First Look: 2013 Lexus LS

Lexus has certainly been busy over the past year. With the launch of a new GS, a new ES, and a refreshed RX, it’s a wonder the Toyota-owned brand has managed to launch yet another revised model. This time around, it’s the 2013 LS, Lexus’s flagship luxury sedan, designed to compete with the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

By Brandon Turkus | August 02, 2012
Driven: 2013 Lexus ES350

We really can’t overstate how well Lexus did tuning this suspension. While we could feel, and to a lesser extent hear, the impacts, potholes, and imperfections, only the largest ones made it through to the cabin. We weren’t jostled or tossed about, though. Vertical motion was well controlled, with the ES feeling planted and controllable over the rough sections of tarmac. We suspect part of this had to do with the seventeen-inch wheels of our tester, while the rest was down to the revised suspension Lexus fitted to the new ES.

By Brandon Turkus | June 15, 2012
First Look: 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h

Lexus has unveiled its refitted ES at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The standard ES350 will be joined by the first ES300h hybrid for 2013.

By Brandon Turkus | April 05, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—2013 Lexus ES

The spy photographers over at Left Lane News recently snapped photos of what appears to be the upcoming 2013 Lexus ES, the luxury brand’s mid-level sedan. One of the most unique features spotted on this heavily camouflaged prototype is the appearance of a hybrid powertrain. An interior shot of the gauge cluster showed potential signs of electrification, which is significant because a hybrid option has not appeared on the ES before. As emission and economy standards increase, we’re likely to see more and more upscale vehicles like the ES receive the hybrid treatment.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 01, 2012


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