Lexus has updated its large LX 570 SUV and it now features both cosmetic and technical improvements that give it a distinct look along with added luxury features.
Lexus LX 570 – Specifications and Features
The Lexus LX 570 is fitted with a powerful 32-valve, 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine with Variable Valve Timing – intelligent (VVT-i) and Double OverHead Camshafts (DOHC) that produces 270kW and 530Nm of torque. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a 6-speed sequential-shift, electronically-controlled automatic gearbox (ECT) with paddle shift. The top speed for the LX 570 is electronically limited to 210km/h with an urban fuel consumption figure of 14.8-litres/100km. CO2 emissions are rated at 350g/km.
The full-time four wheel drive (4WD) system incorporates a Torsen limited slip centre differential and power transfer between high and low range is achieved by pushing a button on the centre console. The LX 570 also features a Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) system that provides flexibility in different driving conditions and the driver can choose between five road conditions including rock, rock and dirt, mogul, loose rock and mud and sand.
Lexus’ Spindle Grille design is a defining feature of the LX 570, as it is on the CT, GS and RX models. The large Spindle Grille is complemented with two square bi-xenon headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and a new bumper design. The headlight, with auto function, and the rear LED tail lights have been re-designed.
The luggage bay, which can accommodate 1276-litres, features an electric liftgate with a built-in reverse camera. Pre-wiring for a towbar and trailer has been installed in the rear bumper and the LX 570 has a braked towing capacity of 3 225kg. The LX 570 also features a new split 5-twin spoke 20-inch alloy wheel design with a liquid graphite finish. The outside mirrors fold electronically and feature reverse auto-tilt with integrated puddle lights to welcome the driver when the key is detected. An electric tilt/slide moonroof lets more light into the cabin.
The LX 570 features keyless entry and the cabin is spacious and luxurious with three rows of seats with a capacity for eight passengers. The front seats are electronically adjustable with a built-in heating function. The second row of seats feature reclining functionality with power slide.
The centre console features a full-colour, multi-information touch sensitive TFT display screen which provides access to navigation, Multi-Terrain Select, ventilation system and the 19-speaker, 450W, Mark Levinson sound system. The rear entertainment system features a DVD player with dual 7-inch LCD screens mounted behind the front headrests.
The LX 570 is equipped with 10 airbags as standard which include driver and front passenger knee airbags, front and second-row seat mounted airbags and side curtain airbags. All eight seating positions feature three-point seat belts. Active safety features include a Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), off road ready active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist (HAC) and Crawl Control.
Lexus LX 570 – Price
Lexus LX 570 (2012) 5.7 V8 - R1 178 600