Lexus will unveil the 2013 Lexus ES at this year’s New York auto show on April 4, with the Japanese luxury car maker releasing a teaser image of the car.
Details remain sketchy on the sixth-generation Lexus ES, which is based on the Toyota Camry platform, but the image confirms the ES gets the Lexus signature spindle grille in line with the all-new Lexus GS. The ES is also said to offer an enhanced driving experience, also a feature of the new Lexus GS.
Despite the official teaser image, Chinese auto site xcar.com.cn photographed the entry-level ES250 in China, without camouflage.
Lexus Australia’s Peter Evans told CarAdvice: “We are actively studying the ES and would strongly support a business case to bring the model to Australia, if and when it is produced as a right-hand-drive vehicle.”
Currently, the Lexus ES is only produced in left-hand-drive, but if the car were produced as a right-hander, then markets such as Japan, the UK and India, would also most likely consider the model.
It’s certainly more edgy than the previous generation ES models that were sold in Australia, but against the new GS, its looks are still conservative, especially at the rear.
If Lexus does introduce the all-new ES in Australia, it would sit between the IS and GS models.