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.