New Lexus LX 570 S Goes Official In Australia For A Whopping AU$168,089

We’ve spotted the Lexus LX S for the first time a year ago, and now the range-topping version of the massive SUV is going official in Australia.

The LX 570 S comes with a series of exclusive features aimed at giving it a bold look and improved handling. Those include a more aggressive body kit, large alloy wheels, front performance damper, semi-aniline leather-accented trim, and alloy pedals.

The exterior sports sharp front and rear bumper skirts, gloss black 21-inch forged alloy wheels, and an exclusive mesh pattern for the spindle grille. More subtle details include the courtesy lamps in the side mirrors that project “LX S” branding on the ground, and the LX 570 S badge on the rear.

Australian customers can have the LX 570 S in two exterior colors: Sonic Quartz and Starlight Black.

Inside, Lexus’ range-topping LX brings semi-aniline perforated leather trim available in Black or a rich burgundy color named Garnet that’s unique for the LX 570 S. The Shimamoku Grey ornamentation is also exclusive to the LX 570 S. The alloy pedals round off the interior tweaks. Complementing these sporty parts is a front performance damper that’s said to improve body rigidity and steering stability.

As the brand’s flagship model, the LX 570 S is loaded with standard technology, safety, and luxury features. The Lexus Safety System + includes a pre-collision safety system with pedestrian detection, radar active cruise control, lane departure warning, adaptive high-beam system, head-up display, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

The list of standard features continues with a reversing camera with an almost 180-degree field of view, 10 airbags, four-camera multi-terrain monitor and panoramic view monitor. Standard comfort features include a heated steering wheel, four-zone climate control air conditioning, as well as ventilation and heating for the front and outboard second-row seats. Finally, the LX 570 S offers a 12.3-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation.

All Lexus LX 570 S models are powered by a 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine rated at 367 PS/362 hp and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Prices in Australia start from AU$168,089 (roughly $119,110), an AU$6,500 premium over the model on which it is based, the LX 570 with Enhancement Pack.

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  • Six_Tymes

    THE UGLIEST SUV ON THE ROAD! That thing is a behemoth of ugliness

    • Bo Hanan

      I love the interior.

  • TheBelltower

    Lexus/Toyota needs to stop making their cars look like horror movies. Think about the children!

    Seriously… Lexus all look ridiculous.

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      I’ll take a ridiculous looking LC 500 thanks.

  • Hitchens2

    Just give me a Land Cruiser

  • Merc1

    Why not give it the supercharged engine from the Arab market version?

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    • Mr. EP9

      That’s too much work.

  • Callanish

    You would have to be a brand snob and really not care about looks whatsoever if you’re willing to pay 168,000 Australian dollaridoos for something that looks as horrific as this.

    • Able

      They’ve sold 277 of them so far this year. People do, unfortunately.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    They’re not even trying these days.

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    I quite like the look of the regular LX, esp in black, but this is too OTT for my liking. Also to the editor, $168k AUD Is about $118k USD, plus this vehicle attracts our ridiculous Luxury Car Tax. 33% over 66k AUD, so there is probably $20k of tax included in this as well.

  • Ahmed Jan

    These are really popular here in middle east. The love the design and extremely reliable. Unfortunately else where peope don’t like them

  • cbATL

    Vulgar is the only word to describe this POS.

  • Even I can’t deny this is too much, Lexus.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Am I… the only one who kinda finds this bad-ass looking?

    • robotlogic

      Yes

  • Blade t

    Damn, that’s pricey….

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