Toyota launched the brand new Land Cruiser again in June this yr and now Lexus is on the brink of take the wraps off its luxurious equal. The subsequent-generation LX will have a good time its world premiere on Thursday, October 14, at 1:30 AM JST, which works out to Wednesday, October 13, at 12:30 PM Jap or 4:30 PM GMT. The official debut will happen on-line courtesy of a livestream on YouTube, which we can have up and operating on Motor1.com a number of hours earlier than the beginning.
Lexus does not present any particulars about its luxobarge, however the teaser picture exhibits a large LED mild bar and the LX 600 badge for what we assume will likely be a brand new range-topping model. It isn’t all too stunning seeing as how the Japanese premium model took the authorized measures to register the nameplate with the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace in 2019 in addition to in different nations.
The absence of the letter “h” on the finish tells us the powertrain won’t be a hybrid, and assuming Lexus (in contrast to many different manufacturers) nonetheless cares about what a badge represents, the LX 600 ought to have a 6.0-liter engine. Frankly, that appears an excessive amount of in at present’s downsizing period, particularly for the reason that Land Cruiser has misplaced each V8 gasoline and diesel engines.
Facet be aware – It wouldn’t be the primary “600” Lexus because the previous-gen LS was out there in an LS600h specification. There was even an open-top Landaulet created by Belgian coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet for the royal wedding ceremony of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The LS600h did not characteristic a 6.0-liter mill, so we would not depend on the LX 600 on having such a big engine both.
As a refresher, the Land Cruiser comes with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 to interchange the previous naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V8. It is good for 409 horsepower (305 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque, making it nearly 30 hp and 80 lb-ft extra highly effective whereas offering higher low-end punch and considerably improved gas effectivity. After all, time will inform whether or not it will likely be simply as dependable.
Or Would You Reasonably Have Its Mainstream Sibling?
The most important Toyota SUV (excluding the uncommon Mega Cruiser) might be had with a twin-turbodiesel 3.3-liter. Additionally a V6, it pumps out 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). In some markets, the LC300 can be supplied with a base naturally aspirated V6. Relying on the engine, the Land Cruiser comes with a six- or ten-speed computerized transmission.
Toyota has retired its flagship SUV from North America, however you’ll be able to relaxation assured the LX will likely be out there. Anticipate some main adjustments on account of transitioning to the TNGA-F platform, which within the Land Cruiser’s case, has lower as much as 441 kilos (200 kilograms) of weight. The respected off-roader is brimming with tech, that includes every thing from a 360-degree digital camera to a fingerprint authentication system, and it goes with out saying the LX will likely be not less than simply as refined as its mainstream counterpart.
Following its debut subsequent week, the brand new Lexus LX ought to go on sale in North America seemingly within the first half of 2022.