New Lexus LX demonstrates opulent craftsmanship and plenty of choice for customers


Bennett Oghifo

The all-new Lexus LX, which arrives next month, features qualities that represent the next chapter of Lexus, from its powerful design to new powertrains, advanced technologies and superb performance, whether in town or on the most difficult roads.

A statement from the automaker said: “Discerning customers will be able to select the quality that best suits their lifestyle, with Lexus offering the widest choice of variants ever offered with its flagship luxury SUV.

Two new Lexus engines – the twin-turbocharged LX 600 petrol and LX 500d diesel V6 engines – have a smaller displacement than the model’s previous naturally aspirated V8s, while delivering significantly more power, higher torque and improved fuel economy .

As the first full model change in 14 years, the all-new LX debuts the F Sport and top-line Ultra Luxury along with seating for four, five or seven, depending on grade.

The all-new flagship SUV range opens from $148,8001 for the twin-turbo 3.3-liter LX 500d, while the twin-turbo 3.5-liter LX 600 sibling starts at $152,3001.

The seven-seat LX 500d and LX 600 are generously equipped, including the new Tazuna cockpit where the design and layout of controls and information displays are precisely calculated for quick and easy operation with minimal eye movement or body.

A 12.3-inch main screen, 7.0-inch lower screen, 8.0-inch multi-information display and color head-up display communicate a wide range of information through the Lexus Multimedia Operating System. last generation.

Lexus Safety Sense+2, now with enhanced and additional features, comes standard on the new LX, enhancing overall vehicle safety.

New driver assistance technologies include Intersection Turn Assist2, which can detect a high risk of collision with oncoming vehicles or crossing pedestrians. The pre-collision system also benefits from Emergency Steering Assist2 which provides additional steering assistance during an emergency maneuver.

A host of off-road features include Multi-Terrain Select and Multi-Terrain Monitor2 for precise vehicle control and positioning in difficult terrain.

Creep Control2 – activated at the touch of a button at speeds below 10 km/h – automatically controls engine power and braking in very difficult or slippery conditions, so the driver can concentrate on driving. precise direction of the vehicle. A new Turn Assist feature2 uses brake pressure to increase response to the driver’s steering inputs and give the vehicle a tighter turning radius.

A full suite of Lexus Connected Services3 adds additional assurance to owners with valuable safety, security and vehicle information features.

Other spec highlights include 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, new four-wheel active height control suspension, heated and power front seats with leather upholstery, Shimamoku ornaments Black, wireless smartphone charging4 and a 25-speaker Mark Levinson®5 premium audio system delivering pristine audio quality.

An upgrade pack – adding 22-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof and a hands-free tailgate with start sensor – is available for an extra $5,500.

Upgrading to the five-passenger Sports Luxury class brings a host of highly desirable features, including premium leather seats with heating and ventilation, heated steering wheel, cooler, rear dual-seat entertainment system and new ornamentation. ‘Takanoha’ – a precisely shaved wood veneer to create a pattern resembling hawk feathers.

Additional security comes from a new fingerprint sensor, a first for Lexus, to authorize push-button starter operation.

The lavishly appointed five-passenger Sports Luxury category is available with diesel and gasoline powertrains starting at $165,800.1

The introduction of the first LX F Sport results in a dynamic and styling upgraded version of the LX starting at $171,800. alloy wheels and a black mesh grille.

Interior features include F Sport seats with additional bolsters, F Sport steering wheel, aluminum accents and the option of F Sport exclusive Flare Red interior trim.

The all-new Ultra Luxury flagship – with four independent seats and supreme comfort – is available exclusively as a twin-turbo petrol version starting at $210,800.1

Rear-seat comfort is assured with a pair of 48-degree reclining individual captain’s chairs, massage function, deluxe headrests, passenger-side pillion and exclusive quilted upholstery offered in black and new Sunflare colors.

A unique rear center console incorporates a touchscreen for seat and climate controls, a wireless smartphone charger4, two USB-C ports and additional storage space for a luxurious chauffeured experience.

All variants, except the Ultra Luxury, are available with a newly developed 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel engine, producing 227 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque from 1600 to 2600 rpm, improvements of 27 kW and 50 Nm compared to the outgoing LX 450d.

Alternatively, customers can select the smooth and powerful 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 with 305kW at 5200rpm and 650Nm from 2000-3600rpm, significant increases of 35kW and 120Nm over to the previous 5.7-liter V8.

An unparalleled ownership experience continues with a three-year membership in the leading Lexus Encore Platinum6 owner benefits program – including the pioneering Lexus On Demand, where members can borrow another Lexus to meet their needs or when they travel interstate or to New Zealand four times, up to eight days7. Members also receive eight valet parking passes for use at select Westfield shopping centers and the Chadstone Shopping Center in Melbourne8.

The all-new LX comes with three years of price capped maintenance, costing just $595 for each of the first six scheduled services with six-month/10,000 km service intervals.9

Lexus Australia managing director John Pappas said the all-new LX range will appeal to a wide range of customers.

“As a leading luxury lifestyle brand, Lexus aims to provide its customers with the luxury of choice, and the all-new LX lineup does just that,” Mr. Pappas said.

“With two powertrains, four model classes and three seating arrangements to choose from, discerning LX customers can choose the perfect variant to suit their lifestyle.”

Six exterior colors are available on the all-new LX, consisting of Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Liquid Metal, Onyx, Graphite Black and Khaki Metal.


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