2016 Lexus ES Revealed With New Four-Cylinder, Subtle Changes

The 2016 Lexus ES has been officially shown as part of the Shanghai Auto Show, showing off how the company has finessed a mainstay with a new base motor and tweaks to its style and technology.

Lexus announced Monday the newest addition to the ES line, the ES 200 featuring a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder. This engine, with an undisclosed amount of power, will be available in China, Russia and Taiwan, and engineered to meet Chinese fuel economy requirements, according to the company. 

For North America, the standard engine will continue to be a 3.5-liter V6, and all markets will offer the ES 300h hybrid with its 2.5-liter engine.

A larger TFT display in the instrument cluster, a new steering wheel and updated Remote Touch controller for the infotainment system are among the interior changes. Revised color choices and materials lifted from the larger GS and LS sedans make the already tasteful interior look a bit classier. 

The exterior changes will be for keen ES enthusiasts to spot, starting with more Ls finessed out of the design than ever before. Lexus says there are new headlights with LED projector technology. The spindle grille and front fascia is ever-so-slightly more aggressive and there’s reworked chrome at the rear.

Expect the 2016 ES in showrooms later this year.

Photo gallery

Florida Man Arrested For Going 100MPH Tells Cops “The Car Is A Ferrari And It Goes Fast”

29-year-old Gabriel Molina allegedly accelerated to 100 mph trying to evade the police.

One M3 To Rule Them All: Meet The Exquisite E30 Sport Evolution

The M3 Sport Evolution features a 2.5-liter inline-four with “just” 235 hp, but it looks and handles superbly .

Audi E-Tron Gets Charged By Captain Marvel In ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spot

Audi’s MCU-themed digital short features Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and the e-tron.

Ford Recalls 327,000 F-Series Trucks Over Fire Risk – Again

These F-Series models were first recalled in late 2018 over engine block heater cable issues.

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (Official Update)

Remember those patents we showed you? Here’s the Toyota La Coupe in the flesh.

2019 New York Auto Show: A-to-Z Guide To All The New Car Debuts (Day 2)

Want to know about every new car launching at the 2019 New York Auto Show? Read on.

Rivian To Launch Six Models By 2025, Will Build EVs For Others Including Amazon

Rivian has big plans for the future, but the company won’t offer a sedan.

Police Arrest 16 People After 100 Car2Go Mercedes And Smarts Stolen In Chicago

Police in Chicago have managed to recover most of the stolen Car2Go vehicles.

Lincoln MKZ Successor Could Go Rear-Wheel Drive And Feature A Familiar Name

A new report suggests the Lincoln MKZ successor could be called the Zephyr when it arrives in 2020.

VW EVs Will Have Batteries Designed To “Last As Long As The Cars”

Volkswagen’s battery packs will have a minimum capacity of 70 percent for eight years or 99,419 miles.