New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

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Lexus has announced a new 2019 Lexus ES sedan that will feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa functionality.

The 2019 ES is built on an all-new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform. It's longer (+2.6 in), lower (-.2 in) and wider (+1.8 in.) than before with wheels that have been pushed closer to the corners thanks to a two-inch longer wheelbase and wider tracks front (+.4 in) and rear (+1.5 in).

Traditional buyers will find the new ES more spacious, quieter and safer than ever before while a new generation of customers will be introduced to a sedan with sharpened performance, class-leading active safety technology and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this segment.

New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

All ES 350s are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 designed to deliver commanding acceleration along with an invigorating sound. With an update to D4-S fuel injection, the impressively smooth engine now develops 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Both of those numbers are up significantly (+34 hp, +19 lb-ft) compared to the previous generation V6.

Not to be outdone by its gasoline siblings, the ES 300h is capable of delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, responsive performance and minimal emissions for an entry-level luxury sedan. A new, fourth-generation Hybrid Drive System couples an ultra-efficient, Atkinson cycle 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine with a lighter, more compact, more power dense electric motor and self-charging hybrid system. Together they deliver a combined 215 total system horsepower and a preliminary estimate of 44 mpg in combined driving.

New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

The seventh-generation ES is the first Lexus product to offer Apple CarPlay phone functionality, enabling drivers to control their iPhones through the dashboard display screen or with Siri Eyes Free voice control.

The ES is also Amazon Alexa-enabled, so drivers can use natural language commands to control a variety of functions. That functionality includes car-to-home and home-to-car commands, so owners who have Alexa enabled devices in their home can interact with their ES before they ever get behind the wheel.

On board Wi-fi powered by Verizon is also available on the ES as part of an optional navigation system that includes a 12.3-inch wide dashboard display. Models without navigation will use an 8-inch display and all interactions will be controlled through the Remote Touch Interface (RTI) trackpad.

The 2019 Lexus ES goes on sale in September of this year. More details at the link below...

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New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

New 2019 Lexus ES to Feature Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa Functionality

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