New Lexus ES 350 appears with modest changes, including a new front bumper and grill, as well as LED lights for the side mirrors.

These photos were taken in a Lexus dealer showroom and sent to WCF by an anonymous tipster.

The Lexus ES 350 is expecting a facelift sometime in 2010, although it seems it will be a rather modest one. There are some changes to the front bumper and grill, and the addition of LED lights in the side mirrors. The rear end looks pretty much the same.

There may be a reason this model has made its way to a Japanese dealership so soon, maybe Lexus wanted to leak the news and get some promotional buzz going with some spy photos making the rounds out there in the online world.

The ES is the only Lexus which isn't sold in Japan. So this "leakage" may very well be for the benefit of other markets, particularly the U.S. where Lexus does quite well.


Gallery: 2010 Lexus ES 350 facelift spotted in dealership