The New
Lexus ES

The New
Lexus ES


April, 2021


New ES

The new Lexus ES introduces an extensive range of enhancements, from superior quietness and ride comfort, to advanced safety technologies, including the latest evolution of Lexus Safety System+.

With a newly designed front grille and headlamps, together with new exterior and interior colors, the improvements extend beyond just function, resulting in an overall design that is more refined than ever.


Higher-Rigidity Rear Suspension Braces

Proprietary Lexus methods have improved the rigidity of the rear suspension-member braces, resulting in superior steering stability in situations such as high-speed lane changes.

Advanced Adaptive Variable Suspension System

With new ES F SPORT models comes a leading-edge adaptive variable suspension (AVS) system that achieves both high-quality riding comfort and sharper steering response by reducing the damping force and expanding the variable range.

Improved Brakes

For gasoline-powered models, the brake pedal responsiveness has been improved with enhancements to the internal structures of the master cylinder and booster. In hybrids, brake controllability has been improved by changing the control constants of the electronically controlled braking system.
The contact area of the brake pedal has also been increased, improving the sense of stability when the brake pedal is depressed. Lastly, the sense of lateral rigidity in the brake pedal has been enhanced by improving the mounting method for the internal bushing of the brake pedal link configuration.


The exterior has evolved into a more modern look by way of a newly designed front grille and headlamps, complemented by the interior's new Mauve color option. Based on Lexus’ human-centered approach, enhanced operability was pursued in every detail, such as by improving the multimedia system with a touch display and consolidating the switches around the steering wheel.


While preserving the ES’s iconic identity, the grille has been updated with a mesh pattern consisting of an ensemble of L-shaped components that emphasize the lateral flow of the body.


Models with monocular lamps feature new, compact lamp units, while triple-beam lamps feature BladeScan(TM) AHS (Adaptive High-beam System) for improved functionality, along with new slender lamps to create a sharper look.


The multimedia system now features a touch display. Based on Lexus’ human-centered approach, the distance and angle between the driver were optimized, putting even the outlying corners of the screen within easy reach of the driver. The display’s screen uses glass for improved visibility and operability.


Newly Designed Wheels

Thicker spoke ends on the available 17-inch wheels emphasize the shine of the machined surface and are layered in “V” formations to produce a sporty impression.

Multi-axis spokes on the 18-inch wheels that are standard on the base grade contrast the shine of the machined surface and black paint, creating a sense of luxury.

The F Sport-exclusive 19-inch wheels are glossy black to match the black of the front grille for a bold impression.

New Exterior Colors

Two colors available for the first time on the ES are Sonic Iridium, which takes advantage of strong shadows to further accentuate the shape of the vehicle, and Sonic Chrome, which exhibits a metallic quality in a high-gloss finish.

Orange Brake Calipers*

Newly available on the F SPORT are brake calipers* painted orange displaying “LEXUS”, adding to a sporty impression.

* To be available only in Japan.


Walnut material and the newly developed colors, Sumi Black and Dark Brown, create a sense of luxury, while the hairline ornamentation is etched one at a time using a laser process, creating a more delicate and modern ambiance.

New Interior Colors and Refreshed Styling

In addition to a newly applied Hazel, the interior comes in a newly developed brown, grayish-tone Mauve.

The F Sport now comes in White, with seat cushions in a White-and-Flare Red color scheme combined with seatbacks in Black for a sportier impression.


Lexus is developing safety technologies with the pursuit of one goal: creating an accident-free world. To achieve this, Lexus prioritizes the development of the most-advanced safety technologies, as well as the quick delivery of these technologies to drivers. The new ES sees these advancements with the latest Lexus Safety System+.

Lexus Safety System+

Lexus has added functions such as Emergency Steering Assist and has improved the system’s lane recognition performance. These advances are part of Lexus’ continuing efforts to prevent traffic accidents and fatalities, to reduce driver burden, and to develop driver-assist systems that provide a more natural and safer driving experience.

New Lexus Safety System+ Features

Pre-Collision System / Emergency Steering Assist / Low Speed Acceleration Control

The performance of the single-lens camera and millimeter-wave radar has been improved to expand the response range of the Pre-Collision System. It has been designed to detect daytime bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions and, at intersections, to detect oncoming vehicles before right turns* and pedestrians crossing the street from the direction toward which the vehicle was traveling before it started to make a right or left turn. Also featured are functions such as Emergency Steering Assist, which assists steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver, and Low Speed Acceleration Control**, which supports the prevention of collisions caused by pedal misapplication at times of reduced speed.

* Right turns in the case of right-hand-drive vehicles driven in countries in which driving is done on the left-hand side of the road, and left turns in the case of left-hand-drive vehicles driven in countries in which driving is done on the right-hand side of the road.
** To be available only in Japan.

Lane Tracing Assist

The lane-recognition functions of Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), which is an advanced driving support function that supports steering to keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, have been improved through the application of AI technologies that expand the assist range, resulting in smoother and more-continuous steering assist.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

A curve speed-control function that decelerates the vehicle in advance according to the size of an approaching curve has been added to Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with an all-speed tracking function), which controls acceleration and deceleration so that the distance to an immediately preceding vehicle is constant within the speed set when driving on motor-vehicle-only roadways and others.

Automatic High Beams

Automatic High Beams detect preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switch between high beam and low beam headlights.

Road Sign Assist

Road Sign Assist acquires road sign information using a camera displays it on the vehicle’s multi-information display.

Emergency Driving Stop System*

Emergency Driving Stop System* supports the driver through audio and visual alerts and gentle deceleration if non-operation by the driver continues during use of Lane Tracing Assist. It then activates the vehicle’s hazard lamps and horn to alert those outside the vehicle to help prevent or reduce damage to the vehicle or others, while slowing and eventually stopping the vehicle within its lane. After stopping the vehicle, it unlocks the doors and activates an automatic HELPNET connection for a rescue request, contributing to early driver rescue.

*To be available only in Japan.

Various other forms of advanced safety equipment are featured on the new ES. This includes parking support brakes, which contribute to the mitigation of damage in collisions due to pedal misapplication in places such as parking lots or in minor collisions with vehicles approaching from the rear, and the Panoramic View Monitor, which supports periphery safety checks.

Other Advanced Safety Features

BladeScanTM AHS

Shared with the Lexus RX and Lexus LS, BladeScanTM AHS (Adaptive High-beam System) is an advanced system in which LED-sourced light shines onto blade mirrors spinning at high speed and is transferred to a lens to illuminate the road ahead. A residual image effect prevents the light from appearing to be moving, and BladeScanTM AHS precisely controls light distribution by synchronizing the rotation of the blade mirrors and switching the LED lights on and off. Capable of more-delicate shielding of light than in the case of conventional AHS, it broadens the range of high beam illumination, enabling the driver to recognize pedestrians and road signs without impeding the visibility of the driver or of drivers approaching from the opposite direction.

Digital Side-view Monitors and Digital Rear-view Mirror

The camera performance of the Digital Side-view Mirrors and Digital Rear-view Mirror has been improved. To improve visibility in places in which light and shade are mixed, noise-reduction processing is applied to realize clear images with less noise. Also, annoyance caused by LED flickering has been reduced.

Digital Key*

The vehicle can be locked and unlocked with a Bluetooth-activated digital key by operating using only a smartphone installed with a dedicated app. Just as in the case of a conventional smart key, the engine can be started with such a smartphone without having to take the smartphone out**. If such a smartphone is stolen or lost, the installed digital key function can be remotely disabled.

* To be available only in China.
** Signal detection depends on smartphone type, settings, and location.


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