After six generations of success in the mid-size saloon category, the new, seventh generation Lexus ES is forging a new, more ambitious path.
Traditional buyers will find the new ES more spacious, quieter and safer than ever before, while a new generation of customers will be introduced to a saloon with sharpened performance, class-leading safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this market segment.
According to Chief Engineer Yasuhiro Sakakibara, this ES has been built to deliver a fundamentally higher level of performance than any of its predecessors. The chassis team sought to create a sense of comforting predictability coupled with a feeling of quick response to every movement. Yoshiaki Ito, the ES’ chief test driver, explained: “We want every kind of driver to feel a sense of complete control when they are behind the wheel of the ES. It’s a level of comfort that goes beyond merely delivering a smooth ride.”