2015 Lexus ES 350 redesign & changes are to be expected soon. The best thing about the 2015 Lexus ES 350 is that it will be now made in the USA on-shore plant! yes you heard it right, Made in USA for this 2015 Lexus ES 350. News is that production at Toyota’s Georgetown, KY, plant wills start from fall 2015 onwards, this will be the second time a Lexus will be made outside Japan since the brand debuted in 1989.
2015 Lexus ES 350 body & exterior redesign
2015 Lexus ES 350 is a smart looking car, and what’s expected is face-lifted version rather than a completely new design. The headlights may get LED treatment along with the tail lamps. The fog lamps may get LED inserts integrated into a design that will see the bumper get some fast running lines along their center. New wheel options and grille will greet you with pronounced chrome and a blanker, blacker looking void where the radiator-like lines rule.
The standard features on the 2015 Lexus ES 350 include Power tilt-and-slide moon roof, all wheel power disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) & Smart stop tech. There are many more features that will come with this Lexus, However most of them will be optional at additional cost. This is one area where Lexus is different from others, you get basic options with the standard model, and every gadget or feature you want to put on, costs you more as an option. The options packs are not too expensive though. The top end super luxury pack will cost aprox US S2700-2800 along with a lot of features.
2015 Lexus ES 350 interior/features
The retro inspired 90-ish interiors look decent with wood finish (even the steering column get the glossy slippery looking wood). The built quality is above average and is quite lasting. There are dark and light trim options in different fabric/leather material.[ad code=5]
Standard features include 10-way driver’s and front passenger’s (including lumbar) power seats, all 4 Height-adjustable headrests, Piano Black/ NuLuxe interior trim & Center console with storage bin and accessory power outlet. There are host of other optional equipment that comes optional at additional cost. When you choose the premium, luxury or ultra luxury package, these features get added on one after another.
2015 Lexus ES 350 Engine & Transmission
This 3,549 lb (1,610 kg) vehicle is powered by a 3.5 liters, 60° V6 with aluminum block and head, producing 268 hp @ 6,200RPM & 248 lb-ft torque @ 4,700RPM. The engine rung on four cams with four valves per cylinder & dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The Toyota engine is a good performer and responds smoothly at all RPM ranges. The excellent BHP curve of this engine makes it a great car to race around too!
2015 Lexus ES 350 release date & expected price
The US $36-$38,600 ballpark price tag is what’s expected on the 2015 Lexus ES 250. The expected launch is around 3rd quarter of this year with deliveries in time for holiday season. This falls in line with the made in USA plans for the sedan.
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ES 350 points:
- 2015 Lexus ES 350 design looks fresh and bold
- Made in USA for new 2015 model
- Top end options packs do not cost a lot
- Good engine performance
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