Seems like the trend to launch bolder and sportier midsize executive sedans extends to luxury nameplates as well. After the reveal of the Nissan Altima, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Accord, Toyota’s luxury arm teases the newest version of the ES (which, by the way, literally means executive sedan) — and it’s massive spindle grille is more polarizing than the usual Lexuses, yet, we can’t help but adore its vertical orientation.
Meanwhile, Lexus refuses to confirm that it’s indeed the ES, with only these words included to describe the new vehicle in their official press release:
This all-new Lexus vehicle aims to radically transform the driving experience for luxury consumers all over the world.
Nevertheless, we’re convinced that it’s indeed the brand’s midsize offering. Why? Reports circulated online regarding its imminent arrival, including spy shots from motor1.com and this leaked image from Middle Eastern automotive website almaruba.net.
It’s a perfect match, we reckon, and it’s really hard to miss that vertical spindle grille. Besides, it’s normal for Lexus to transform the ES to match the aggressive look of the bigger LS 500 flagship sedan.
Now, if you’re just as excited as we are, we have to wait until the final week of April as the new Lexus ES will be revealed at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show.