Did you know that the Lexus ES 350 is assembled in Kentucky?
Did you know that the Lexus ES 350 is assembled in Kentucky? Recently we shared what its really like to drive the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and some of the updates. The new ES is the first Lexus product to offer Apple CarPlay and is also Amazon Alexa®-enabled. Safety features include the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment. Some features of the LSS 2.0 program include a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Assist (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), All-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Road Sign Assist (RSA).
Earlier this month, the Lexus ES 350 finally came off the production line in Georgetown, Ky. The Kentucky team members built a car that is longer, lower and wider than before thanks to the new Lexus Global Architecture platform. The employees spent more than 150,000 hours training including sensory training that teaches the assemblers to feel for an abnormality.
“After extensive sensory training, our team members rely on sight, sound and touch to know that the craftsmanship of the car is of the highest standard,” said Mike Bridge, Lexus assistant general manager. “A machine can’t make those judgments, and that’s why we take so much time to train before a new model goes into production.”
Lexus first began production in of the ES in Kentucky in 2015, after investing more than $360 million in the plant. The team at the plant is made of more than 800 highly trained Kentucky workers. These highly skilled workers have earned the luxury brand one of the highest J.D. Power rankings every year as well as the Platinum award representing the highest-performing assembly plant in the world for initial quality.
“Because of the team we have here in Georgetown, and all that has been accomplished in just three years since initially launching Lexus,” said Lentz, “we’re confident our Lexus customers will Experience Amazing each time they get behind the wheel of a Kentucky-assembled ES.” For more Wilde Lexus news, Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook