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Toyota also released the all new Lexus ES at the New York International Auto Show. It's looks a lot sleeker than the previous model. Also making its debut is a hybrid variant (Not a V6 Hybrid like the RX450h though.). One thing interesting to note is that Toyota Australia is interested in reintroducing the ES, after confirmation of a RHD version. Would be nice to see it down under again (Liked the 2ES & 3ES, the latter which was LHD only.).

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When the Toyota Camry gets overhauled, like it did this year, you know it's not long before its corporate sister, the Lexus ES, gets revisited as well. And Lexus has done exactly that this afternoon at the New York Auto Show, with the new model doing what the ES does best: Surprise no one.

As expected, the biggest news is the announcement of a hybrid ES, a move that should be the final nail in the coffin of the slow-selling HS 250h. This new hybrid is essentially the Camry hybrid in a nicer package, powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder fitted with the ubiquitous Toyota hybrid system. As it does in the hybrid GS, Lexus will offer a sport drive mode, as well as an EV mode. Lexus estimates that the ES hybrid will have 40-mile-per-gallon combined fuel economy, matching that of the Camry Hybrid XLE (a number that presumably will give it best-in-class bragging rights).

Sources: http://www.autoblog....ew-300h-hybrid/

http://www.goauto.co...A2579D7000EED07

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Not a bad looking car at all. sort of looks like Current Gen IS sedan with the new corporate GS front and interior. ill assume the V6 is the RX350's "trim & Spec" of the 2GR-FE and good to see the fantastic Camry Hybrid powertrain powering other cars.

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