2021 Lexus LX 570 S facelift announced, on sale in Australia

Lexus has unveiled a facelift for the LX 570 S flagship for 2021, applying new-look trimmings to the exterior, including bumper bars, front grille, and wheels. Some updates have also been introduced inside.

The LX 570 S is the Toyota-owned company’s biggest and most luxurious SUV in Australia. And to keep it fresh, the 2021 model receives a redesigned front ‘spindle’ grille featuring a block-mesh insert, cleaner bumper bar contours, and new two-tone 21-inch alloy wheels.

An S badge is shown on the back, while the SUV is supported by performance dampers to optimise body roll and steering stability. The S model also comes with alloy pedals, and projector puddle lamps that show ‘LX S’ beamed onto the ground.

Passengers inside are treated to semi-aniline perforated leather in black or, exclusive to the S, a rich burgundy called Garnet. Other parts of the interior are decorated in Shimamoku Grey ornamentation, exclusive to the S model. Only Sonic Quartz and Starlight Black exterior colours are available.

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As for the power, the LX 570 uses a 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 that produces 270kW and 530Nm. This is connected up to an eight-speed auto, with full-time four-wheel drive. This unit provides plenty of grunt for grand touring, while a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and 138L petrol tank ensure versatility and practicality. Speaking about the model, Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said:

“The LX is our most popular L Series model thanks to its combination of maximum luxury, incredible capability and renowned Lexus care with the industry-leading Encore Platinum owner benefits program as standard. The new-look LX 570 S further broadens the appeal of this flagship luxury SUV with sporty, yet subtle design touches and a focus on enhancing its urban appeal.”

The 2021 Lexus LX range is available with the Encore Platinum membership, which opens up various possibilities in terms of travel and luxury. Owners can even call up ‘Lexus on Demand’ through Qantas valet, and jump into another Lexus that suits their circumstances.

The new model is on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs):

2021 Lexus LX 450d: $137,636
2021 Lexus LX 570: $146,636
2021 Lexus LX 570 Enhancement Pack: $165,436
2021 Lexus LX 570 S: $168,767

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.