 confirmed for Kentucky production starting in 2015

Following Thursday's report, Toyota has confirmed that production of the Lexus ES will move to its Georgetown, KY assembly plant starting in 2015. To accommodate the extra 50,000 units of capacity that the ES represents, Toyota wi

Toyota Announces Bold Move For Lexus Sedan

Factory in Georgetown, Kentucky will add a line to produce the car

For the first time, Lexus, one of America's most popular luxury car brands, will build cars in the United States.

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