Lexus ES300 History

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Lexus ES300



The Lexus ES series is a family of sedans produced by the Lexus of Toyota from 1989 to the and built in Tsutsumi, Japan. The has always been built off of the Camry platform and features a V6 and automatic transmission. For long, it had Lexus’s entry-level car, with the Infiniti G20, I30 and TL, until the arrival of the Lexus IS in

The Camry and ES do generally not directly as the ES offers a more upscale more elegant styling, and luxury features. The ES 250 was built August 30, 1989 until 5, 1991. The first ES 300 was built on 9, 1991 as a 1992 model. the second generation onwards, the ES was in Japan as the Toyota Windom.

The fifth-generation ES 350 was unveiled in the spring of as a 2007 model, and is a major

First generation (1989-1991)

The ES (codename VZV21) debuted in as the ES 250 (the 250 denoting a 2.5 L engine) the Camry’s 156 hp V6. This car was not offered in but shared much with a Camry hardtop variant. The was a hastily conceived and reskinned in order to avoid introducing the nameplate with one model, the

Second generation (1992-1996)

redesigned for 1992 and now based on the Toyota Windom, the model was the ES 300 to reflect the half-liter bump in displacement. This second was significantly larger and more (as was the Camry) and sported a 185 hp engine. The ES 300 was the last Lexus sedan to a 5-speed manual transmission the IS300 was introduced.

Third (1997-2001)

The third generation MCV20) appeared in 1997 a 200 hp 3.0 L V6. It featured a design which was from the VCV10, and featured a rakish profile, sharper lines, reflector instead of headlights, and a more luxurious The new ES was also slightly longer but slightly less than the generation.

The power rating would to 210 hp in 1999, and the model would a slight facelift in 2000.

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generation (2002-2006)

A year the Lexus IS became Lexus’s car, an upsized, fourth ES (designated MCV30) debuted in possessing, among other a more luxurious interior and a electronic throttle. Now that the end of the market was covered by the new Lexus IS, the ES even more of a luxury car and any sporting pretensions.

In 2003, for the US and European markets, a new 3.3 L producing 225 hp (later revised to 218 hp) the old 3.0 L unit and the car was renamed as the ES 330 (the ES 300 is in the MCV30 body style in the Eastern and Asian markets). In the ES received a facelift with new and rear fascias, clear projector headlights, and a redesigned

Fifth generation (2007)

The generation ES debuted at the Chicago Show in February of 2006. It at dealerships in late April, as a 2007 model.

The new ES, now called the ES features the first use of a six-speed transmission in a front wheel Toyota vehicle along its sister car, the Toyota V6.

The engine is the 272 hp (203 kW) aluminum 3.5 L V6 engine with variable timing. Toyota estimates this combination will to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than 7 Fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg L/100 km) in the city and 30 mpg (7.8 km) on the highway.

The vehicle features anti-lock with electronic brake-force and brake assist as well as control and traction control. new features include a three-panel sunroof, radar-based adaptive control, rain-sensing windshield and a parking-assist warning system. A entry and ignition system does not require the electronic to be taken out of the driver’s pocket is now

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