It could replace the old GS too

Although they ride on different platforms, the Lexus ES and GS are pretty similar. The ES is less than two inches longer, while the GS’ wheelbase is just an inch longer. That’s probably why we’ve heard a few rumors about the GS being discontinued. Now, Lexus has unveiled a couple of teasers for a brand-new ES, which will probably also replace the old GS in the lineup. And it looks really hot.

The front fascia is typically Lexus, with all the details built around a massive Spindle grille

While there’s no official information to run by, the photo and short video teasers give us a good look at the new sedan. The front fascia is typically Lexus, with all the details built around a massive Spindle grille. The headlamps do look familiar, but the grille has a new mesh design. The profile is sleek and elegant and shared many cues with the bigger LS model. The video provides only a short glimpse of the rear end, showing large LED headlamps and a big spoiler on the trunk lid. It’s surprisingly sporty for a vehicle this big.

Granted, we need more than this to get a full picture of the ES, but so far I think that Lexus’ new midsize will be a solid option against the Infiniti Q50 and Acura TLX.

The New Lexus ES Is Coming to Beijing with Sleek Looks and Stunning Grille
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The big news about the seven-generation ES is that it will go global, meaning it will also be sold in Europe

The big news about the seven-generation ES is that it will go global, meaning it will also be sold in Europe, where it will compete against the German sedans. The front-wheel-drive sedan is also rumored to be offered with AWD, while the drivetrain lineup will include both gasoline and hybrid choices. There’s no word on whether it will be offered with a V-8, but it could use one to fight against midsize rivals from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.

We will find out more on April 25 at the Beijing Auto Show, so make sure you stick around for details.

References

2016 Lexus ES High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus ES.

2018 Lexus LS 500 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus LS 500.

2016 Lexus GS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus GS.

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