Following its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in US-specification, Lexus has now unveiled the refreshed LX 570 for the Japanese market.
Arriving at Lexus dealers across Japan from September 14, the brand’s flagship SUV comes equipped with the same 5.7-liter V8 engine offered in the United States. In Japan, the unit delivers 377PS (372hp) at 5,600 rpm and 534Nm (394lb-ft) of torque at 3,200. 90 percent of peak torque is available from 2,000 rpm. Mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels, the V8 engine returns 6.5 km/L (15.4 l/100 km or 15.3 mpg US) under Japan’s JC08 cycle.
The Lexus LX 570 gets the same design updates as in the US, including the redesigned front end sporting the large spindle grille and a more aggressive bumper. The SUV gets sequential LED turn signal lamps, for the first time utilized in a Lexus vehicle. The lamps light up in a flowing sequence, increasing visibility when turning right or left. The available 21-inch aluminum wheels are also a first for Lexus LX.
The interior get contrasting materials such as metal, leather and wood grain and offers new equipment including the Lexus Climate Concierge advanced climate control system, which features the Climate Concierge Switch. This function unifies control of automatic air conditioning, steering-wheel heating, and heating and seat ventilation for driver, passenger, and second row seats. Additionally, the LX gets the Vehicle Information and Communication System WIDE (VICS WIDE4), a new navigation system with a 12.3-inch display that offers increased usability.
Lexus also offers a rear-seat entertainment system which features two high-resolution 11.6-inch monitors built into the backs of the front seats. Safety features are highlighted by the Lexus Safety System + package, which includes Pre-collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection function, Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Adaptive Hi-beam System (AHS) and Radar Cruise Control (with All-speed Tracking function).
The Lexus LX 570 is priced at 11,000,000 yen (approximately $88,690) in Japan - that is more than double than the updated Toyota Land Cruiser 200 it’s based on.