2022 Lexus LX ultra-luxury SUV breaks cover and it's coming to SA in a few months

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2022 Lexus LX
2022 Lexus LX
  • 2022 Lexus LX said to be the most luxurious off-roader in the company's history.
  • Shares underpinnings with Toyota's highly-capable Land Cruiser 300.
  • Twin turbo V6 engines in petrol or diesel guise revealed at launch.
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Following hot on the heels of the launch of its new NX mid-size luxury SUV, Lexus has lifted the lid on its all-new big-boy SUV, the LX. Since 1996, the large Lexus LX has been winning the hearts of customers around the world. More than 500 000 LX vehicles have found homes in more than 50 countries, and in South Africa the model is one of the most popular vehicles in the Lexus portfolio despite its retina-searing price tag.

Lexus South Africa says it will disclose exact local specifications and pricing closer to the time of the South African introduction in the first quarter of 2022. However, as revealed at last night's function, the vehicle comes with two engine choices and a raft of gizmos and gadgets that will, arguably, please even the most discerning customers.

2022 Lexus LX
2022 Lexus LX

The new Lexus LX can be equipped with either a 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine or a 3.3-litre V6 diesel twin-turbo engine. No South African performance figures have been released yet but we expect them to fall in line with Toyota Land Cruiser 300 outputs.

An electronically controlled braking system (ECB) and an electric power steering system (EPS) is used in the new model to ensure customers can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride, regardless of whether you are on- or off-road.

Lexus says that its latest engineering innovations and the adoption of two new available powertrains will also contribute to improved environmental performance, reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions when the vehicle is in use by approximately 20 per cent on a global cumulative basis compared to the previous model.

2022 Lexus LX

In harsh off-road environments, to promote a safer and more comfortable driving experience, the instrument panel features Lexus' first dual display with a 12.3-inch upper screen and 7-inch lower screen, as well as Back Underfloor View, which displays the area beneath the rear part of the vehicle as a world first.

"The new LX is more personalised, and the newly added VIP grade is specially designed with four independent seats for elegant and safe travel on all kinds of roads. The F SPORT grade allows customers to enjoy sporty driving on winding roads," according to the manufacturer.

Exact local models and the engine line-up will be revealed early next year.

2022 Lexus LX
2022 Lexus LX

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