New 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid – Release Date and Review

Although the slowest in its class, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a distinctive choice for a premium-brand hybrid car, thanks to its upscale ambience, superb handling, excellent fuel economy, and a hatchback body style. The Lexus CT Hybrid release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Lexus CT Hybridn side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

Lexus has long dominated the luxury hybrid market thanks to Toyota’s leadership in hybrid vehicles. Despite the spirited fight emanating from other automakers for a slice of the hybrid market, the model under review has managed to remain a solid option for buyers looking for a conventional gasoline-electric hybrid compact luxury vehicle.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid rear view, red color, alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

It has also managed to keep its mojo going strong due to its appealing combination of upscale amenities and inspired styling. Other strengths that endear many to the CT Hybrid include the larger-than sedan’s cargo volume thanks to the utilitarian four-door hatchback design. Tack on an impressive fuel economy rating of 42 mpg/combined and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle that pretty much gets everything going for it.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, red color, exterior, headlights

Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and provide excellent lateral support for a sporty feel. Cell phone storage pockets are limited to pint-size door pockets and glovebox. When it comes to backseat space, the vehicle offers laudable leg- and headroom for its occupants although easy ingress and egress are complicated by the narrow rear door openings. Further aback, the cargo volume is ample and Lexus puts it at a maximum of 34.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded down, and 14.3 cubic feet in a regular setting.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid exterior, side view, alloy wheels

On the other side of the coin, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid provides admissible reasons enough to suggest you think twice before penning that purchase agreement down. This is because the new CT Hybrid provides a pokey acceleration, the optional infotainment system isn’t driver-centric and can be distracting to use, the luggage space is modest, and the engine noise is painstakingly substantial.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For these reasons, we suggest you look for other alternatives in the segment. They include the Audi A3, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and the BMW 328d.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Review of the Exterior & Interior Accessories

Standard equipment offered include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, vinyl upholstery, a USB port, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, Siri Eyes Free, and a split-folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid interior, lcd screen, dashboard

Options here include a premium 10-speaker audio system, a four-way power front passenger seat, Remote Touch Controller, a rearview camera, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, automatic wipers and headlights, , heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a six-CD changer.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, headlights and grille

The Luxury package offered include driver memory settings, ventilated and heated steering wheel, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, a blacked-out rooftop, distinctive seventeen-inch alloy wheels, smartphone app integration, voice controls, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a large rear spoiler, unique styling tweaks, HD radio, a navigation system, seven-inch display, front and rear parking cameras, a sunroof, a back-up camera, rearview auto-dimming mirror, pre-collision warning system, LED headlights, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid interior, leather seats

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine mated to a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a pair of electric motors/generators. The output, according to Lexus, is estimated to be 134 horsepower, which is then routed to the ground via the CVT system.

The CT Hybrid 0-60 mph only takes 10.5 seconds, at least according to Lexus approximations.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid engine

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, the CT Hybrid shines brighter with estimations of 43/40/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features offered for the hybrid car include stability and traction control, automatic collision notification, front-and-rear-seat side airbags, active front restraints, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, emergency assistance, adaptive cruise control with rear cross traffic alerts, brake assist, adaptive cruise control, and stolen vehicle location.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release date

Rumors are rife within industry circles that the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. As for the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid price sticker, the same sources allege the vehicle will cost around $31,250.

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2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, grille and alloy wheels

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New 2017 Lexus LX 570 – Release Date, Specs & Info

Although the new 2017 Lexus LX 570 offers a seating capacity of up to eight passengers, abundant standard and luxury features, smooth ride, advanced off-road capabilities, and strong brakes, it suffers from an aging interior design, cramped third-row seat, and mediocre fuel economy ratings. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Lexus LX 570 side view, white color, alloy wheels, exterior

The new 2017 Lexus LX 570 is just among the very few adept vehicles that are capable of tackling everything Mother Nature offers. The Lexus LX was conceptualized almost three decades ago as a counter to the Toyota Land Cruiser. The same holds true for the modern LX 570, but the problem nowadays is that not many shoppers are interested in hard-core ruggedness any more.

2017 Lexus LX 570 rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

For 2017, Lexus has made a spirited effort in trying to salvage the LX 570 image by combining a slew of latest safety features, modern interior and exterior refinement, with serious off-roading capability to give an excellent SUV that can virtually offer optimum performance regardless of whether it is on asphalt or dirt.

2017 Lexus LX 570 front view, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

It still shares a lot with the Land Cruiser on which it is based. Such as the serious off-roading capability and the sheer size. On the downside, though, the redesigned LX 570 still offers a cramped third row seat that is only suitable for elementary school going children. Other sons to expect from the 570 include a dated cabin that lacks a modern refinement. The price tag is rather high relative to what its competition offers while the 0-60 mph acceleration is sluggish.

2017 Lexus LX 570 side view, auto show, silver color, alloy wheels

Even as the LX 570 tries to catch up with modern times, it will still find it’s illustrious past a pipe dream in the modern era. Some of the rivals to consider here include the “A” rated Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. It offers anything from a considerable base price, quicker acceleration, spacious third-row seating to cutting-edge technologies.

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Trim Options – 2017 Lexus LX 570

A single trim level is offered for the 2017 Lexus LX 570.

Exterior Redesign & 2017 Lexus LX 570 Interior Review

2017 Lexus LX 570 front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories and features available for the LX 570 include power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic load-leveling, a sunroof, an all-surround view camera, 20” alloy wheels, adaptive height-adjustable suspension system, keyless entry and ignition, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking cameras, LED headlights, a rearview camera, full LED exterior lights, a power liftgate, and lane-departure warning and mitigation.

2017 Lexus LX 570 steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

You can expect the following on its cabin: a 120-V power outlet, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a 12.3” display, Siri Eyes Free technology, a media player interface, USB ports, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a navigation system, smartphone app integration, HD and satellite radio, second-row window sunshades, a power-folding third-row seat, power sliding and reclining 60/40-split seats, and a CD changer.

2017 Lexus LX 570 interior, leather front and rear seats

Options include 21” wheels, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-audio system, smartphone charging tray, a heads-up display, a heated steering wheel, two outboard second-row positions, Lexus Enform Remote smartphone vehicle control, dual-screen rear seat entertainment, and an upgraded leather upholstery.

2017 Lexus LX 570 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Enthusiasm for the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is derived from the 5.7L juggernaut engine that is capable of churning out a whopping 383 horsepower and 403 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then taken to the all-wheel drive via the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Lexus LX 570 engine

Other systems include driver selectable multi-terrain system, hill start assist, and crawl control. The console-mounted dial also comes with a new Drive Mode Select system that enables drivers to specify either the suspension configurations or certain powertrains.

A maximum towing capacity of about 7,000 lbs. should be expected for the LX model.

When we come to the fuel economy, we should expect the LX 570 to return 13/18/15 mpg, according to EPA ratings.

2017 Lexus LX 570 Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus LX 570 Release date

The 2017 Lexus LX 570 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of about $88,880. Its availability is expected in the first half of 2017 during which it will be offered for sale.

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2019 Lexus ES

When is the 2019 Lexus ES Release Date Predicted for?

The Lexus brand is going to offer us the newest 2019 Lexus ES car. This vehicle should mark the nest seventh generation of the popular ES models coming from Lexus. With rumors about this car going around for a period of time, we have constantly been hoping to see the newest incarnation. We also waited to see their new idea when designing this model. But as it appears, they are going to introduce new additions and at the same time stick with what the true fans of the brand. All in all, the company will welcome the 2019 Lexus ES to the car market.

The newest vehicle has been spotted recently and it has been making rounds. A camouflaged version shows a far more angular and aggressive looking vehicle. But also a model which sticks to all the staples a Lexus ES used to have. Based on the recent information about the model and the new kind of changes that we can see, there is no doubt that the car will become an interesting addition to the roster. The release date is thus predicted for late 2018 at best.

What could the Price of the 2019 Lexus ES be?

The car is still at least a year away, but the 2019 Lexus ES will most certainly change its price. We are expecting a price boost which will topple the current one. But it is not going to go too much over the limit of the price that buyers are expected to spend. The current set of Lexus ES cars starts at a base MSRP of $39,895 for the ES350, while the ES300h hybrid is priced $42,815. We are predicting that these prices will be similar and that both models are making a return. The price range is suitable for the car and it is standard for the segment. Look for the slight boosts in price but not something that you will regret buying.

2019 Lexus ES Latest Rumors

Make no mistake about it, the 2019 Lexus ES has been hinted for years now. There have just been no exact evidence when this car would come out. Now when we have solid evidence in terms of spy photos of the car, we are finally revealed and sure that the vehicle is going to make its long awaited debut. Our assumption was that this model was supposed to come out already. There was no exact idea what to expect from it. But the final set of pictures sort of confirmed the rumors that we knew all along.

There are mostly some vague photos available for now. But most of them are solid enough to give us an idea what the vehicle is going to be like. Much is still under the camo and will be revealed in due time, but our review will help with the most basic details about the vehicle.

Some Details about the 2019 Lexus ES Exterior

It is hard to determine the exterior of the 2019 Lexus ES with an untrained eye. But luckily our experts were able to deduce the possible changes that lie beneath all the camo. The vehicle is noticeably going to be more aggressive. It is depicted though it’s slimmer and longer form. The angular lines are going to make this version of the ES car be more modern looking which will benefit the buyers and also enhance the sales of the vehicle.

The formula that has been utilized so far is not going to change significantly. This is still going to be a very recognizable Lexus ES model. It will keep all of it staple parts and simply combine it with the needed changes that are necessary for the car. The usual mechanics which other Toyota cars have, like the Camry and the Avalon, will be kept here.

Some fans do not really enjoy changing to formula and the idea of the car too much. But there is probably going to be some parts which need to stay the same. All in all, if they manage to fine a perfect balance between the old and the new, we might be looking at a special new car which will grace the roads pretty soon. The luxury segment is getting back another contender now.

2019 Lexus ES Color Introductions

With the seventh generation of the 2019 Lexus ES coming soon, there are more esthetic changes expected to come. The car will certainly introduce a set of new color variants and it will mark the new beginning of the seventh generation models. It is going to be a combination of the old and the new which will keep the vehicle and its most necessary parts together. Unfortunately, the news is still scarce and we cannot confirm now which new introductions are going to be made. We are probably going to get the entire set of standard color choices, but it is still early to tell what the new ones are going to be.

Size and Dimensions

Based on the early spy photos, the 2019 Lexus ES is going to have different dimensions. This is still not confirmed but it is very much rumored that it might happen. As we do know that the vehicle is going to use the Toyota New Global Architecture underpinnings, it also implies that it will change the size of the car. Visually, the vehicle is longer and slimmer looking, but is also positioned a bit lower. It means that they are adopting some new modern elements for the vehicle and are giving it a sporty appearance which will certainly affect the overall impression and idea about the car.

Interior Gadgets and Additions

The inside of the 2019 Lexus ES is also subject to change. The level of development expected on the inside will most likely surpass that of the inside. This means that the interior of the newest Lexus is supposed to follow the brand’s luxury line and include a plethora of new additions. This will most likely affect the on board technology, comfort and design. Although we strongly feel that the design is going to be similar to the recent Lexus models, just adapted in size, we also predict that the technology is going to be the part that changes the most. It most certainly means that this car is going to be the most technologically advanced and safety model as well. But another thing that you can rely on is this car adding better and newer materials.

2019 Lexus ES Engine Specs and Performance

As far as the engine stats are concerned, the 2019 Lexus ES will have a very modern offer. The information that we have for now is that the base ES350 will probably manage with the same 3.5-liter V-6 engine fitted in the current car. This should guarantee a total output of about 300 horsepower, which is just enough to motivate the car and the buyers who want to enjoy the kind of a vehicle that we have here on our hands.

A great and interesting new addition is the newly added an eight-speed automatic, which is going to replace the current six-speed. Also, the vehicle is going to come with a standard front-wheel-drive setup, but will optionally offer an all-wheel-drive. The ES300h hybrid models will be using 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-four which comes with a pair of electric engines. Allowing for a total output of 200 horsepower.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

Because we are still not given the newest 2019 Lexus ES specs, we have to work with the assumptions. The model will transfer the engine but it is still not clear to which extent. While we are looking at the data, we are predicting similar number for these vehicles. The current car is capable of accelerating to 0-60 mph in about 7 seconds. Since the car is changing the dimensions some performance specs may also change. So expect to get some of those changes here as well. The top speed might remain at 116 mph as things stand.

Newest Fuel Economy ratings for the 2019 Lexus ES

The fuel economy specifications of the 2019 Lexus ES is going to change. But there is not news by how much. We are probably say that the vehicle is going to shift the numbers and will most likely get a better score. But there is no news to tell by how much. The changes in the body are indicating that they are planning something different here. But we cannot conform it yet. There are no significant changes with the powertrain through. The best that we can hope to get is 40 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. They took these specs  form the hybrid version and they could still be very similar to the new car.