It’s never too early to prepare for a new model release, especially when it is the 2019 ES and exciting new UX compact crossover SUV. With the 2019 ES release just around the corner (we expect the new ES to arrive early September 2018) and the all-new UX arriving later this year, we wanted to share some initial insights and a few pictures of the two new models since we were lucky enough to see and sit in both earlier this month.
The Next Generation Lexus ES
The 2019 Lexus ES will arrive at North Park Lexus Dominion early September with production kicking off in August. There have been a few really great videos recently taken of the 2019 ES interior posted online – and you can check out here.
The redesigned ES is impressive, to say the least, and looks almost identical to the LS. To tell the truth, we thought it was the LS when initially arriving at our meeting in Houston. Not knowing there were two not-yet-released models outside, we went right up to the UX then went back inside. It wasn’t until we were asked what we thought of the 2019 ES F SPORT that we then realized there was one outside. Needlesstosay, we had to go back out into the heat and get a closer look.
Along with an all-new platform and design, the 2019 ES will also feature 3 new colors and a slew of new interior upgrades and tech. Of course, the 2019 ES will come with the latest version of Lexus Safety System+ along with Amazon Alexa integration, Apple CarPlay (initially on navigation package ES only) and two USB ports for the rear seats in addition to the multiple connections up front.
We expect the 2019 ES to go up in price, but not by much considering all of the added options and enhancements. The new ES will be built a few different ways but all pretty similar to the ES trim levels we see today: Standard/Base, Premium, Luxury, Ultra Luxury and, new for 2019, F-SPORT. There will be optional Navigation that will come primarily on the Luxury build but will also be available with the Premium Package (similar to how you can get Navigation with the Premier Package in 2018) and is one of those “standard added options” for the UL Package. The new F-SPORT ES will also have the option for Navigation and will come with the new Adaptive Variable Suspension and exclusive F-SPORT interior.
New Colors for 2019 Lexus ES
- Moonbeam Mica
- Sunlit Green
- UltraSonic Blue 2.0
The New Generation: Meet the Lexus UX
The new, ultracompact luxury crossover will arrive at our dealership December 2018 with the expected production start date to be mid to late October. We are sure to see the UX 200 well before its hybrid counterpart (pictures below) and will expect the UX to be priced below the entry level NX making it a great choice for anyone currently leasing a Lexus IS sedan, CT 200h or anyone looking for a great price point, well-equipped, reliable and compact Lexus – that can still handle a legit shopping excursion. The UX is striking and grabs your attention right away with its sleek LED lights and body lines. Although the UX 250h we saw in Houston was more than likely the most “loaded” version of this new Lexus, we expect the UX 200 that will be built for sale in our area to look just as slick as the one pictured here.
The entire vehicle is thoughtfully laid out that allows the driver to operate key controls without having to change seat posture. The driver can even operate the audio system via integrated switches in the comfortable center console.
The new Lexus UX will feature all of the new technology including Amazon Alexa integration that will allow drivers to simply ask Alexa to play music and read Kindle audio books (among other benefits). The UX also come standard Apple CarPlay, smartwatch app integration, Lexus Safety System+ and more.
The new generation of Lexus models has us looking forward to the future. If you’re ready for the latest from Lexus, you can pre-order your 2019 Lexus ES or UX from North Park Lexus at Dominion anytime. You can also email our sales team at email@example.com or contact us via our website here.