2016 Lexus ES 350 Redesign, Changes and Release date
As a sedan, ES is not a newcomer. Its first generation was released in 1989 as the oldest cars from Lexus. 2016 Lexus ES 350 will continue the latest sixth generation that was launched in 2012 as the 2013 model year. Since that time, the company has big commitment to offer an accurate improvement scheme. At this moment, people are expecting to see a mid-cycle facelift with some changes and upgrades as the part of its refreshments. 2016 ES 350 has few upgrades around the cabin in 2015 model and it is expected that this new version will offer more enhancements and refreshments especially for the bodywork.
There are some clear changes added around 2016 Lexus ES 350 especially for the front end as the prior. We think that the common changes that are easily added by automakers are around the front part. The changes around the front part of a vehicle commonly will not take a lot of budget and time but it is quite helpful to give new fresh look. This upcoming version is designed with redesigned grille, reshaped headlights, some refreshed details for front including turn signals and bumper changes. Even you could find out new color options to offer.
Speaking about the cabin, 2016 Lexus ES 350 has some revisions for its few features such as the upgrades and standard of this car. Some new interior trims are possible to be presented with better materials to give a higher level of comfort especially for the upholstery. There are two trim levels to offer such as base version and Crafted Line. The regular version is 350 and the hybrid is 300h.
2016 Lexus ES Performance and MPG
It seems that the company will not change for under the hood. The company will retain the previous performance. On the contrary, the demand about a change for its performance is increasing. It means that the only engine option for 2016 Lexus ES 350 could be V6 3.5 liter to produce about 268 hp and also 248 pound-feet of torque. This engine performance is supported by six-speed auto transmission through front-wheel drive system. As a result, the car has the EPA rating about 21/31/24 mpg city/highway/combined. For 300h version, there will be hybrid engine from four-cylinder 2.5 liter combined with electric motor to produce about 200 hp. This engine is supported with front-wheel drive system through ECVT-I transmission. This variant has better fuel economy with 40 mpg in city and in combined ride.
2016 Lexus ES Price and Release Date
2016 Lexus ES 350 could offer slight increase of price tag with the starting price about $39,000 for 350series and $42,000 for the 300h. It should be released at the second half of this year.