Saudi Arabia being the country with the most Lexus buyers was the chosen location to show the world the first viewing of the Lexus LX. The preview was done on-line and beamed across the globe to the many motoring enthusiasts who were already anticipating a dramatic upgrade to the styling and luxury features of this sought-after SUV.
Since the original launch in 1989 Lexus has always been a forerunner in the introduction of new technologies and value to its customers. The LX was introduced in 1996 as the flagship of the range due to the high-quality ride, comfort and driving performance on all types of roads around the world. Selling approximately 500 000 units in more that 50 countries and regions as of August 2021.
Designed to provide occupants with exceptional comfort and luxury focused on life experience enrichment. The traditional body-on-frame structure ensures reliability, durability, and ultimate driving experience. Weight reduction of 200 kg is achieved from the new GA-F platform but still retaining high-rigidity.
Available with a high-output, high-torque 3.5 litre V6 twin turbo petrol engine and a powerful 3.3 litre V6 diesel twin turbo engine. The previous V8 engine is no longer but the V6 has been developed to deliver improved performance in every category.
Electronically controlled brakes and electric-power steering system are also adopted to ensure drivers will enjoy Lexus-unique driving performance both on and off road. The top of the range VIP variant is especially designed with four independent seats for elegance and safety to travel on all kinds of roads. 22-inch forged alloy wheels dominate the side view showing off the largest wheel ever offered by Lexus.
From the front the facia has a very aggressive look driven by the extra-large grill taking up most of the front end with the Lexus brand badge positioned in the centre. The rear has combination lamps with the tail lamps adopting an L-shaped and continuous axial flow from the front to the shoulders and then to the rear silhouette.
Among other technical features the Lexus first fingerprint-authentication push-start switch is introduced to reduce the risk of theft. Ten fingerprints can be programmed to allow ten approved persons to drive the Lexus.
In South Africa the Lexus LX sells well in the market and the new model will be available in the first quarter of 2022. Prices and specifications will be published closer to launch.