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