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Old 02-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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New Lexus ES leaked. Who said it's Camry of Lexus?

Pictures of Lexus ES leaked in China with hate-it or love-it spindle grill.








Source: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/car-...-in-china.html
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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I like the spindle grille, dislike the fat headlamps, dislike the BMW ripoff taillights. Nice aerodynamic rear window though.
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I like the spindle grille, dislike the fat headlamps, dislike the BMW ripoff taillights. Nice aerodynamic rear window though.
Yup. Have been using it since LS, but LS doesn't look ripped off like this one. However, improvement over the current model.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
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I guess it looks more upmarket due to the fancier lights and stuff, but I think from a purely aesthetic point of view it's worse than the old one. The old one's problem was it looked like a Camry with a Lexus badge slapped on.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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Rear is okay. Front looks a little... off? from that side view angle. I will have to see this in person.
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I hate the spindle grille. However, having now seen the GS, RX, and this, this may be the least offensive application of it.

Lexus sells conservative and classy. The spindle grille is neither. It's like they hired 2004 Chris Bangle to come and design this generation of Lexuses.
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I guess it looks more upmarket due to the fancier lights and stuff, but I think from a purely aesthetic point of view it's worse than the old one. The old one's problem was it looked like a Camry with a Lexus badge slapped on.
That's probably because it is a Camry with a Lexus badge slapped on. Heh...

This new one looks like two different cars front and back. Back is nice but boring. Front is... out there.

And what's the difference between the red and silver cars? Red looks like a more aggressive/sporty front end.
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The rear looks a bit bland but the back window is sleek. I actually don't mind the spindle grill so much the headlights is what gets me. They look huge but it's at angle they don't. I have to see this in person to make my judgement.
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And what's the difference between the red and silver cars? Red looks like a more aggressive/sporty front end.
Stare at the last picture for a while and you might figure it out.
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Stare at the last picture for a while and you might figure it out.
Holy observational failure, Batman! (Le self facepalm...) Well at least there is a strong family resemblance between the ES and GS now...
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Still looks like a camry to me, all they did was a front end that looks like a ricer bodykit and a protruding grill that almost looks like they slapped it onto the front.
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I like it. Looks good
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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Uhh, isnt this the one from the commercial played in the Super Bowl? If so who cares and also it's OFN.
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