XV60 Lexus ES facelift is mild, debuts ES200 2L option

The XV60 Lexus ES has turned out to be milder than the teaser image had lulled into thinking, but this is a new drivetrain option for some markets.

At the front, the facelifted XV60 Lexus ES features a bolder spindle grille and more radically styled headlights with the company’s signature L-shaped LED driving lights.

Inside, the Lexus Remote Touch controller gains Enter buttons. In the instrument panel there’s a 4.2-inch information display. As expected there are new colors to choose from, and alloy wheels too, including optional 20-inch wheels on non-hybrid variants.

To go along with the new face, the ES will gain an entry-level ES200 model in China, Russia and Taiwan powere by a 2-liter direct-injection 4-cylinder engine. Power, torque and mileage figures have yet to be released.

The other drivetrain options, including the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder ES250, 4-cylinder hybrid ES300h and 3.5-liter V6 ES350 will continue as before.