Just because the Lexus ES falls below the segment classifications of the LS , GS , and IS models, that doesn’t mean it can’t get the same amount of attention from the Crafted Line collection as the others received. On the contrary, the ES received more "love" than any other model in the Lexus lineup outside of the RX 350 F Sport.
Even with its standing in the lineup, the ES received the same level of customization and attention-to-detail as its big brothers. That begins with the Ultra White color of the sedan , and is accented by a contrasting Obsidian splashes on various sections of the body.
Like the rest of the Crafted Line collection, the Lexus ES Crafted Line Edition will be on display at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance before its launch in November 2014.
Don’t underestimate the selling power of the ES, especially when you’re looking at one of just 1,500 examples of the Crafted Line Edition. It’s still one of the cheapest models in the entire lineup line, so expect those who won’t be able to afford the GS 350 F Sport and the LS 460 F Sport to turn their attention to the ES 350 Crafted Line Edition.
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Lexus ES Crafted Line Edition in detail
All the styling additions given to the big-boys of the Lexus lineup can also be found on the ES 350 Crafted Line Edition. One of the only notable differences is the use of NuLuxe on the seats as opposed to the leather used in the IS 250 F Sport, the GS 350 F Sport, and the LS 460 F Sport variants
In addition to the use of black NuLuxe on the interior, the ES 350 Crafted Line Edition also receives a different shade of red contrast stitching. Instead of the Scarlet stitching, the ES receives Cabernet contrast stitching on the seats, headrests, and doors. A light-gray headliner was also added into the equation and the Piano Black ornamentation further distinguishes the cabin’s Crafted Line application.
Oh, and let’s not forget the TUMI luggage that also comes with the Lexus ES 350. You can’t go wrong with a collection that also features one of the toughest lifestyle and accessory brands in the market today.
Gallery Lexus ES Crafted Line Edition
Nothing is ever black or white. In the case of The Crafted Line by Lexus, it’s an Ultra White and Obsidian exterior matched to a two-tone black and red interior. The Crafted Line offers customers striking style with substance for 2015 model year, plus a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set exclusively designed to complement the elegance and sporty features these models offer.
The special edition is available for LS 460 F SPORT, GS 350 F SPORT, and IS 250 F SPORT in all-weather drive and rear-wheel drive models; RX 350 AWD F SPORT and ES 350. F SPORT complements The Crafted Line and adds allure to Lexus with performance enhancements, a mesh grille and front and rear lower valences. The limited edition Crafted Line vehicles arrive in dealerships in November and celebrate 25 years of luxury.
All Crafted Line vehicles feature an Ultra White exterior with contrasting black door handles, side mirrors and grille. Other exterior Obsidian treatments vary by model and enhance the modern simplicity of the special edition. Eye-catching seats, contrast stitching, headrests and door panels are either two-tone Black/Scarlet or Black/Cabernet. The Crafted Line comes equipped with Navigation and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Some vehicles also have additional convenience features which vary by model.
Lexus partnered with TUMI, which has been producing exquisite premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories for over 35 years, to create the exclusive luggage set that complements the distinctive design of The Crafted Line vehicles. Inspired by the expressive styling and unique details of the Crafted Line models, the TUMI luggage pieces embody similar design details and impeccable craftsmanship. The unique two-bag collection is an example of both brands’ commitment to create memorable travel experiences. TUMI’s expert designers matched the look and feel of The Crafted Line to the duffel bags with the brand’s legendary FXT® ballistic nylon in black paired with white trim and zippers.
Both duffel bags sport a white, leather-trimmed luggage tag with Lexus logo. The inside of the TUMI duffels are lined with gunmetal nylon material decorated with an embossed grid pattern. Similar to The Crafted Line, the TUMI duffel bags featured red interior stitching.
Owners who wish to pack for a longer trip will be happy to know they can complete their TUMI Crafted Line luggage set with an available large wheeled duffel and a wheeled split duffel. Both wheeled duffels have the same unique styling as the original Crafted two-bag collection.
Lexus owners can enhance their travel experiences with additional TUMI luggage pieces. Lexus owners can find more details about the partnership with TUMI at www.LexusDrivers.com.
In addition, Crafted Line owners will receive a complimentary Meguiar’s® New Car Care Kit* to help keep their vehicle looking its best.
All Crafted Line models, along with the matching TUMI duffel bag set, will be on public display for the first time on Peter Hay Hill at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 15-17. The Crafted Line will have a starting MSRP of approximately $42,000 (ES 350). Pricing details will be available closer to launch in November.