Lexus Trademarks LX600 Moniker – Is It About To Give Its SUV A New Engine?

Lexus has filed to trademark the ‘LX600’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, indicating that its flagship SUV could be getting a new engine.

In the United States, the current top Lexus SUV is sold exclusively with a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8 delivering 383 HP at 5600 rpm and 403 lb-ft (546 Nm) of torque at 3600 rpm as the LX 570. In other markets, the Toyota Land Cruiser-based model is also available with a 4.5-liter turbodiesel with 268 HP at 3600 rpm and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque between 1600 and 2800 rpm as the LX 450d.

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If Lexus were to stick with the same naming scheme, then it would make sense for the LX600 to be powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine. However, as Auto Guide points out, it’s no certainty that the badge reflects the vehicle’s engine displacement, as numerical badges don’t necessarily signify the size of the engines, especially with the advent of downsizing. It would also be somewhat strange to release a big 6.0-liter V8 specifically for the LX, since Lexus doesn’t currently produce such an engine.

With this in mind, there’s certainly a possibility that Lexus is instead preparing to offer the LX with another engine from the Toyota family, perhaps the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 it already offers in vehicles like the LS500.

Whatever the case may be, it’s obvious that Lexus still sees some life left in the current LX, even though it’s been on the market since the 2008 model year.

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  • Rivaldo

    Very beautiful, mutch better than Bmw X7, nice grille, everything is just perfect.

  • ZYGIUS

    11 years old design still looks better than fresh MB GLS….

    • Merc1

      Get your eyes checked man.

      M

      • ZYGIUS

        im not arguing with MB fanboys

  • U8INIT

    idk what y’all say this car get it”s TENzzz!!! Yes, yes, let her thru…VIP….

  • Romain AA

    that thing is hideous

  • Bash

    Is it going to be a new coupe version?!

  • Six_Tymes

    It’s so frightening, it’ll scare little kids.

  • Nowan

    why don’t use the 5.0 V8 from LC500 ?

    • Merc1

      Would be awful in the LX.

      M

  • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

    Honestly I agree with some guys that it lives for so long and need to be changed

    But also it’s side view and interior still fresh the side and rear view can still compete with the latest GLS/X7 and the interior not that far behind either, the main problem is just in that big hole in the front and the 15 years old engine that constructed and designed from not less than 18 years

    • Merc1

      Are you serious? This thing is outdated in nearly every way. The packaging is horrible and it’s interior no where near the X7/GLS. It’s terrible on road. Still fresh? They keep applying more and more makeup to try to hide it’s age. Now looks like a ridiculous ricer special. The combination of reliability, capability and durability of this truck is unmatched because it’s just a Land Cruiser in drag, but it’s woefully outdated and now it looks even more ridiculous than ever.

      M

      • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

        When I was talking, I was talking design wise , I know that Toyota/lexus infotainment is the most rubbish among all

        I am not talking technical, honestly the next generation Land Cruiser 300 will still have near side profile

        +

        Neither LandCruiser nor LC are X7 / GLS competitor at all, Lexus nor Toyota don’t yet have this thing in the lineup

        Maybe that LX600 found in recent patent

        • Merc1

          Design wise this truck used to be solid, but now it’s a joke. It looks like a fast and furious kit car.

          M

  • TheBelltower

    This horse deserves a one-way ride to the glue factory.

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