The mid-size luxury sedan will receive an update next week, though the extent of the changes remains unclear.
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The 2021 Lexus ES will be treated to its first major update next week, it has been announced.

Lexus has confirmed an updated version of its ES mid-size sedan will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show later this month.

However, it's unclear whether next Monday will see the debut of a formal mid-life facelift – albeit an early one, given the ES is only approaching its third birthday – or a Model Year running update, as applied recently to the LC and RC coupe and UX small SUV.

One image and one video released by the Japanese luxury brand showcase the revised ES' headlights – which sport different main-beam lighting units and a sharper daytime-running light signature – and rear-end, with fettled LED tail-light signatures and a revised lower valance.

Expect technological upgrades inside the cabin in line with the facelifted LS flagship, though the four-cylinder and V6 powertrains under the bonnet shouldn't change.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for the 2021 Lexus ES' full reveal on 19 April 2021, at 11:40am AEST.