Lexus has unveiled the 2013 ES at the New York Auto Show.
Completely redesigned, the model adopts a spindle grille, LED-infused headlights and wraparound taillights. Out back, the ES 350 has a dual exhaust system while the ES 300h is distinguished by a unique rear fascia with a hidden exhaust. Regardless of which model is selected, both ride on 17-inch alloy wheels with low-rolling resistance tires.
Inside, the cabin is equipped with NuLuxe seats, wood trim and metallic accents. There's also an analog clock and a second-generation "Remote Touch Interface" which controls the infotainment system. Options include leather / semi-aniline leather seats, a Mark Levinson audio system and a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert.
Under the hood, two different engines are available. The ES 350 has a 3.5-liter V6, while the ES 300h uses a hybridized 2.5-liter four-cylinder which should enable it to return a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg (US). Performance specifications haven't been released, but we wouldn't be surprised if their outputs are identical to the engines used in the Toyota Camry.
The 2013 Lexus ES will likely go on sale later this year, so expect to learn more in the coming months.