2019 Kentucky-assembled Lexus in showrooms next month

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – The next generation 2019 Lexus ES 350 are rolling off the production line in Georgetown.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., says Lexus team members at the company’s U.S. facility spent more than 150,000 hours training to build the ES model it says delivers a fundamentally higher level of performance than its predecessors.

Lexus began production of the ES in Kentucky in 2015 after investing more than $360 million in a new production facility on the Toyota Kentucky campus.

In addition to the ES 350, the Lexus team of more than 800 Lexus-trained Kentuckians, will now also build the all-new, coveted F SPORT model.

The 2019 ES 350 includes new features like an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission that more efficiently transfers power to the wheels, Apple Car PlayTM phone functionality and Amazon Alexa®-enabled with car-to-home and home-to-car commands.

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 will be in dealer showrooms in September.

The price for the Lexus ES 350 starts at $39,500 and the F SPORT starts at $44,035.

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