Lexus has previewed the new LX, which will again be closely related to the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The company has filed for a trademark in the U.S. for the name LX600.
We expect the LX600 to have a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 with upwards of 400 horsepower.
Now that the new Toyota Land Cruiser is here, the focus turns to the Lexus version. A new Lexus LX is taking shape thanks to a thinly veiled preview—literally—during the online reveal video for the new 2022 NX. Unlike the new Land Cruiser, which won't make its way stateside, the LX is expected to be sold in America, and Lexus has trademarked the LX600 name in the U.S.
Unlike the current LX570 model, which has a 5.7-liter V-8 engine, the new LX's nomenclature won't correspond with its engine displacement. We think the LX600 will have the same twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 as the Land Cruiser, which makes 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in global versions of the SUV. A 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive will be standard. A hybrid version may arrive later on with the same iForce Max powertrain as the 2022 Toyota Tundra.
As for the LX's new look, we can see in the teaser that it has L-shaped lighting accents and the Lexus spindle grille—no surprises there. It will again be visually differentiated from the Land Cruiser with lots of extra chrome trim and ritzier trimmings inside.
The price difference was small between the previous Toyota and Lexus versions of this luxury SUV, with the Toyota starting at $87,030 and the Lexus at $88,550. The LX outsold its slightly downmarket stablemate in the U.S., which explains why Toyota only saw fit to offer a single version of this model for its new generation. We expect to hear more about the new LX within the next few months, and it should go on sale in early 2022.
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