Lexus unveil the new-gen LX 600

Kenneth John Published: October 14, 2021, 11:46 AM IST

In India, we all know the Lexus LX as the SUV that started the massive front grille tradition, and while they are a little too big for our roads, we do love an SUV with a commanding character and that's exactly what the Lexus flagship LX brings to the table. Lexus has unveiled the new LX 600 but we just don't know as yet if it will be coming to India.

Since 1995, Lexus has offered the Land Cruiser-based LX, which is presently in its fourth generation. The new LX 600 is powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V-6 that produces 415PS and 650 Nm of torque and is based on the same body-on-frame GA-F chassis that supports the LC300 and the new Tundra.

The engine is similar to the one found in the new Toyota Tundra and the Lexus LS500, and it's mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox with a two-speed transfer case that distributes power to all four wheels.

The LX 600 has Lexus' Active Height Control (AHC) suspension technology, which use hydraulics to modify ride height. Low (for passenger access), Normal, High 1 and High 2 are the four ride height options. A new version of Multi-Terrain Select is also available, as is a low-speed Crawl Control mode, which acts as a type of off-road cruise control.

The 2022 Lexus LX features a new design, but it keeps the same 112-inch wheelbase and larger-than-life presence as past versions of Lexus' flagship. A three-dimensional, seven-bar spindle grille serves as the focal point of the redesigned fascia on the top-end "Ultra Luxury" variant. From the front clip to the rear, the new LX resembles the previous car, with the exception of a small modification in the side profile, which has more muscular lines, creases, and bulges than the original LX 570.

With a new dual-screen infotainment system (12.3-inch upper and 7-inch lower) and a digital instrument cluster, the cabin improves significantly over the older LX 570. The LX 600 will also be available in an Ultra Luxury variant, featuring a spacious back seat and a plethora of luxury amenities for the rear passengers.

The Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is included in the new LX, and it includes a variety of driver-support features such as automated emergency braking, intelligent high lights, radar cruise control, lane departure alert and roadside help.

There is no word as to whether the Lexus LX 600 will grace the Indian market but it surely is making its way to the United States. As for the price, we're extremely unsure so wouldn't even want to make our guesses.

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