2022 Lexus LX Australian details

2022 Lexus LX Australian details

This luxury laden SUV has an interior fit for a king, but it also has the ability to get down and dirty tackling some of the toughest terrain in Australia.

Lexus has detailed its new Outback limousine.

The new Lexus LX due to land in showrooms from April this year and is based on the recently launched Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

Unlike the diesel-only LandCruiser the luxury focused LX is also available with petrol power.

Potential customers keen on petrol power can choose the LX600 that gets a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine making a hefty 305kW and 650Nm. Lexus hasn’t revealed fuel use, but the LS500 sedan is equipped with the same engine and uses 10L/100km, expect more than this in the heavier LX.

Fans of diesel power can choose the LX500d that uses a 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 unit making 227kW and 700Nm. The mechanically similar LandCruiser drinks 8.9L/100km when powered by this engine.

The LX600 is available in seven, five and four seat layouts and in four levels of trim: the base version is sevens seats, the F Sport and Sport Luxury five seats and Ultra Luxury is a four-seater. The LX500d has the same model line-up except for the Ultra Luxury grade.

Lexus Australia boss John Pappas believes the LX sets a new standard for flagship SUVs.

“With the strength of twin-turbocharged powertrains, new F Sport and Ultra Luxury grades, multiple seating configurations and the exclusive Encore Platinum owner benefits program, the new-generation LX offers breathtaking luxury and capability,” says Mr Pappas.

The range-topping four-seater LX600 Ultra Luxury grade has unparalleled rear legroom with two individual seats that can recline 48 degrees, have five massage functions and an adjustable ottoman.

The seats also have access to wireless device charging, four new climate controls and two 11.6-inch rear digital screens.

This builds on the standard 20-inch alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front and second row leather accented seats, 25-speaker Mark Levinson stereo and interior wood trim.

Up front there are two central screens, one 12.3-inch touchscreen and another seven-inch display. It comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and in-built satnav and digital radio.

This is complemented by an eight-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.

All LX models have all-wheel drive and specific off-road driving modes that cover Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow and Rock.

Both petrol and diesel versions have a braked towing capacity of 3500kg.

All LX models come with membership to the brand’s airline-style “Encore Platinum” program.

Benefits include access to Lexus’s premium vehicles when travelling in Australia and New Zealand.

The vehicle will be waiting at the Qantas Valet carpark at major airports when the owner lands. Alternatively they can be picked up from a nearby dealership.

As well as valet parking at Westfield and Chadstone shopping centres among other benefits.

Lexus hasn’t revealed prices yet, but expect top-spec models to cost north of $200,000.

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Author: Shirley