The new Lexus LX shared the components and assemblies with the Toyota Land Cruiser 300, but received a more expensive interior trim and rich equipment.
Lexus has unveiled the new generation LX model, which debuted four months after the Toyota Land Cruiser 300. The world premiere of the Japanese brand’s flagship SUV took place in parallel in several cities around the world.
Lexus LX received a design in a new corporate style of the brand with a large radiator grille with three-dimensional cells, as well as the lettering of the brand name, which in the future will be received by all new models of the manufacturer.
The new generation car is built on the new TNGA architecture using the largest GA-F platform, which is also used at the heart of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300.
The new chassis made it possible to shift the center of gravity of the car. In addition, the weight distribution of the car was also optimized due to a different arrangement of the engine. And the use of a new lighter suspension, as well as the widespread use of aluminum, made it possible to significantly reduce the weight of the car. The new LX is about 200 kg lighter than its predecessor.
At the same time, the overall dimensions, including the wheelbase of 2850 mm, remained unchanged. The car also retained the same geometry with a ground clearance of 215 mm and entry and exit angles as in the previous model. In addition, the car already received the AHC suspension as standard, which allows you to adjust the ground clearance depending on the driving conditions. An active electronic anti-roll bar is also available on the LX to combat body roll and pitching.
The powertrain lineup of the new LX includes two supercharged six-cylinder engines. The petrol engine is a twin-turbocharged V6 with 415 hp. and peak moments of 650 Nm. Diesel is also a turbocharged V6, but already with a volume of 3.3 liters and a return of 299 hp. and 700 Nm. Both engines are paired with the latest 10-speed automatic.
Inside, the Lexus LX has a new architecture with two displays: a small 7-inch screen and a large 12.3-inch touchscreen display of the new media system. The large monitor also serves as an off-road assistance system, which uses four cameras to help the driver monitor the situation around the vehicle. In addition, the SUV received the Multi-terrain Monitor function, thanks to which the driver can check the road condition right under the car without leaving the passenger compartment.
Lexus LX also received some functions from the Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Thus, the engine start button received an option to recognize the driver by fingerprint, which allows you to save the basic settings of the car for each of the users of the car.