Lexus has announced that the facelifted 2016 Lexus LX 570 will go on sale in Japan on September 14. The new Lexus LX 570 gets advances in design, performance and several other aspects, and will be offered with three row seating capability. The new 2016 Lexus LX 570 is priced at ¥11,000,000 (including consumption tax).
The new LX 570 boasts of a number of unique features as the brand’s flagship SUV. Features like Lexus Climate Concierge, advanced climate control system and Easy Access, which automatically adjusts vehicle height during ingress and egress will be standard. It also gets the Lexus Safety System+ package which will be offered in the Japanese market for the first time.
The front features a reworked spindle grille with satin chrome surrounds with the lower portion being optimised to take on a protective design. The front also sports reworked bumpers with stylish fog lamps. The new LX 570 gets sequential LED turn signals which will be offered in a Lexus vehicle for the first time. The rear of the SUV features new design tail lamps, redesigned bumpers and minor changes to the tailgate. Additionally the new LX 570 will sport 21-inch aluminum wheels for the first time as an option, with machine-cut highlights and a new centre ornament.
The interior has been designed to be functional exuding a luxurious feel with the use of leather, wood grain and metal trim. It features a 12.3-inch widescreen display with Vehicle Information and Communication System along with a new navigation suite offering increased accuracy of traffic information. The refreshed 2016 LX will also get Lexus Climate Concierge advanced climate control system which unifies controls of automatic air conditioning, heating and seat ventilation in the front two rows and heated steering-wheel.
The Lexus Safety System + package includes active safety technologies like Pre-collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection function, Adaptive Hi-beam System (AHS), Radar Cruise Control (with All-speed Tracking function) and Lane Departure Alert (LDA). Additional safety features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Multi-terrain Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist will be offered as standard equipment.
The 2016 Lexus LX 570 will be powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 hp and 546 Nm of torque. Lexus claims that the engine is capable of generating 90% of its maximum torque at 2,000 rpm. The engine will be mated to an electronically controlled 8-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain gets features like Variable Gear Ratio Steering, Customized mode, Drive Mode Select, 4-wheel Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension System (AVS) among others.