Lexus has whipped the wraps off the new-generation LX, with the Japanese luxury car manufacturer saying its flagship SUV has been “designed to provide vehicle occupants with exceptional comfort and enrich their life experiences”, while maintaining its off-road driving prowess and reliability. Watch the launch video below…
The new LX maintains its traditional body-on-frame structure to “ensure reliability, durability, and driving performance”. Adopting the firm’s new GA-F platform, the latest model tips the scales at “approximately” 200 kg less than its forebear.
In terms of exterior styling, the most notable item separating the new LX from its Toyota-badged cousin – the Land Cruiser 300 – is its prominent front grille, flanked by a pair of tapered headlamps which incorporate striking LED daytime-running lights. The L-shaped, combination LED taillamps emphasise the rear silhouette.
Inside, the new LX features Lexus’ first dual-stacked touchscreen arrangement, comprising 12.3- and seven-inch displays. Thanks to the newly added VIP level of specification, the LX is “more personalised”. “Specially” designed, VIP grade includes four independent seats for “elegant and safe” travel. F Sport trim, meanwhile, “allows customers to enjoy sporty driving on winding roads”. A first for a Lexus, the LX is fitted with fingerprint authentication for the engine start button.
The new LX is offered with the choice of two powertrains, a “high-output, high-torque” 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and “powerful” 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 oil-burner. Lexus South Africa has confirmed the new LX will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022, with local levels of specification announced closer to the launch date.