After being teased earlier this month, the 2016 Lexus ES facelift has made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2015 in China.

After being teased earlier this month, the 2016 Lexus ES facelift has made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2015 in China.

Lexus has applied a mild cosmetic refresh on the ES which has gained a slightly updated version of the company's spindle grille flanked by a new set of headlights with LED projectors while below sit the L-shaped LED daytime running lights. Moving at the back, there are slightly revised taillights also featuring an "L" theme while the chrome license plate garnish and chrome rectangular exhaust tips round off the list of changes

Lexus is adding two new 17-inch alloy wheel designs, four body hues (Amber, Nightfall Mica, Caviar, and Eminent White Pearl) along with four colors for the seats (Flaxen, Parchment, Stratus Gray and Black). Customers will have to choose between semi-aniline leather, leather and Lexus NuLuxe materials for the upholstery as well as from four interior cabin trims (Illustrious Piano Black, Linear Dark Mocha Wood, Espresso Bird's Eye Maple with Shimamoku ornamentation and matte Bamboo). Other novelties worth mentioning include a sports steering wheel and bigger 4.2-inch multi-information display.

The 2016 ES is going to be offered in China, Russia and Taiwan with a four-cylinder D4 2.0-liter engine while in United States it will continue with the 3.5-liter V6 and a hybridized 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Lexus says other markets are getting the facelifted sedan with a 2.5-liter L4 engine.

On the safety side, the ES gets the Lexus Safety System + which includes a plethora of systems like Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam, Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System and Brake Assist.

The revised Lexus ES will start hitting dealerships in the second half of this year.

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