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2019 Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury review

The brand new Lexus ES hybrid sedan makes a big leap over its predecessor by offering comfort, space and style in spades. The recipe is the same as ever, but the ingredients are of a much higher quality.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES all achieving five stars based on tests carried out by sister firm, Euro NCAP. The A-Class managed a high score of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Mazda and Lexus scored 95 per cent and 91 per cent in the same category respectively...


2019 Lexus ES pricing and specs
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2019 Lexus ES pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the all new ES range, which hits dealerships this month. Priced from $59,888 before on-road costs, the local ES range will only include the ES300h hybrid available in two trim levels – Luxury and Sports Luxury. That's a smidgen under $4000 cheaper than the model it replaces, while also bringing an increased level of standard equipment and space...


Lexus ES to debut digital exterior mirrors in Japan
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Lexus ES to debut digital exterior mirrors in Japan

The seventh-generation Lexus ES will be available with a new exterior camera system, which replaces the traditional set of wing mirrors. Vision from the cameras is displayed on 5.0-inch screens mounted at the base of the A-pillars. Whenever the driver uses the car's indicators or engages reverse "the system automatically enhances the corresponding area"...


2019 Lexus ES300h Hybrid review
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2019 Lexus ES300h Hybrid review

Elegance and economy in a sleek new wrapper.


CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 
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CarAdvice podcast 100: We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! 

We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Andrew Beecher, Alborz Fallah, Tony Crawford, Mike Stevens, Scott Collie and James Wong. In car news, the BMW Concept iX3 and 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan and Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury has been unveiled...


2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter
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2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter

Lexus has finally given its ES mid-size sedan a full reveal, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in Australia this year. Although the car will be offered with a V6 engine in global markets, the brand has made the decision to go hybrid-only when the car lobs Down Under. As previously suggested, the car will be built on a Lexus Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, itself derived from TNGA...


2019 Lexus ES revealed
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2019 Lexus ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled its new mid-size ES sedan in a single image, ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in press materials, the ES runs with the Lexus Spindle Grille up front, flanked by headlights similar to those of the bigger LS sedan...


2019 Lexus ES headed for Beijing motor show
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2019 Lexus ES headed for Beijing motor show

Lexus has teased the ES mid-size sedan ahead of the Beijing motor show, just days after the car's nose was leaked online. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in the press materials, Lexus has otherwise provided no information about the all-new mid-sizer. We know it'll have the brand's Spindle Grille up front, along with headlights inspired by the latest LS flagship...


2019 Lexus ES front end leaked
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2019 Lexus ES front end leaked

The front-end design of the next-generation Lexus ES has been leaked ahead of the car's expected debut later this month. A photo said to be of the new car's front fascia has been published by Al Muraba. This leak, reportedly from China, looks pretty much on the money, as it not only features a design heavily influenced by the latest LS sedan, but also matches up with spy photos we published in August last year...


2018 Lexus ES spied testing, could replace GS in future line-up
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2018 Lexus ES spied testing, could replace GS in future line-up

A new prototype, draped in the usual camouflage but unmistakable in identity, has been spied testing in the US this week. These photos are very likely our first look at the next-generation 2018 Lexus ES in its final body. Clearly inspired by the big new LS limo unveiled in Detroit earlier this year, the new ES will wear the same expansive 'spindle' grille that has famously polarised punters for years now...


2017 Lexus ES350 review
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2017 Lexus ES350 review

It used to be the default choice for those fiscally prudent retirees looking for reliable luxury to and from the bowls club, and not much else. So what's changed for 2017?


2016 Lexus ES350 recalled for possible brake system fault
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2016 Lexus ES350 recalled for possible brake system fault

Lexus has issued a recall notice this week for a number of its ES350 vehicles over fears a damaged O-ring may cause an issue with some brake actuators. According to the Japanese car maker, a pump inside the brake actuator may have been assembled with a damaged O-ring which could cause the braking system to operate incorrectly...


2016 Lexus ES300h Review
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2016 Lexus ES300h Review

The 2016 Lexus ES300h is like your best pair of slippers - comfortable, faithful and decidedly un-sexy...


Lexus ES350, ES300h recalled for overactive pre-collision system
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Lexus ES350, ES300h recalled for overactive pre-collision system

Lexus Australia has issued a recall notice for its ES350 petrol and ES300h hybrid sedans, over concerns that its pre-collision safety systems may not function correctly. The luxury carmaker reports that in both cars, the system’s sensors may interpret steel expansion joints or plates in the road as an object to be avoided...


2016 Lexus ES unveiled at Shanghai auto show
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2016 Lexus ES unveiled at Shanghai auto show

The new-look 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan has been unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, bringing the brand's aggressive styling language to what is arguably the Japanese brand's most conservative model. The revamped Lexus ES is said to feature "an elegant and progressive styling package" that is "daring", as well as "enhanced luxury interior construction" in a cabin that "exudes luxury"...


2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show
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2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show

The 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show later this month. A teaser image of the heavily facelifted model has been revealed ahead of the event, with new IS-like headlights and what looks to be a far more aggressive 'spindle' grille...


Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update
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Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...


Lexus to roll out more safety tech
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Lexus to roll out more safety tech

Lexus is seeking to bolster its safety credentials with the rollout of several “visibility technologies” on its sedan and SUV lines by early 2015.  The Japanese premium brand will make both blind-spot monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) — a sensor-based system that alerts the driver of oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space — either standard or optional on its exiting and future models...


Lexus "screwed up" with previous generation ES
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Lexus "screwed up" with previous generation ES

Lexus admits that it “screwed-up” its growth trajectory and hindered its full Australian potential when the previous generation Lexus ES was not launched locally in 2007. Lexus International’s vice president, Mark Templin admitted at the launch of the sixth generation Lexus ES that the company made the wrong decision by not producing the fifth-generation ES in right-hand drive...