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Old 07-08-09, 06:53 AM   #1
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I'm helping my mother buy a new Lexus ES.

She decided to wait for the 2010 model. Does anyone know when these will come out? Any new features or options? colors?

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Old 07-08-09, 09:36 AM   #2
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Did a little research on the 2010 ES350 - only change is a color change for the Red offering. Everything else is the same as the 2009. Maybe a deal is to be had on a leftover 2009 Ultra version.
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No change with regards to design and/or upgrades to the 2010 ES. I have a 2009 Level III, and I really like the design. I think it's elegant, upscale and very classy looking. Look for the 2010 ES 350 sometime in mid to late October.
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Old 07-08-09, 02:27 PM   #4
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No change with regards to design and/or upgrades to the 2010 ES. I have a 2009 Level III, and I really like the design. I think it's elegant, upscale and very classy looking. Look for the 2010 ES 350 sometime in mid to late October.
Thanks for the info. (and to garsano)

Level III ???

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Old 07-08-09, 03:30 PM   #5
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I thought I'd heard the the 2010 ES350 would have some type of refresh since it will be the 4th model year for it. If it does, it might just be some cosmetic stuff. Maybe not though
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Old 07-08-09, 04:19 PM   #6
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I thought I'd heard the the 2010 ES350 would have some type of refresh since it will be the 4th model year for it. If it does, it might just be some cosmetic stuff. Maybe not though
You heard right. The comment above about the red color is applicable to the model '08 to '09 change. The 2010 Camry is now out, and that is in fact a refresh with new tail lights, new grill, new front bumpers and some other minor changes. The ES should go through the same mild refresh. Lexus, however, has done a remarkable job of keeping things quiet. There is no information out there, that I could find, on the 2010 Lexus ES.

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Old 07-08-09, 06:12 PM   #7
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You heard right. The comment above about the red color is applicable to the model '08 to '09 change. The 2010 Camry is now out, and that is in fact a refresh with new tail lights, new grill, new front bumpers and some other minor changes. The ES should go through the same mild refresh. Lexus, however, has done a remarkable job of keeping things quiet. There is no information out there, that I could find, on the 2010 Lexus ES.

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It seems like Lexus (Toyota too) does a good job of keeping things under wraps until they want to release some information. IMO the ES is aging well and still looks contemporary. A minor tweak here and there can't hurt.
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Old 07-08-09, 11:31 PM   #8
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So does this mean that the ES goes another 3 years without an updated GPS system (with haptic controller like the RX) and the new Lexus Enform service? I cant imagine that they are going to let another 3 years go by without some significant equipment chances. If not in 2010, when?
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The updated ES should be announced around September-October 2009, and the refreshed model will arrive shortly thereafter as a 2010 model.

It will have the updated Gen VI navigation system, but almost certainly remain touchscreen. The Lexus Enform service will probably be offered. Stylistic updates and possibly new colors are likely.
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The updated ES should be announced around September-October 2009, and the refreshed model will arrive shortly thereafter as a 2010 model.

It will have the updated Gen VI navigation system, but almost certainly remain touchscreen. The Lexus Enform service will probably be offered. Stylistic updates and possibly new colors are likely.
That's pretty much what I have heard too.
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The ES is getting a mild facelift for the 2010 model year. That is a 100% sure deal. As others have mentioned, Lexus and Toyota are very good at keeping secrets. If one follows history, we are right on course for everything. The only oddball move has been releasing the refreshed 2010 Camry much sooner than the refreshed 2010 ES. The two have usually gone hand in hand.
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I just received my September 2009 Motor Trend with the major highlights of all the 2010 models (some 2011 models as well).....I will post what they mentioned about the 2010 ES probably this afternoon/evening word for word (and the pic was an 09 model anyways, not the 10). But it's pretty close to what has already been mentioned in this thread.

I do remember it got only 2 stars out of a possible 5 overall & they called it basically a glorified & expensive Camry which I was less than impressed about.

If comments are much different from Car & Drivers take, I'll post that too when I get my copy.
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I just received my September 2009 Motor Trend with the major highlights of all the 2010 models (some 2011 models as well).....I will post what they mentioned about the 2010 ES probably this afternoon/evening word for word (and the pic was an 09 model anyways, not the 10). But it's pretty close to what has already been mentioned in this thread.

I do remember it got only 2 stars out of a possible 5 overall & they called it basically a glorified & expensive Camry which I was less than impressed about.

If comments are much different from Car & Drivers take, I'll post that too when I get my copy.
Thanks. It'll be interesting to hear what they have to say. Usually the enthusiast magazines are just so-so on the ES. OTOH most of the consumer-type mags like it a lot.
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Man, the last year or so before a model update should be interesting. Wonder how the price will change. Perhaps waiting for the newer model another year later may be the popular choice.
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Old 07-24-09, 10:08 AM   #15
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Thumbs up From Motortrend Magazine - Sept 2009:

2010 ES 350:

What's New: "A mid-cycle revamp nets this midsize, entry-lux 4-dr new head / taillamps, upgraded interior trim, leather front seats with memory function, and rear-seat side airbags. Other changes of note include a VSC cutoff switch, ECO indicator, Bluetooth, iPod/USB inputs, and Safety Connect, plus a revised nav with the new Enform telematics system."

Cool Fact: "Primo ES 350 options include Mark Levinson audio, the Pre-Collision System, Intuitive Park Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control."

Sum Up: "How to pay too much for a gussied-up Camry."

2 out of a possible 5 star rating.

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