Thursday, December 16, 2021

2023 Lexus ES: new photo...




As you can see when compared to the current version (bottom) the "new" Lexus ES doesn't look new.
The shape of the windshield/A-pillar, the rest of the glass, and most of the body panels seem the same.

The big change is up front, where the ES adopts the new Lexus design language. Which is very similar to their upcoming EVs. Which means the controversial spindle grille is finally gone forever.

There could be more changes inside. And they could also be adding a PHEV version to the mix.

This also means there will probably be no new generation of the Lexus ES. After over 3 years, this will probably be the last round of changes for the luxury sedan. Then both the ES and IS could be replaced by the new EV sedan we just saw HERE.

This also means something similar could happen to the Toyota Camry late next year.
While most of the body will be the same, an all-new front-end design similar to the upcoming electric sedan (HERE) could end up on the Camry.
 



 

10 comments:

Patrick said...

Actually the body is slightly different - look at the rear doors/C pillar.

FFEMT6 said...

Thank God, hopefully other premium brands will follow and do the same with their gargantuan grilles. Looking at you BMW.

FFEMT6 said...

Thank God, hopefully other premium brands will follow and do the same with their gargantuan grilles. Looking at you BMW.

Gor134 said...

This actually is a new generation, notice how the 3rd window comes after the doorline, while the current gen has the 3rd window within the door.

4xForward said...

They are finally getting rid of the predator face!! You can still see it’s general shape carried over, but the grill is just a literal shadow of its ugly self which is a great thing.

JohnC said...

I've been waiting for the various manufacturers to start grafting EV styling onto their legacy ICE models. The EV look is the new thing, and the terrifying grilles symbolize the past. Since the majority of them were almost all fake anyway, with small breathing areas, it's long overdue.

Anonymous said...

This new ES has a 3-light greenhouse (first time in any ES generation) which makes it look a lot more like the outgoing Avalon it was based on. Wonder if the next Camry will go back to having an additional window behind the rear doors (last seen in 1991)?

Anonymous said...

Woefully inaccurate. The ES sees no changes for 2023, after just being refreshed for 2022. Not even for 2024.

It seems like you just throw out ideas, without vetting if what you're even claiming makes sense at all and is credible.

The next Camry gets redesigned in March 2024 and is being developed under codename 380D.

Next ES arrives for MY 2025, in November 2024. Its final design was just approved in October 2021. Please pay attention and be responsible, to avoid confusing people with these mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Woefully inaccurate. The ES sees no changes for 2023, after just being refreshed for 2022. Not even for 2024.

It seems like you just throw out ideas, without vetting if what you're claiming makes sense at all.

The next Camry gets redesigned in March 2024 and is being developed under codename 380D.

Next ES arrives for MY 2025, in November 2024. Its final design was just approved in October 2021. Please pay attention and be responsible with reporting, to avoid confusing people with these mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Insightful discovery, but the reporting of it is bad and poorly researched.

Common sense would tell you, the 2022 ES was a refresh and a next generation car, is still years away, not 1 year.

More understandably misunderstood, you should know the Camry is not being redesigned for 2023. It's much further out sadly. Maybe a mini-refresh for 2023, because next Camry reuses the same platform, drops V6 for 2.4T.