Lexus LX coming soon
The first quarter of 2022 will see the new Lexus flagship SUV reaching South Africa's shores.
Lexus LX coming soon
The first quarter of 2022 will see the new Lexus flagship SUV reaching South Africa's shores. The new-generation LX has already been unveiled globally, when it was launched in Saudi Arabia in October 2021.
Based on the formidable Toyota Land Cruiser 300 architecture, the LX is a true luxury go-anywhere vehicle that prides itself on delivering high-quality ride comfort and driving performance that can deal with just about anything a road throws at it.
The new-generation LX has built on the founding LX principles of reliability, durability and rough-road driving performance, first put in place in 1996 when the very first LX rolled off the production line.
The LX is a blend of cutting-edge manufacturing technology and tried-and-tested mechanical underpinnings: a traditional body-on-frame structure has been used to ensure reliability, durability, and driving performance, but it has been updated by adopting the new GA-F platform, realising a weight reduction of approximately 200kg, and achieving a digitally-developed high-rigidity body.
The old V8 of the previous generation LX has been put out to pasture, replaced by a pair of twin-turbo V6 engine, one a 3.5-litre petrol and the other a 3.3-litre diesel. The petrol produces 305kW of power and 650Nm of torque, while the diesel is good for 225kW and 700Nm of power and torque respectively. A 10-speed automatic transmission is mated to both engine options, while four-wheel-rive with a low-range transfer case is standard.
Obviously no Lexus is complete without bold and distinctive styling, and LX definitely meets the mark in this regard. A blend of sophistication, power and presence befitting a flagship SUV has been achieved with a massive grille, large front air dams, 22-inch forged alloy rims (on certain models), and angular design elements on the wheel arches and rear.
The LX pushes the technology boat out too, with a number of firsts: Lexus’ first fingerprint-authentication push-start switch contributes to reducing the risk of theft, and a camera that displays what is under the car for off-road driving.
More details as well as pricing will be released closer to the time of launch, but if you want to see more information now, have a look here: https://discoverlexus.com/reveal.