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2013 Lexus ES will make the Buick LaCrosse laughable

It appears that the upcoming 2013 Lexus GS will make quite a buzz on the market and the Japanese manufacturer is confident that the new vehicle will outscore its market competitors. In fact, a Lexus executive said that the 2013 Lexus ES luxury sedan will make the Buick LaCrosse “laughable” as a luxury vehicle.

Although the executive didn’t want to give too many details, he said that the next-generation ES will be wider and longer than the current model but what is more interesting is the fact that the new ES will be the quietest car Lexus has ever made.

Moreover, the new Lexus ES will offer Hybrid Synergy Drive full-hybrid technology and it will be able to achieve a fuel economy of over 40 mpg on the highway.

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Side mirrors in 2019 Lexus ES sedan can be replaced with camera-based Digital Outer Mirrors

Using cameras to replace the rear and side mirrors isn't something new. However, this technology is usually found on concept vehicles and some exotic cars. But at Lexus, this technology will be installed on one of its premium sedans starting October this year.

Lexus is introducing the world' first Digital Outer Mirrors, which will initially be fitted on the new 2019 Lexus ES. Digital Outer Mirrors make use of small exterior cameras on the front doors. They are mounted on stalks that swell on the place where conventional side mirrors are usually found.

The cameras send images onto displays – each monitor measuring five inches diagonally– inside the cabin, as positioned at the base of the front pillars. Instead of looking through the windows onto the side mirrors, a driver just have to view the images on the displays. This means that the driver’s view of the sides and the rear of the cars aren’t compromised when the windows are dirty or hazy.

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Next-gen 2019 Lexus ES has starting price of $39,500 with more power and better efficiency

When the seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES was unveiled in China in April, the all-new premium sedan managed to draw attention from customers around the world. For customers in the United States who have been waiting for the next-gen ES sedan to arrive this September, Lexus has already released details over its pricing and fuel economy ratings.

At launch, the new 2019 Lexus ES will be available in three guises: the ES 350, the ES 300h and the ES 350 F Sport. For those who wanted to get the 2019 Lexus ES 350 for their garage, they have to shell out at least $39,500. This base price is around $550 pricier than the 2018 ES sedan. The customer will still have to pay $1,025 fee for delivery, processing and handling.

The new Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an updated D4-S fuel injection. This mill can deliver 302 hp of max output and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque – or 34 hp and 19 lb.-ft. more powerful than the V6 engine of the previous generation. This new V6 engine is paired to a new eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission with an ultra-thin torque converter and a multi-plate lock up clutch.

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Lexus unveils seventh-generation ES premium midsize luxury sedan at Beijing Motor Show

The seventh generation of the Lexus ES premium sedan (2019 model year) has just been unveiled at the 2018 Auto China (Beijing Motor Show), boasting a more dynamic performance, an all-new exterior design as well as a comfortable and luxurious interior.

Essentially, the 2019 Lexus ES owes its latest evolved character to the all-new Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform. Compared to its predecessor, the all-new ES is longer by 2.6 inches, lower by 0.2 inches, and wider by 1.8 inches. Its wheelbase is longer by 2 inches while its tracks are wider both on the front (by 0.4 inches) and the rear (by 1.5 inches). The Global Architecture-K chassis is a rigid front-wheel drive chassis that makes use of various grades of high-tensile steel to save weight. It features enhancements like an all-new double wishbone suspension design, rack-mounted electric power steering and a V-brace mounted behind the rear seat.

This new platform allowed the new ES to feature a dynamic yet fluid shape, as well as a characteristic silhouette highlighted by an aggressive downward slant. Thanks to its lower height and its fast roofline, the new ES offers a coupe-like profile, a lower and wind-cheating aerodynamics. Up front, the ES features a larger spindle with vertical bars on the ES 350 and the ES 350h, or a blacked out cross-hatch pattern on the ES 350 F SPORT.

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Interested to get Buick’s latest rendition of the Avenir? It isn’t really a range-topping trim as it’s actually treated as a sub-brand. Before it came out as the LaCrosse sedan, this model first appeared as a four-door concept, and was initially introduced as the Enclave SUV. As you know, the Enclave Avenir has a starting price of $53,500, and the LaCrosse will be priced a little cheaper when it finally goes on sale in a few weeks.

Let us get into more detail regarding the prices of the LaCrosse trims. Firstly, the luxurious 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir can be had for a reasonable price of $45,795. This makes it $3,700 more expensive than the standard LaCrosse Premium, which has a price tag of $42,095 (inclusive of a destination cost of $925).

Under the hood of the LaCrosse Avenir is the same 3.6 liter engine that can be found in the Premium model. It carries out 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 268 pound-feet (363 Newton-metres) of torque, paired to a nine speed automatic transmission. But since it is priced a little more, expect it to come with some extra features too.

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There will be, indeed, a new member for Buick’s luxury sub-brand Avenir in 2018. Buick has officially introduced the inclusion of the new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir premium flagship sedan, which it describes as its highest expression of luxury.

Making the LaCrosse sedan part of the Avenir sub-brand was an easy decision for Buick. Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, noted that nine of 10 LaCrosse customers are picking one of the top two trim levels, which means that these clients are seeking more from Buick. Alfred quipped that by bearing the name Avenir, the new LaCrosse Avenir offers more content and more elegant appearance all in attainable luxury. The new 2018 LaCrosse Avenir will feature distinct styling cues, an extensive set of standard elements as well as exclusive premium materials.

Just like the recently introduced Enclave Avenir, the new LaCrosse Avenir comes with a number of design cues derived from and inspired by Buick concept cars. These design cues include the distinct three-dimensional mesh upper and lower grille with chrome wings, as well as the Avenir script badging on the front doors. As standard, the new LaCrosse Avenir rides on exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel. Twenty-inch Midnight Silver wheels are also available.

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It looks like Buick’s luxury sub-brand Avenir is all poised to give birth to a new member in 2018. Buick will be adding the LaCrosse into its Avenir lineup next year, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission, as dug up by GM Inside News.

Presently, the Buick LaCrosse has become a victim of the crumbling full-size sedan market. In fact, with a 204-day supply of inventory, the Buick flagship sedan has shown its weakness – low sales. But things may change if Buick would create a premium luxury version of its flagship sedan and have it don the Avenir badge. Buick is hoping that once the LaCrosse in the luxury car market, the destiny of its low-selling full-size sedan might cross to the greener pasture.

Buick or GM hasn’t confirmed it, but the LaCrosse Avenir was definitely included in GM’s 2018 Vehicle Identification Number Decoder revised and submitted to the NHTSA in September. As indicated in these documents discovered by GM Inside News – in particular in the VIN’s fifth position – Buick is planning to offer two configurations of the LaCrosse Avenir – front-wheel and all-wheel drive. It is expected that the new Buick will be powered by exclusively with the current 3.6-liter V6 engine as mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic gearbox.

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Buick's heavily altered 2017 Buick LaCrosse was a likeable vehicle when it was rolled out last year, however the declining passenger car market affected the overall appeal of the vehicle especially the full-sizer's standard feature and efficiency. Sales went downhill due to this reason. Now the American automaker is rebounding by revealing that the 2018 LaCrosse will have a tempting upgrade to offer in the form of eAssist mild hybrid system and new transmission in V6 powered models in hopes of attracting more customers into the showroom.

The newest 2018 Buick LaCrosse is geared with a 2.5 L 4-cylinder with an eAssist mild hybrid as the vehicle's standard powertrain. In an economical move, the price will be slashed from $32,990 to $30,490 for the existing sedan that is equipped with the 3.6 L V6 engine. The hybrid model will be available at showrooms this coming fall. The American car maker is still mum on the specific details regarding the hybrid LaCrosse's output.

But Buick commented that the powertrain is expected to upgrade the sedan's fuel economy in the city by about 19 percent which will allow it an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon in the highway. The hybrid sedan's 2.5 L 4-cylinder utilizes a motor generator unit that takes the place of a conventional alternator, and a 0.45 kW-hour lithium-ion battery stocks energy for the system.

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The new face of Buick has been unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with the launch of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. Among the major influences of this new look are the highly acclaimed Avenir concept seen at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Buick concept that appeared during the middle of the 20th century.

Set to start selling in the early part of the summer of next year, the LaCrosse has a redesigned grille that has a big opening and bears the Buick tri-shield insignia expressed with three colors (red, blue, and silver).

It is fitted with wing-like parts that are emphasized as they’re placed against darker waterfall grille bars that are reminiscent of the 1954 Wildcat II concept. Duncan Aldred, the vice president of Global Buick, said that the new LaCrosse marks the start of the next step in the brand’s quest to conquer the international scene.

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Lexus chose the ongoing Shanghai International Motor Show for the world premiere of its new 2016 ES as well as its RX 200t luxury utility vehicle. The ES is Lexus’ top-selling sedan and has been regarded by many as the epitome of the near luxury sedan. The 2016 ES is sportier and its exterior styling can be described as elegant and progressive.

Its interior is even more luxurious and the car occupants can feel more secure with the new Lexus Safety System+. Lexus designed the refreshed ES for 2016 with a new bold form. This new ES stands out from the crowd with its heightened luxury and a prominent and striking front fascia that has Lexus’s trademark spindle grille and comes with accentuated brilliant satin chrome.

The ES is fitted with headlights in a new design. They feature LED projector technology while iconic “L”-shaped arrowhead Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are observed to reach outside the headlight element for a unique look that makes it easily recognizable as a Lexus.

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General Motors has issued a recall of 8,208 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans (MY2014) over issues with their front brake assembly. GM said in a statement that rear brake rotors might have been installed in the front brake assembly of the sedans, resulting to “possible reduced braking performance.”

The carmaker said that the situation could significantly shorten front brake pad life as well as cut brake system performance, which could heighten risk of a crash. GM said that around 1,700 of the cars with customers and the rest are with dealers. According to GM, it is unaware of any crashes or injuries linked to the problem.

It added that only a “small percentage” of the recalled vehicles would have the wrong front rotors. A spokesman for GM said the carmaker has sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informing the agency of the recall.

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Lincoln is launching an advertising campaign wherein its 2014 MKZ competes with Lexus. The campaign, which is themed "Luxury Uncovered," consists of commercials that will run through at least the end of 2013 and will be aired on prime time network and cable TV shows. The campaign will also be launched in social media networks.

Lincoln executives, however, have said that the commercials will not be aired during the 2014 Super Bowl, although the brand did run spot on this year's Super Bowl in advance of the launch of the redesigned 2013 MKZ. Lincoln is launching soon its MKC luxury compact crossover, although officials have yet to disclose when a production version will arrive.

Several of the new spots that feature the 2014 MKZ sedan show young couples on a couch in a studio asking some questions about the Lincoln MKZ and the Lexus ES.

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Buick has just announced that the 2014 LaCrosse will be priced at $34,060, including a $925 destination charge. The 2014 LaCrosse will be offered as standard with the next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch reconfigurable color cluster display, eight air bags and an eAssist powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.

For $2,495, Buick offers the all-new Ultra Luxury interior package that includes the unique dark stained Tamo Ash wood throughout the cabin, jet black synthetic suede on the headliner and vanity mirrors, and Semi-Aniline full leather seats in sangria color. If you want even more, Buick offers the Driver Confidence I package for $2,125, which includes Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Warning, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, articulating high-intensity discharge headlights, and a head-up display.

If you are not satisfied, there is the Driver Confidence II package that costs $1,745 and must be paired with Driver Convenience I. The Driver Confidence II package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, an Automatic Collision Prep system, and a patented Safety Alert Seat that directs the driver’s attention using vibrations through the surface of the seat bottom.

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General Motors Co. will be recalling over 38,000 sedans equipped with its "eAssist" mild hybrid system to fix circuit boards that may overheat. Such an incident may lead to a loss of battery charge or a fire in the trunk in extreme cases. According to the carmaker, it was aware of the two trunk fires related to the issue but remarked that there were no injuries or crashes as a result of the problem.

Affected sedans include the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal from the 2012 and 2013 model years. The affected sedans were assembled in the United States before December 2012. Overheating of the circuit boards in the generator control module in some of the sedans may result to several issues like loss of battery charge and the illumination of a malfunction indicator light.

The issue, however, does not involve the eAssist battery. The engine may stall if the warnings are ignored. The issue may result to a burning or melting odor. GM said in a statement that it knows of the generator control board incidents, most of which have occurred within first 1,000 miles of operation.

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Toyota will build the Lexus ES350 sedan at its Georgetown, Kentucky factory, according to Toyota president Akio Toyoda who made the announcement at a recent press conference in New York. The ES is the top-selling Lexus model in the U.S. Lexus also considers the U.S. to be its biggest market. Toyota intends to spend $360 million for improvements at the Georgetown facility, which will start to produce the ES350 in 2015.

It’s estimated that 750 new jobs will be created from this move. About 50,000 units of the ES350 are expected to be rolled out by this factory each year. In the press conference, Toyoda said that the ES is a favorite of Americans. In 2012, Lexus sold 56,158 ES350 sedans in the U.S. Meanwhile, 1.2 million Lexus ES sedans were sold in the U.S. since 1990.

Furthermore, Toyoda said that transferring the production of the luxury sedan to Kentucky will help protect buyers from fluctuating exchange rates, and reinforces the company’s commitment to U.S. production. Georgetown was the first standalone manufacturing plant that Toyota had in the U.S.

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Buick unveiled an updated LaCrosse sedan at the New York Auto Show last week and as you may know already, the company has been relying on the LaCrosse for its recovery. Launched only weeks after the bankruptcy of General Motors in 2009, the sedan was considered to be Buick’s most significant debut. It had fought for relevancy after nearly being removed during GM's retrenchment.

The present generation LaCrosse is sleeker and has a more refined appearance than predecessor Buick sedans. The LaCrosse, which is Buick's flagship, has been successful. It was the best-selling nameplate in 2012. Together with the Enclave large crossover, Buick was able to form a promising reputation for fashionable designs and interiors that are quiet and comfortable.

However, four years is quite a long time to go by without a new facelift. The LaCrosse has become out of date. A few weeks from now, a 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be launched, demonstrating just how outdated the LaCrosse is.

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As we announced, Buick introduced today the 2014 LaCrosse, an evolution of its luxury sedan that promises to offer a new design but also technological innovation. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse features new front and rear styling, with signature wing-shaped LED daytime running lamps and LED wraparound tail lamps. In side, the vehicle offers new seats, enhanced materials, a redesigned central instrument panel and console and a new Ultra Luxury Interior Package.

Moreover, the interior features company’s next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system, with intuitive controls and natural voice recognition.

In terms of safety, the LaCrosse offers new radar- and camera-based features, which include Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation. GM’s patented Safety Alert Seat works with these features, providing seat vibration pulses indicating the direction of a potential crash threat. Adaptive Cruise Control is also offered.

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Toyota Motor Corp. is investigating claims that its new Lexus ES and GS sedans have emergency trunk release handles that easily break and risk trapping someone in the cargo space. In a statement, nonprofit publication Consumer Reports magazine said that the defect was identified by accident during an evaluation of 2013 models of the two cars.

Jake Fisher, the director of vehicle testing of Consumer Reports, said that his 4-year-old son got into the ES 350's trunk to try the interior release. He said that the boy snapped off the lever that opens the lid and so he could only get out after the trunk was opened from the outside.

He said that tests of release handles in 2013 ES hybrid and GS 350 sedans indicated that they could snap too if the levers are pulled toward the driver's side. Toyota has recently issued the worldwide recall of 7.4 million vehicles this week to repair defective power-window switches.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Dodge Dart as one of four new vehicles available in the U.S. to earn the "Top Safety Pick" award. The three other models are the Hyundai Motor Co. crossover Santa Fe, the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, and the Subaru XV Crosstrek hatchback. Chrysler is relying on the Dodge Dart to be a top-selling small car.

The 2013 Dart is the first model that Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC jointly engineered and designed. Being named a "Top Safety Pick" means that the vehicle had a good performance in test crashes that evaluated front, side and rear impacts, and even rollovers. Reid Bigland, chief of Chrysler's Dodge brand, said that its engineers were able to deliver on their high expectations for the Dart.

Russ Rader, IIHS spokesman, said that the IIHS tested 180 vehicles for the 2012 model year. From that batch, 132 were awarded the Top Safety Pick designation. This December, the IIHS will issue its annual list of the safety report for vehicles available in the U.S. market.

Read the entire article Dodge Dart, Lexus ES 350, Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru XV Crosstrek named Top Safety Picks

For those interested in acquiring a new Lexus, we have good news as the manufacturer has just revealed that the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2013 ES 350 and ES 300h. So, the 2013 Lexus ES 350 will carry a base price of $36,100, which means it will be cheaper than the previous generation.

The 2013 Lexus ES 300h will be more expensive as it will cost $38,850. Still, at these price tags you should add the delivery, processing and handling fee of $895. For those who don’t know, the 2013 Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with Dual VVT-i that delivers 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,700.

This engine is mated to a six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). According to Lexus, the ES 350 is expected to deliver a fuel consumption of 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.

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