All-new Lexus ES coming to the UK

May 11, 2018

After six generations of success in the mid-size saloon category, the new, seventh generation Lexus ES is forging a new, more ambitious path and it’s coming to UK shores.

Long renowned for its comfort, refinement and luxury appointments, the new ES builds on its strengths with an all-new chassis that allows for a more dynamic exterior design and even better driving performance.

It is a further expression of Lexus’ design direction and commitment to crafting vehicles that provide more excitement, emotional connection and passion, helping bring the brand’s vision for its future to a wider audience. Traditional buyers will find the new ES more spacious, quieter and safer than ever before, while a new generation of customers will be introduced to a saloon with sharpened performance, class-leading safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this market segment.

The seventh generation ES will be the first to be introduced to the UK and markets in Western Europe. It follows the new LS flagship saloon and LC coupe in carrying forward a new chapter in Lexus design that has a much stronger emotional quality. The eye-catching styling, made possible by the use of an all-new Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, will have particular appeal to customers in the region, together with a more engaging driving experience and even higher safety provisions.

Available from January 2019, the UK range will feature the ES 300h, powered by a new self-charging hybrid system. ES 200, ES 250 and ES 350 petrol engine models will be available in certain other European markets from September 2018.

Lexus achieved close to 75,000 sales in Europe in 2017, its highest total yet, marking a fourth consecutive year of growth. In the UK the brand followed up a strong performance in 2017 with a sales volume increase of 4.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2018. The new ES saloon will be a core model in Lexus’ line-up, contributing to the brand’s ambition to reach 100,000 annual new car sales in Europe by 2020.

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