Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
8 Dec 2021
8:12 am

Updated Lexus ES still an enticing German alternative

Charl Bosch

Facelifted sedan ready to take on BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Exterior changes include a revised Spindle Grille and new bi-LED headlights

The global shift towards SUVs and crossovers has seemingly failed to change the guard at the top of Lexus’ model line-up. Figures don't lie Despite Toyota’s upmarket division being home to the UX, NX, RX, GX and LX, true to its founding in its 1989, its best-seller has remained a sedan in the ES. EX 300h SE at Gordon's Bay Accounting for 28% of Lexus’ overall sales, and a staggering 83% of the brand’s sedan share, the ES, introduced a few months after the flagship LS in 1989, has become a byword for accessible luxury with emphasis resoundingly on the...