Lexus Reveals Specs for 2016 ES 350 and 300h

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If you’re looking at a new Lexus ES 350 or ES 300h hybrid, but are unsure if you should wait for the 2016 model year, we have news for you. Lexus has decided to share the changes for the 2016 versions, and there are some noticeable improvements.

Changes to the exterior come in the form of a new front grille, a version of the new spindle design found on other models. Also, LED headlights are standard on all models. New rear taillights also mimic those on the much larger LS flagship.

Additionally, a new design of the 17″ wheels are available. Four new colors will also be added, including Nightfall Mica, Caviar, Autumn Shimmer, and Eminent White Pearl.

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The latest version of Lexus’s Enform system, called Service Connect, has a web and iOS app element that sends you push notifications when your vehicle needs service.

Safety technology is also improved with Lexus Safety System+, which includes everything you’d expect from a luxury car, including active lane keeping, pre-collision alert and preparation, adaptive cruise control, and intelligent high beams.

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Unchanged are the powertrain options. Both are front-wheel drive only offerings. The ES 350 has a 268-horsepower V6 that makes a combined 24 miles-per-gallon. The ES 300h hybrid makes a net total of 200-horsepower with a combined MPG rating of 40.

The ES 350 starts at $38,940, and the 300h hybrid starts at $41,860. Both starting prices include destination and will be available later this year.

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via [Motor Authority]

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