2013 ES 250 Unmasked in China

2013-lexus-es-2.jpgFeast your eyes on the new 2013 Lexus ES 250. It hasn't been officially revealed yet, but some enterprising photographers in China managed to get some thorough pictures of the new sedan in all it's glory. 

The ES won't be going through as dramatic a change as the new GS, but it still sports the tidy--if slightly boring--lines of the original. According to our buddies over at Pricing Insider, the ES 250 seen here might not come to the states.

The new hourglass grill looks great, but the biggest differences will likely be found in the cabin, as the designers have opted to switch the center controls to a tiered layout, instead of the outgoing model's cutout style. It's different, but we'll have to wait and see if it ends up actually being better. 

We'll have more info after its official debut at the Beijing Auto Show in late April, and should see the new ES hitting showrooms this August. Stay tuned.  

Barrington S Tate (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:24:05 -0800): I like the current edition better, it's more classy and stately. But this design follows the LS460 style, which is sharp. I'm sure it will grow on me onece I see one on the road.
JoJo Camacho (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:06:04 -0800): Kinda like a small LS460!
Rashad Abdul-Azeem (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:15:11 -0800): This is a ugly car. I don't know if I can stay with Lexus. I'll stay with my 09 ES, which looks way better than this new design. Really disappointed, I was looking for a knockout punch from Lexus, but with this design Lexus will fall further behind the competition IMHO. Lexus you blew it!
(Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:12:30 -0800): Interior looks ugly. Outside looks like LS basically. But if its cheaper than the LS pricing, I'll take it! But I think I'd rather take a 2013 GS 350.
Jj Griffiths (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:08:37 -0800): I kinda like the back, the front is a little strange. the interior was a major redesign for the last model, it seems like it regressed in this one if this is indeed IT. I do like it as a whole though.
Sam Soprano (Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:44:10 -0800): lookin fresh