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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                10 HeraldZeitung Friday Oct Wheels Refined Lexus raises their own standards Dont expect a lot of high pro file changes at your friendly neighbor hood Lexus store this year Instead refmoments Sullens lookfor small improve ments to make even better the luxury whose success since their introduction only four short iycars ago has been almost unbeliev able Sales in the luxury automobile seg for the first half of 1993 were not good In fact Don Esmond vice for Lexus sales and opera tions told me last week the segment as on its worst sales pace in 10 years Lexus was one of the lucky few said able to report sales increases even during that period The slowdown in luxury Esmond said can probably be traced to uncertainty about the econ omy the tax package and the health I care proposal Not only does health care reform have an impact on one 1 group of luxury buyers doctors i it also has another important group i small business owners taking a wait i andsee attitude on virtually all of 1 their But things have been picking up at i least for his company Esmond says I and August was the third best sales month in Lexus history with overall i sales up 14 percent That month brought Lexus yearto datc figures to a percent plus fig ure compared with the previous year and Esmond said gave Lexus a percent share of the luxury market outselling second place BMW by about units And Esmond predicts that Septem ber will be even better than August with Lexus selling more than cars which would be an increase of nearly 40 percent over last year It also would be the first time Lexus sales have ever exceeded for a single month And if that holds true the Lexus model year which ends this month would see total sales of units an increase of about percent over the 92 model year All of which does not mean the top folks at Lexus think everything is automatically going to be rosy as they begin their new model year On average Lexus prices will be up percent on a comparably equipped Esmond said Thais a tough hit to take any time but especially in an economy struggling to emerge from a reces he said Most of that he said can be attrib uted to changes in the value of the yen Toyota started a cost reduction program more than a year ago and has already cut costs by more than a billion Esmond said but even a company as strong as Toyota cannot ignore a 20 percent increase in the Indicative of the Lexus strategy for the 94 model year Esmond said is the new ES 300 which gets no exteri or changes but which will be pow ered by a new aluminum engine that meets much stricter emission require Donald V Esmond Vice President Sales and Operations Lexus Dlv ments while increasing horsepower torque and fuel economy ratings The ES now has a standard front passenger airbag in addition to the drivers airbag The cars remote entry system has been upgraded to include volume adjustable audible confirmation and power height adjustment for the front passengers seat has been added An exterior temperature readout has been added to the cars automatic air conditioning system and the ES now has a lightson indicator incorporated into the instrument pan el There are improvements to the cars optional compact disc player and there are some additional exteri or colors The new aluminum V6 uses that metal not only for the block but for the cylinder head pistons oil pan and engine brackets The cylinder head cover is made of magnesium The new engine is 68 pounds lighter than its predecessor Horsepower despite reduced emis sions is up to 188 from 185 and torque to 203 footpounds from 195 Zeroto60 time remains unchanged at seconds compared to last years model but the car feels The 1994 Lexus ES 300 stronger probably because of the increase in torque The new engine uses a direct igni tion system with coils at each spark plug resulting in a more powerful spark and the elimination of timing adjustments and servicing TheES 300 transmission for 94 will incorporate electronic intelli gence similar to that of the flagship LS resulting in smoother up and down shifts The base price of the ES 300 for 94 Esmond said will be David Sullens editor and publish er of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung has written an automotive column for the past nine Top right photo The 1994 ES 300s allnew aluminum 24 valve liter V6 engine Bottom right photo The 1994 ES 300 has Incorporated sever al refinements similar to those found on the LS 400 A passen ger side airbag has been retained New features Include outside temperature gauge and Inside climate control submitted photo PreOwned STARTING AT PreOwned STARTING AT PreOwned STARTING AT 6 Automatic Power Windows PowerLoctS Cruise Power Seats Stereo Cass Air Conditioning Stk 2 Door Automatic 4 Cyl Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Brakes Cassette Stk 1146 V6 Automatic Pwr Drivers Seat Power Windows Power Locks Cruise Cassette Driver Side Air Bag 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