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The steamy erotica novel “50 Shades of Grey” is apparently inciting the passions of housewives across Manhattan. Good to know that Lexus has something for the good people of Boca Raton, Florida, in the form of the new Lexus ES.

The ES350, with its 6-speed automatic gearbox and 3.5L V6 is a restyled, lighter version of the usual ES. A car that gets dumped on by those whose ego outweighs their real-world experience. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it achieves its goals competently.

The big news this year is a new ES Hybrid, dubbed the ES300h. Using the 2.5L 4-cylinder and Hybrid Synergy Drive from the Camry Hybrid, the ES300H will supposedly hit 40 mpg combined – let’s see how the ES and the upcoming Lincoln MKZ Hybrid square off against one another. New Lexus family styling both inside and out means a GS-esque look for the exterior, and the slightly infuriating Lexus Remote Touch controller that will be a challenge for less tech-oriented members of the AARP – and believe me, there are many who appreciated the ES350 precisely because it didn’t have an iDrive or MMI stalk.

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail es300h8 es300h7 es300h5 2013 Lexus ES. Photo courtesy Lexus. es300h3 es300h2 es300h1 es300h es3006 es300h IMG_6524 IMG_6523 IMG_6522 IMG_6521 IMG_6520 IMG_6519 IMG_6518 IMG_6517 IMG_6516 IMG_6515 IMG_6514 2013 Lexus ES. Photo courtesy Julie Hyde.

 

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2013 Lexus ES Gets The Corporate Mug http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-lexus-es-gets-the-corporate-mug/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/2013-lexus-es-gets-the-corporate-mug/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:21:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432022

The new Lexus corporate face will be appearing on the newest Lexus ES – a startling trend for a vehicle so conservative it makes Mitt Romney look like a chaps-wearing “lifestyle” devotee.

A spy shot out of China shows a vehicle purported to the 2013 Lexus ES250 – a smaller displacement model similar to the world market GS250. The car’s interior is also said to look more like the GS, rather than the simple but elegant Camry-esque interior. The addition of a whole suite of infotainment features like Toyota’s Entune may be complex for a certain segment of ES drivers who are well into their “retired in Florida” years, and who rely on their grandchildren for tech support. A family friend  in their 70′s recently opted for a Lexus LS460 rather than purchase a Lincoln MKT Ecoboost, as they found the tech features of the Lincoln distracting and hard to use. Imagine what a “Greatest Generation” tech backlash would look like.

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