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Facelifted 2016 Lexus ES Comes with Stiffer Body Construction

Today at the 2015 Shanghai auto show, Lexus introduced the mid-cycle refreshed 2016 model year ES sedan.


Besides the exterior styling changes, here are the highlights for the 2016 ES:

– Reinforced car body construction with higher rigidity
– A new 2.0L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine with fuel direct-injection system will be offered in China, Russia and Taiwan
– US market will retain the 3.5L V6 engine, and also the hybrid powerplant for the ES300h model
– The ongoing 2.5L 4-cylinder engine will be offered in other markets

Please see more details in the below press release after the image gallery.

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Mid-Cycle Updated 2016 Lexus ES Teaser Image Released

The current generation of the Lexus ES has been around 3 years, therefore it is due for a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year. Today Lexus has released the following teaser image, showing what the headlight/grille will be like on updated ES.


From the image we can see the updated headlight section will have the same styling as some recent new Lexus models, such as the IS, NX, RC, and also the 2016 RX.

The official unveil will be in the 2015 Shanghai auto show, starting from April 20.


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Redesigned 2016 Lexus RX Released

Yesterday Lexus unveiled the all-new 4th-generation RX CUV in the 2015 New York auto show.


The biggest news is the engine on the RX350 is upgraded to 300hp, and using fuel direct-injection. Below are the highlights:

– RX350: 3.5L direct-injection V6, 300hp
– RX450h: 3.5L Atkinson cycle V6 + electric motor, combined output: 300hp
– 8-speed automatic transmission
– Both FWD and AWD are available
– F Sport trim available
– Optional 3rd-row seat (not mentioned in the press release)

The 2016 RX rides on the same platform as the latest Toyota Highlander, for example they has the same wheelbase (109.8in), and the rear track width is also the same (64.2in).

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Updated 2016 Audi A6 Got Good Result in IIHS Small Overlap Test

For those who are in the market of buying the Audi A6, if the bigger discount on the 2015 model seems tempting to you, you may want to think twice now, since the 2016 model has some fundamental enhancements which you should seriously consider.


You may have already known major changes in the 2016 A6 are in:

– Upgraded engine output (2.0T: 220hp => 252hp, 3.0T: 310hp => 333hp)
– Minor tweaks to the exterior styling
– Better graphic chips for the LCD display

However, there is at least one more critical improvement made to the 2016 model: the front-end and passenger cabin structure are strengthened, and are more stiff to achieve the “Good” rating in the latest IIHS small ove...

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All-New 4th-Gen Lexus RX First Teaser Image Released

The 2016 model year of the Lexus RX will be fully redesigned, and it is going to be announced in the upcoming 2015 New York auto show. Today Lexus has published a teaser image and also a short video about the new RX. Below is the teaser image.


It can be seen that with the fastback tail shape, it is very unlikely that the new RX can accommodate the 3rd-row seat, which suggests that it is still a SUV with two rows of seats.

And here is the video.

We will report back the new RX on April 1st, live from the NY auto show.

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