... La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 1 mai 2020 à 15:39. [17] However, these numbers were eclipsed by the larger LS sedan, which unlike the ES was built on a unique and all-new platform. [6] New generation LS, IS, ES, GS, and RX models subsequently became available in Japan along with the SC 430, ending domestic sales of Toyota-branded models under the Celsior, Altezza, Windom, Aristo, Harrier, and Soarer nameplates, respectively. [39][40] The more aerodynamic shape had a drag coefficient of Cd=0.28. They then improved to 5th in 2018 with the #14 achieving 5th and the #15 getting 10th in the Team's Championship. [48] Despite being built in the country, the XV40 is left-hand drive only and was not sold in the Japanese market, as well as the other regions with right-hand drive, although the country allows both RHD and LHD vehicles on their roads.

[215] Welding processes, body panel fit tolerances, and paint quality requirements are more stringent. Production totaled 19,534 units in 1990 and 17,942 units in 1991, most for the automatic transmission model. Global sales of Lexus vehicles reached an all-time high in 2007, with a total of 518,000. [243] In 2002, Team Lexus' competitive efforts in the Grand-Am Cup ST1 (Street Tuner) class achieved victories in the Drivers' and Team Championships,[241][242] as well as a sweep of the top three finishes at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. The ES 300 sported a 185 hp (138 kW) 3.0 L V6 engine and had an advertised 0-60 time of 8.0 seconds. ES sales sold 71,450 units its first year,[42] making it the best-selling luxury car in the United States. From 1998 through 2001 (1999 to 2001 model years), a limited "Coach Edition" was offered, and in 1999 for 2000, a "Platinum Edition" package was offered, including power moonroof, unique interior trim, and custom alloy wheels.[34]. During 2003, for the 2004 model year, the American market received a revised 3.3-liter engine producing 168 kilowatts (225 hp) (later revised to 163 kilowatts (218 hp), because of changes in SAE power testing procedures), and the car was renamed the ES 330 (codename MCV31, however, the 3.0 L engine MCV30 model was still available). Power and Associates 2000 Initial Quality Study", "J.D. [44], In 1990, during its first full year of sales, Lexus sold 63,594 LS 400 and ES 250 sedans in the U.S.,[45] the majority being the LS model.

The model featured the Adaptive Variable Suspension, 16-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels, Mark Levinson audio, interior upgrades, and special dark exterior colors. This was done to attract a younger audience into purchasing or leasing an ES. Lexus did not exist as a brand in its home market until 2005, and all vehicles marketed internationally as Lexus from 1989 to 2005 were released in Japan under the Toyota marque and an equivalent model name. Mark Levinson 14-speaker 300-watt at 0.1% THD Premium Surround Sound Audio System with 7.1 architecture and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer featuring DVD-audio and, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors with tilt-down in reverse, Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle, Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, Dual-swivel Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), 17 x 7.0-in Graphite-polished alloy wheels, Full-size spare tire with 17-in alloy wheel, Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob - $330, Full-size spare tire with 17-inch alloy wheel - $205, Body-side molding (available Summer 2006). Assembly of the first Lexus built outside the country, the Ontario-produced RX 330, began in 2003. Through the 2000s (decade), most Lexus sedan and SUV production has occurred in Japan at the Tahara plant in Aichi and Miyata plant in Fukuoka. The fifth generation ES continues the previous generation's direction of moving the ES more upscale in its design and features. In the United States, the ES has been the best-selling Lexus sedan for over fifteen years. [5] The fifth generation ES, featuring Lexus' own L-finesse body styling, debuted in early 2006 as a 2007 model.