Lexus has released a teaser image with the headline “Expect the Unexpected”. The sole pic shows the front end of a car that is set to make its global debut at the Beijing Auto Show on April 25. The identity of the new model is secret, but it “aims to radically transform the driving experience for luxury consumers all over the world,” according to Lexus.

The details you see here match those on the allegedly leaked pic of the all-new 2019 Lexus ES we shared with you yesterday. If correct, the Lexus midsize exec is set to have styling inspired by the bold new Lexus LS flagship limo.

Compared to the current facelifted XV60 ES that debut in 2015, the image above shows a more protruding and sculptured face. The full-height spindle grille extends further outwards, and comes with distinctive vertical slats that open up at the bottom, as opposed to horizontal ones. Note the two “horns” of the grille – those weren’t there before and they guide your eyes to an additional crease on the bonnet.

From L-R: Alleged new Lexus ES, Lexus LS front end, current Lexus ES face

The headlamps – seen clearly on the leaked image – have a sharper tail than before, and the integrated LED daytime running light tick has its own independent tail on the side. The DRLs are now of the more modern light bar variety.

Compared to the new LS’ face, the spindle grille’s internal design here isn’t as ornate, while the headlamps – standard projectors and not full LEDs – don’t form a full ‘Z’ as on the LS, thanks to LED DRLs that are more integrated than independent. The above-mentioned “horns” of the grille are also unique to the alleged ES.

Word is that the 2019 Lexus ES will ride on the same TNGA platform as the still-fresh Toyota Camry and the full-sized new Toyota Avalon. This should give the ES a boost in space. There’s a new V6 engine in the US-market Camry, and that might find its way to the ES. There will be a hybrid option as well, marked by the blue-tinged L badge seen above.

GALLERY: Lexus ES 250 Luxury

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