Lexus has introduced an upgrade to the CT 200h 2016 in the US, the compact hybrid of the brand entering a new commercial stage, features aesthetic changes and a slight update on technology and equipment. At the moment it will only be available in the American market. The visual changes are reduced to the front grille, an element that gets a new chrome contoured to emphasize and mark more the common character of the Lexus. At first glance is a detail that goes unnoticed, since the CT 200h underwent a restyling not long ago. On the other hand, a new sunroof opens. It is the technology available within the line of optional equipment that stands out most in the list of news. Highlight the connectivity system, now offering Enform Service Connect and Enform Remote. Both systems can send data to the user’s smartphone by displaying vital vehicle information such as maintenance intervals or possible malfunctions. It also allows the sending of help and information to the emergency services.
2016 – LEXUS ES
– The Lexus ES 2016 is an average sedan that sits between the dynamism of the Lexus IS and the luxury and space of the Lexus GS.
The Lexus ES 2016 has just been presented at the Shanghai Show and has, precisely in the Chinese market, one of its main objectives. It is a classic sedan that by size is between the Lexus IS and the Lexus GS, less sporty and more classic than the first, not as luxurious or technological as the second, is a kind of ‘hybrid’ that works tremendously well in markets such as Chinese, Russian or even American. The new restyling incorporates a less annoying exterior design that incorporates several aesthetic keys already seen in other models of the line at audi car covers.
The new Lexus ES incorporates, as the main aesthetic novelty, the new Lexus grille, which along with the new front headlights, with LED optics for both daylight and low beam lights, give you a much more modern presence . The rest of the body remains unchanged and as a good restyling, it will offer two new types of 17-inch wheels, redesigned taillights, chrome exhaust as well as four new colors for the body. Inside the Lexus ES 2016 major changes affect the new materials and finishes available, as well as three different types of upholstery that will be available in four different colors. As for the design there are no major differences compared to the rest of the line and in this new model incorporates a redesigned steering wheel and a screen of 4.2 inches in the dashboard that show the technical details of the car. For the first time will be available with a smaller engine than usual, specifically a four-cylinder 2.0-liter petrol engine, although only for some markets, such as Chinese, Russian or Taiwanese. In the US, one of the big markets of the model, two will be the mechanical options: a 3.5-liter V6 engine and the hybrid option, consisting of a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor.
2016 – LEXUS ES 300h
Lexus introduced the ES 300h, a hybrid version launched in the US last week, with significant upgrades in design, safety systems and technology. Externally, it features the redesigned front and rear, and now adopts standard LED headlamps. There are also new paint shades and new wheels. The panoramic sunroof becomes optional. Inside, it has a more advanced technological content, a 15-speaker sound system, and a high-quality Mark Levinson audio system option. It has three internal decoration options: dark wood, black wood and light wood (bamboo). In terms of safety, the Lexus ES 300h adopts the Lexus Security + safety system, which combines the Pre-Collision System, runway alert alert, steering assistant, intelligent headlamps with dynamic high beam and adaptive radar cruise control at high speed. Lexus did not release official prices but, given that the changes were not so deep, the suggested values in the US market should remain at current levels, around $ 42,000.
2016 – LEXUS ES 350
Lexus launches the 2016 line of the ES 350 sedan in the domestic market. The model arrives with a new front design, which enhances the sophistication and sleek image of the sedan. In the interior finishing, fine touches gave the vehicle a very high quality sensation and richness of details, maintaining and improving in this way the true attribute of the brand models around the world. The ES 350 2016 retains the powerful 3.5-liter V6 Dual VVT-i engine (277 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 346 Nm torque at 4,700 rpm) and electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission (Super ECT) with optional of sequential exchanges, which give it a unique performance in the category, combining performance and comfort.
To meet the most varied driving styles, the Lexus ES 350 has three driving modes: Normal, ECO (for better fuel consumption) and Sport (for more sportiness). The suspension and steering system provide excellent dynamic behavior without compromising ride comfort. In the list of equipment, Lexus has introduced innovations to offer its customers a vehicle capable of delivering even more style, sophistication, comfort and convenience. In this respect, highlight the Follow-me-Home lighting system, air conditioning Three Zone, with independent temperature adjustment for the rear seats, equipped with Nano-e technology, among others.
Design with Lexus signature
The Lexus ES 350 is considered a milestone in the premium sedans segment and its mission is to satisfy an audience that demands the best in sedan sophistication and performance. The ES 350 features a more progressive design with clean, continuous lines from the front to the rear. All the ends are facing the wheel cavities, creating distinct proportions. The new front design of the ES 350 2016 enhances its advanced lines, enhancing the elegance of the sedan. The Spindle grille now features a chrome finish and bevelled side-bar ends that give the vehicle a three-dimensional appearance, giving a more modern finish. The upper grid molding subtly accentuates the elegant shape that makes the way from the hood. At the rear, the chrome double exhaust is now diamond-shaped, the same used in the NX 200t model. The lower part of the rear bumper has been widened, accentuating the center of gravity of the model, highlighting an even more sporty format to the ES. The chromed finish of the trunk has been integrated into the rear lights, thus expressing the high-level elegance.
The stylish interior of the ES 350 is designed to create a sense of spaciousness and safety. In the 2016 line, the sedan has improved the interior finish and delivers even more quality in the smallest details. For panel coating, the customer can now choose two colors: black or brown. The seat coverings were fully finished in genuine leather. For tactile feel improvement, upholstery and finely woven seams have been added to the side of the center console. In addition, the handle of the gearshift lever was modified, using the same frame that equips the model of the Lexus. The driver’s and passenger’s door controls received silver-colored ornamentation, creating a sense of unity. In the dashboard, a 100% transparent acrylic surface was adopted, giving the driver excellent visibility of the performance parameters of the car.
Based on the design of the LF-A model, the steering wheel adopted a circumference with a small central elevation, which clearly indicates the rotational center. The leather lining along with the metal spokes, positioned at the three ends of the steering wheel, also give an even more sporty style to the sedan. Among the comfort and convenience features available are windows with tinted glass and hydrophobic front side windows and engine hood with lock with unique touch. Ambient lights, discreetly placed under the wooden trim, gently illuminate the surfaces of the instrument panel and the four doors. The large and comfortable seats provide maximum passenger comfort. The angle of inclination of the steering wheel from 24 to 22 degrees deliver the best ergonomics. The cabin also received an even more efficient acoustic treatment, which makes the experience aboard the ES 350 quiet and pleasant.
In terms of safety, the ES 350 has 10 standard airbags, including front and knee for the driver and passenger, curtain-type, on both sides, and on the sides of the front and rear seats. There are also four-wheel ABS brakes with electronic braking and braking assist, adaptive headlight system (AFS), xenon headlights, rain sensor on the windshield, automatic headlamp ignition and electronic traction control and stability.
Lexus ES 350 Multimedia
The ES 350 features, as standard, the Lexus Premium Sound System, multimedia system with DVD, CD-R / RW, MP3, WMA and AAC compatible audio, AM / FM radio, GPS navigation system, digital TV, ,bluetooth on 8.0 inch LCD screen, input for USB connection and Aux-in and 8 speakers. The whole system is controlled and configurable by means of central remote control type joystick.
More comfort and convenience items
Like any Lexus vehicle, the ES 350 also does not save on items of comfort and convenience. Equipped with sophisticated features such as front seats with 10-way power adjustment, integrated hot and cold air conditioning, Three Zone digital automatic (for rear seats) and Nano-E technology, Start Button type ignition system, cups and luggage compartment in the front and rear doors, unlocking the doors by approach, heating and ventilation in the front seats, steering column adjustable in height and depth and with automatic pickup, electric sunroof with one touch, trip computer, in addition to LED headlights with leveling device and Follow-me-Home system, among others.
The ES 350 can already be found at Lexus points of sale and services in all regions of the country for a price of $ 253,300.
2016 – LEXUS GS 200t
The upgraded sedan was presented this past weekend at Pebble Beach. Besides the aesthetic changes, presented the new version 200t.
Lexus presented this weekend at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, USA, the GS facelift. Featured is the new 200t petrol engine with 2.0 turbo four-cylinder engine – the same used in the RC 200t and the NX 200t – producing 245 hp and 349 Nm of torque, coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this configuration, the Japanese sedan announces an average consumption of 14 km / l on a highway. The new model joins the already known GS 350 – with a 3.5 V6 engine gaining 5 hp more, now reaching 315 hp – and the GS 450h, a hybrid with 345 hp. Aesthetically, the GS features a redesigned front with a more aggressive grille and dual LED headlights. In the rear, the lanterns were redesigned and the bumper modified. Also new is the larger instrument panel, with 4.2 inches, in addition to the screen of the infotainment system with 12.3 inches, which now features side buttons. This new GS model year includes new colors, interior decoration options (aluminum and wood applications, for example), new wheels and the Lexus Safety System – which includes the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, warning track transposition with steering assist, intelligent high headlights and adaptive cruise control for all speeds.
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