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US-Spec 2016 Lexus ES Sedan Announced

Three month ago, we have shown you details of the facelifted 2016 Lexus ES. Today Lexus published the US market 2016 ES, and below are some highlights.

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– Standard LED Headlights
– Revised exterior/interior styling
– Car body construction with higher rigidity
– Front suspension enhanced with opposite-wound coil springs
– Powertrain options are carried-over from the 2015 model: ES350 with V6 engine and ES300h with hybrid powerplant

Please read more details in the following press release after enjoying the below gallery.

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More News: The 5th-Generation Lexus LS

One week ago we have mentioned the plan of the next Lexus LS flagship sedan, today we got some good news for you: it will be debuted earlier than we have expected: probably in the 2016 North American International Auto Show, to be held in Detroit next January.


We have also known some more details about the full-size sedan’s engines:

– 5.0L naturally aspirated V8, output around 469hp (LS500);
– 5.0L V8 + electric motor hybrid powertrain, combined output: ~543hp (LS500h)

The current LS460 is behind its competitors regarding the engine output, with “only” 386hp coming out of the 4.6L V8, it is way behind the BMW 750i’s 445hp, Mercedes-Benz S550’s 449hp and also Audi A8 4...

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Engine Options Confirmed for The Next Lexus SC

Nearly a year ago, we have previewed some news about the future Lexus V8 powerplant. Recently we heard more news from Lexus: the first model to receive this new series of V8 engines will be the upcoming 3rd-gen Lexus SC.


From our source, Toyota management has approved 2 of the 3 proposed powerplants (as has already been mentioned in the above previous article):

1. The naturally aspirated 5.0L V8, with output between 450hp – 480hp (depends on different applications) – confirmed;
2. The naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 plus hybrid electric motor, output will be above 500hp – confirmed;
3. A twin-turbocharged 5.0L V8, output will be in the 600hp league – Toyota still need to s...

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Lexus Announced 2016 IS300 AWD

Last week we have reported that the turbocharged 2016 Lexus IS200t is coming. However this brings another question: how about the AWD version for folks living in the snowy area? Lexus has already prepared us an answer: no it will not be called IS200t AWD, its name is: “IS300 AWD”, to be offered starting as the 2016 model year this fall, for the Canada market at least.


By its name, the IS300 AWD is not using the turbocharged engine. Its power comes from a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine, making 255 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Lexus said it is going to replace the current IS250 AWD.

At this moment we do not know any details about this 3...

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Turbocharged 2016 Lexus IS200t Announced

We have already known it is coming, and today Lexus finally announced the news officially: the 2016 Lexus IS200t.


As the new member in the IS sedan family, the IS200t is equipped with the same 8AR-FTS turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine as in the NX200t. But power output is slightly bumped to be 241 hp and torque is remained the same: 258 lb-ft. Lexus said the IS200t will also borrow the 8-speed automatic transmission from the RC-F.

Below are some major specs:

– 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbochargers: 241hp @ 5,800 RPM, 258 lb-ft @ 1,650-4,400 RPM
– 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds
– Top speed: 143 mph

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