2016 Lexus LX 570 revealed, public debut at Pebble Beach

Brett Davis

The new 2016 Lexus LX 570 large SUV has been revealed just prior to its Concours d’Elegance debut at Pebble Beach in the US this weekend.

2016 Lexue LX 570

We’ve seen a number of questionable images and renderings of the new LX, but it looks like most of them were accurate. Lexus has gone for a very sharp and distinctive design theme for the heavy-duty LandCruiser-based 4×4.

At the front there’s the now-familiar ‘spindle’ grille design with a pointed central section, as well as bolstered wheel arches, and a completely new rear end. Lexus says every panel has been updated except for the four doors and roof.

In terms of hardware, the luxury Toyota-owned company is yet to announce specific engine details. However, the current 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 is set to carry over. It produces 270kW and 530Nm, with an official average fuel consumption of 14.8L/100km. Lexus has introduced a new eight-speed automatic though which replaces the current six-speed unit.

Taking a look inside we can see the decor has been updated and now features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with the company’s Remote Touch control system. Drivers can also use the Drive Mode select system for multiple driving settings.

Other technology updates include a 4.2-inch LCD display within the instrument cluster, standard head-up display, standard panoramic view exterior monitoring, optional heated/cooled front and rear seats, manual sun shades for the second row, and larger 11.6-inch entertainment screens for the rear.

2016 Lexue LX 570-rear

Lexus Australia says local specifications and pricing will be announced closer to its launch in December.

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