2012 New York: 2013 Lexus ES, no more glorified Camry looks

Lexus presented its all-new 2013 ES today at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. And the underlying theme seems to be major design departures for many cars, all for the better, and this new ES is proof of that statement. And that’s because, well, look at it!

Leaving the glorified Camry-esque aesthetics behind, the new ES takes after the handsome new GS and LS, fully incorporating the encapsulated L’s new chiseled design language. Additionally, for the first time, the ES lineup will feature a hybrid variant, called the ES 300h.

“The Lexus ES brought new levels of refinement, sophistication and quality to the entry luxury segment when it entered the market in 1989, and through the years it has consistently been a sales leader for us,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “Now, with both gas and hybrid versions, the 2013 ES promises to lead Lexus forward once again.”

Beginning with the hybrid variant, the ES 300h is powered by Toyota’s familiar 2.5L Atkinson cycle four-pot, which is said to return an approximate fuel economy rating of 40 mpg. The standard ES350 employs Toyota’s also familiar 3.5L V6, which is mated to a six-speed automatic. Power figures for the new ES were not officially disclosed.

2012 New York Auto Show

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– By: Chris Chin