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Lexus LX 2024 Design Sporty and Luxury

Lexus LX 2024. Toyota’s luxury brand unveiled the all-new 2022 Lexus LX in October 2021. It’s the fourth generation of the flagship Lexus SUV and a sister model of Toyota’s all-new Land Cruiser 300 (J300). Presenting the Lexus LF-Z Electrified electric SUV coupe concept, Lexus briefed on its new electrification strategy in March 2021. It will roll out 20 new or improved models by 2025, and more than ten of them will have electrification. At one end of the spectrum, there are radical BEVs like a production Lexus LF-Z Electrified (Lexus RZ), and on the other, traditional models like the Lexus LX will come in one or more partially electrified forms.

Just about a month after Lexus announced the LX 600, the brand’s Japanese website issued an all-important notice. Lexus says that it might take up to 4 years for customers to get delivery of their Lexus SUV. The 4-year delivery date forecast is as of February 18, 2022, but it still reads on the website. Customers in Japan who had ordered the SUV in November 2021, when the first batch was open for reservations, have to wait for more than one year, according to Creative Trend‘s report dated February 18, 2022.

Lexus says the production scenario might change in the future, and deliveries might happen sooner. The announcement has been made in the wake of another similar notice by parent company Toyota regarding the new Land Cruiser series, on which the Lexus LX 600 is based. Toyota issued a similar apology in January 2022, stating that deliveries for the SUV could take up to 4 years in the Japanese market. This explains how sought-after the new flagship SUVs from Lexus and Toyota are worldwide, and how the semiconductor shortage has curtailed production. For this reason, Lexus may delay new variants including the Hybrid.

Lexus LX 2024 Design

The Lexus LX 2024 will have the same blocky shape as the LX models that came before it, but it will look more modern. The spindle grille on this SUV has been updated to look better, and the “L” in the middle is now bigger. The best part of this car is its attractive front end. The F Sport trim level, which is the most popular of the available options, can change the look of this SUV in a big way.

This version has 22-inch wheels and a grille that has been painted black. It also has adjustable shock absorbers and a brand-new Torsen limited-slip differential in the back. Lexus says that the Multi-Terrain Select system will soon get an update that will add more off-road capabilities and different ways to drive.

Lexus LX 2024 Sporty and Luxury Interior

When it comes out in 2023, the Lexus LX600 will definitely be more modern than the other LX models. Lexus says that this SUV will have different ways to arrange the seats. The standard model will have two rows of seats and space for five people. The Premium, Luxury, and F Sport models, on the other hand, will have three rows of seats and enough room for seven people. Lexus also offers a brand-new Ultra Luxury trim, which comes with two comfortable seats in a four-seat configuration.

The new L600 will be technologically better than its predecessor. It will have a dual-screen infotainment system that uses the latest version of the Lexus Interface software. A 12.3-inch touchscreen is on top, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen is below it. This second touchscreen controls the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. We really like the new digital gauge cluster that measures 8.0 inches and comes as standard equipment. The LX600 also offer many driver-assistance systems like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.

Lexus LX 2024 Engine Specs

The 2024 Lexus L600 will only have one type of powertrain. The source says that it will come with the twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine that can make 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.If we compare these results to the original normally aspirated 5.7-liter V8 engine, we can see that the newer engine is better, even though it has a smaller displacement. We also think that this powertrain will use less gas because it will have a start/stop technology that only needs one click to turn off. The company will also include a brand-new automatic gearbox with 10 different gears.

Lexus LX 2024 Release Date, Price

Recent reports say that the new Lexus LX 2024 will go on sale the following year, most likely in the second half of that year.The next model will look similar to the LX570 and use the same mechanics. Even so, it will eventually move to the new platform that the Land Cruiser SUV and the Tundra pickup truck share. As for the price, it will be a little less than $90k.

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Lexus LX 2024 News

The 2022 Lexus LX features a design that is both familiar and refreshing. It’s quite different from the latest Land Cruiser model, but the similarities are seen in the more pronounced power bulges on the hood and the rounded-off door mirrors.At the front, the 2022 Lexus LX has a new spindle grille with a 3D shape consisting of seven floating bars, straighter headlamps with new L-shaped DRLs, and new, large side air inlets cut into the bumper.

On the sides, Lexus has pulled the A-pillars back to form the so-called “cab-backward design” and given the wheel arches more definition. The D-pillars lean forward, just like those of the outgoing LX, and so, the 2022 LX doesn’t have the upright tailgate of the Land Cruiser 300. LX customers were asking for more differentiation from the Land Cruiser, and Lexus has delivered, but not by introducing remarkably different changes but by retaining the familiar silhouette from the third generation.

At the rear, the 2022 LX offers a greater road presence with new tail lamps featuring L-shaped light clusters and a light blade spanning the vehicle width, a feature Lexus offered first on the UX and then the all-new NX. The tail lamps are larger and emphasize the width of the SUV much better, and their outer section running onto the shoulders is reminiscent of the third-gen Mitsubishi Outlander. Instead of the brand emblem, the 2022 LX has ‘Lexus’ in block lettering and an inverted license plate section on the tailgate.

For the first time, Lexus is offering an F Sport trim option, and it enhances the styling with a special spindle grille with jet-black chrome grille frame and a mesh pattern, exclusive 22-inch forged aluminum wheels, and F Sport emblems.

2022 Lexus LX interior & safety

The 2022 Lexus LX packs more noteworthy upgrades on the inside. There’s a new steering wheel with more buttons, an all-new, North American-developed Lexus Interface dual-screen touchscreen infotainment system that gives the center console a cleaner look, and a new, semi-digital instrument cluster. Customers can specify their 2022 LX in an all-new VIP version with four individual seats, a dedicated rear-seat console, and exclusive ceiling AC vents. Five-seat and seven-seat seating layouts are also available.

The Lexus Interface infotainment system comprises a 12.3-inch upper screen and a 7-inch lower screen. The upper screen shows navigation and audio controls, and it serves as the Multi-Terrain Monitor during off-road driving. The lower screen allows controlling the climate control system and serves as a driving-support screen for Multi-Terrain Select. Also new on the tech features list is wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto support.

Multi-Terrain Monitor shows the vehicle surroundings using four cameras. The upper screen can display the composite images of the foreground taken in advance as transparent underfloor images. The driver can check front-wheel position and underfloor conditions with these pictures. A Lexus-first and world-first feature called Back Underfloor View, using similar composite images, helps the driver check the position of the rear wheels and get an understanding of obstacles as well as details of the terrain. This feature is available when reversing the vehicle.

Another Lexus-first feature, although this is not a world-first, is a fingerprint reader. A sensor installed in the center of the ignition button checks if the fingerprint matches the fingerprint information registered in the vehicle, and the engine cannot start without a match.

The fingerprint authentication system would be a big relief to owners, especially in Japan, where Lexus LX thefts are rising. On April 12, 2021, the Aichi Prefectural Police Headquarters reported that during the second year of Reiwa (2020), Aichi Prefecture ranked no. 4 in car thefts in Japan. During that period, according to a document Aichi Prefectural Police Headquarters released, the Lexus LX was the most stolen vehicle with a share of 24.4% or 119 units in the crime. The Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 (LSS+ 2.5) safety suite, introduced on the 2021 IS, is standard equipment. Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection, Bicyclist Detection, and Emergency Steering Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA) are some of the main features of Lexus Safety System+ 2.5.

The Lexus LX has adopted the newly developed, 20% more rigid GA-F platform. It’s still a body-on-frame SUV, only more robust and yet lighter. Belonging to the TNGA platform family, the GA-F platform brings a weight reduction of 441 pounds to the LX. Lexus has increased the usage of high-strength steel plates, and for the first time ever in any of its models, made the roof out of aluminum. The hood and all door panels are also in aluminum. The company has pushed back the powertrain 70 mm (2.8 inches) and kept it 28 mm (1.1 inches) lower, improving the front-rear weight distribution and the center of gravity.

Key technical changes in the new Lexus LX include the adoption of an electric power steering, an electronic brake system, Active Height Control (AHC) system, and an Adaptive Variable System (AVS) as well. The Land Cruiser 300’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System won’t be available in the 2022 LX.

Lexus LX 2024 Powertrain & Variants

The Lexus LX 600 is the base variant, and as the name implies, it’s a gasoline-powered. In some markets, the Lexus LX 500d diesel variant is part of the range. The LX 600 packs the V35A-FTS 305 kW (409 hp)/650 Nm (479 lb.-ft.) 3.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline mill and the LX 500 the F33A-FTV 227 kW (304 hp)/700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.)* 3.3-liter single-turbo diesel engine, both linked to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The fourth-gen LX could get multiple facelifts during its lifecycle. At the time of the first refresh, which could come at the earliest in 2024, Lexus will likely introduce one or two hybrid variants. A U.S.-bound gasoline-electric full-hybrid variant is almost a certainty, while a diesel mild-hybrid variant could be in the pipeline, for Europe. Lexus needs an LX Hybrid in other parts of the world as well, like in Australia, for instance, where it wants electrified vehicles to start accounting for 80% of its sales by 2025. The company has lined up more than 10 new/improved electrified models for launch by 2025. It aims to offer all its models in at least one electrified form by 2025.

One speculation is that the U.S.-spec LX Hybrid could get a modified version of the Tundra Hybrid‘s i-Force Max hybrid system in which a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine is linked to a motor-generator system integrated into the bell-housing. The inline hybrid powertrain develops 437 hp and 583 lb.-ft. of torque in the hybrid truck. On June 6, 2021, creative311.com reported that the fourth-gen Lexus LX line-up would include an LX 750h hybrid variant in the future. The Lexus LX 750h would get the 3.5L gasoline hybrid powertrain, with the maximum power and maximum torque set at 480 hp and 871 Nm (642 lb.-ft.), respectively.

Price & Release Date

Given the situation with the shortage of semiconductor chips and the long waiting lines for the standard version, the Lexus LX hybrid variant could arrive in MY2024 or MY2025 in the U.S. market. Currently, the U.S.-spec LX comes in the LX 600 variant that packs the V35A-FTS 3.5L twin-turbo gasoline engine producing 409 hp at 5,200 rpm and 409 lb.-ft. at 2,000-3,600 rpm. A 10-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel drive system send drive to the wheels. The 2022 Lexus LX is now on sale in the U.S., with prices starting at USD 88,245 for the Base variant. The Premium variant is priced at USD 96,345 while the F-Sport Handling with the forged metal wheels and Torsen Limited Slip Differential is priced at USD 102,345. The Luxury and Ultra Luxury variants will cost USD 104,345 and USD 127,345, respectively. These prices include the USD 1,345 destination fee.

Lexus LX 600 variants Price Base USD 88,245PremiumUSD 96,345F Sport USD 102,345 Luxury USD 104,345 Ultra Luxury USD 127,345 Lexus LX 600 U.S. price list as of May 2022. MSRP includes delivery, processing and handling fee. Not inclusive of taxes, title, license and optional equipment.

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Update

The Lexus LX is a big, modern, full-size luxury SUV that hasn’t sacrificed its off-road toughness. Based on the new Toyota Land Cruiser, which is no longer offered in North America, the LX600 is powered by a 409-hp twin-turbo V-6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Rivals such as the BMW X7 and Cadillac Escalade offer a grander experience with a more adult-friendly third row, but the LX600 has other virtues. Instead of cold and corporate, it’s made for people who don’t mind getting sand between their toes. The LX600 is the epitome of glide, with a supple ride, adjustable air suspension, and comfy seats. But its stout body-on-frame construction and Land Cruiser DNA make it a luxury SUV that’s happy to go where the dirt is.

Lexus delivered a completely new-generation LX last year and doesn’t make any major changes to it or 2023.

We think the Luxury trim represents the best value here—value being a relative term when you’re talking six-figure SUVS—as it adds niceties such as semi-aniline leather upholstery, a Mark Levinson stereo system, and handsome 22-inch wheels among other features. If you’re looking for luxury that rivals the Range Rover or top-spec models from BMW and Mercedes, you’ll want to go with the Ultra Luxury trim, but doing so limits the cabin to just four seats.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The LX600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine that makes 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are both standard. This powertrain launched in the new Toyota Land Cruiser, which shares its mechanical underpinnings with the LX. Given Lexus‘s penchant for hybrid powertrains, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a gas-electric setup under the LX’s hood, similar to the one used in the 2022 Tundra pickup, but so far the company only offers this non-hybrid powertrain. On the road, the twin-turbo V-6 provides ample power as well as a refined nature suitable for a luxury vehicle such as the LX. In our testing the LX600 managed a 6.1-second zero-to-60-mph time, which will be more than enough for most drivers. Most models deliver a compliant ride, but those swooning over the F Sport model and its more aggressively-tuned suspension will have to put up with some ride harshness.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The LX600 earned fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway from the EPA, but we haven’t had a chance to test it on our 75-mph highway fuel economy route. For more information about the LX’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Inside, the new LX’s luxurious makeover is evident starting with a wide center console between the front seats that creates a cozy cockpit environment. Quilted leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped dashboard, wood trim, and smoked-chrome accents give the LX a high-end appearance and luxe ambiance. The entry-level Standard trim comes with room for five across in two rows of seats; the Premium, Luxury, and F Sport trims come with a third row of seats that increases passenger capacity to seven. The top-spec Ultra Luxury model is only offered as a four-seat layout, with dual captain’s chairs in the second row divided by a center console, plus rear-seat entertainment displays and wireless smartphone charging capability.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The LX’s dashboard comes with three standard displays: an 8.0-inch screen for the gauge cluster, a 12.3-incher for the infotainment, and a separate 7.0-inch screen for climate and vehicle controls. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard. Wireless charging is offered, and Lexus says audiophiles can upgrade the stereo to a 25-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system—if they have popped for either the LX Luxury or LX Ultra Luxury trim.

 

 

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