2021 Lexus ES makes its debut in Shanghai

2021 Lexus ES

The new 2021 Lexus ES executive saloon has been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show, ahead of its market launch later this year.

The ES is a model renowned for its quiet, smooth performance and high levels of cabin comfort and spaciousness. The upcoming changes focus on strengthening these qualities, refreshing the car’s styling, improving ride and responsiveness and introducing new, technology-led equipment features.

2021 Lexus ES

Although the ES has been part of the Lexus line-up since the brand was launched in 1989, it was first introduced to the UK and European markets in 2018. Powered by the fourth generation of Lexus’s self-charging hybrid electric system, it is an attractive competitor in the executive fleet market, not least for the high efficiency and refinement of its 2.5-litre powertrain.

Dynamic performance benefits from increased torsional rigidity in the rear trailing wishbone suspension, targeting a more linear response to the driver’s inputs, for example in high-speed lane changes. Brake control and feedback have been enhanced with a reshaped pedal and measures to reduce vibration. The control parameters in the ES 300h’s electronic brake system have also been adjusted for better control.

In the ES F Sport model, a new actuator has been introduced in the Adaptive Variable Suspension, together with redesigned internals to expand the range of damping force, improving ride comfort, steering response and stability.

2021 Lexus ES

Styling details include an evolution of the spindle grille design, new-look headlights and new designs and finishes for the 16, 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels. 

Having pioneered new technology features with Lexus’ first digital side-view monitors, the ES is now set to adopt the BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System, giving wider and brighter illumination from the LED headlights.

New sonic paint finishes, interior colours and walnut inlay options will be introduced and new upholstery shades and combinations will be available.

2021 Lexus ES

The new ES will also adopt the latest Lexus Safety System+ active safety and driver assistance improvements, including Emergency Steering Assist and better lane recognition performance. The Pre-Collision Safety system will additionally detect pedestrians during night-time driving and bicycle riders during daylight and will provide Intersection Turn Assist to help guard against collisions with oncoming traffic, or with pedestrians crossing the vehicle’s path when making a turn at a junction.

The new 2021 Lexus ES range will go on sale in the UK later this year with details of specifications and prices to be announced nearer the time of launch.

All information is correct at the time of publishing.


  1. I love lexus since i was a child they make good cars in terms of performance,reliability,safety and many more. My dream is to drive lexus one day

  2. Lexus machine is a dream come through , I currently drive the ES model can’t wait for the new 2021 model to be unveiled in Uk. innovation ahead LEXUS

    1. Hi Alex,

      Yes, the refreshed ES goes on sale in the UK very soon. Are you interested in owning one? Can we help put you in touch with your nearest Lexus centre?


      1. Yes, I love the new look of the headlight also it come with Touchscreen function with it.
        This will be my 2nd Lexus, if you get any new with it, I am happy to pre-order the New ES 🙂

          1. Hello Alex,
            Thank you for contacting us.
            The extended price list (mini brochure) should be available from the 1st of September.

  3. Hello – I’ve just taken delivery of my 2021 ES300h. Can anyone please tell me what is included in the protection pack. I have received a boot liner, bumper protector and front mats but no rear mats. Are rear mats no longer part of the protection pack?

    1. Hello Sam,
      Thank you for contacting Lexus, and congratulations on your new ES300h.
      The rubber floor mats on the protection pack are only for the front of the vehicle.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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