NEW LEXUS LX: AUSTRALIAN SPECIFICATIONS

Australian specifications for the new Lexus LX flagship SUV which arrives in April, 2022
are here. It will have human-centred Tazuna cockpit concept with dual centre screens,
“Hey Lexus!” natural speech recognition. A BladeScan adaptive high-beam system, and a
25-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System.

Available on selected grades is Lexus-debut fingerprint identification for engine start.

The ownership experience features a three-year membership to the leading Lexus Encore
Platinum owner benefits program.

There’s Lexus on Demand, where members can borrow another Lexus to suit their needs
or when travelling interstate or to New Zealand on four occasions, for up to eight days.

Members are also provided with eight valet parking passes to use at select Westfield
shopping centres and Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne.

The LX 600 Ultra Luxury is the new range flagship has opulent exclusive four-seat cabin
layout. Electrically adjustable and heated/ventilated second-row seats deliver 860mm of
legroom, a seatback with up to 48-degree recline, an independently adjustable ottoman
with two-position memory, and a five-stage massage function.

It is powered by 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 305kW of power and 650Nm of
torque.

All seat functions, rear wireless smartphone charging, and controls for the four-zone
climate control and twin 11.6-inch rear displays – with HDMI, Miracast or Wi-Fi
compatibility – are accessed through the centrally located rear control panel.

The LX F Sport and LX Sports Luxury grades has three rear seats. It’s offered with the
option of a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine with 227kW and 700Nm.

F Sport and Sports Luxury highlights shared with the Ultra Luxury include front and rear-
outboard seat heating and ventilation, a heated steering wheel, centre console-mounted
cool box, a digital rear-view mirror, soft-close doors and fingerprint identification for the
engine start button.

The Lexus F Sport has a jet-black grille featuring a mesh pattern and a black-plated grille
frame. Satin-plated moulding is featured across the front and rear of the vehicle, and
standard are 22-inch forged alloy wheels.

Inside, the F Sport has Hadori aluminium ornamentation, aluminium pedals and scuff
plates, perforated leather-accented steering wheel and gear shifter, and sports seats with
exclusive upholstery colours.

The F Sport has a rear Torsen limited-slip differential, front and rear performance dampers
(bracing), Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and a unique electric power steering tune.

The Sports Luxury has 22-inch forged alloy wheels and a spindle grille composed of
floating lateral bars that form a 3D shape.

Inside, hand-crafted Takanoha’ ornamentation uses a three-layer wooden mosaic
technique to create an impression reminiscent of hawk feathers, where the veneer is
shaved three times while changing the shaving angle to deliver the intricate pattern.

The LX 600 and LX 500d have four-zone climate control with NanoeX, leather-accented
seats with Shimamoku wood ornamentation.

A 25-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System will provide high level
entertainment.

The advanced Lexus Safety System+ technology suite includes: a pre-collision system
with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, front and rear parking support brake (PKSB)
with obstacle and vehicle detection, blind-spot monitor (BSM), dynamic radar cruise
control (DRCC), lane tracing assist (LTA), road sign assist (RSA) and a tyre pressure
warning monitor.

New safety technologies include intersection turn assist, which can issue warnings and
automatic braking if, at an intersection, the car turns in front of either an oncoming vehicle
in the opposite lane, or pedestrians walking in the opposite direction of the vehicle.

Lexus Connected Services includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle tracking
and SOS call functionality.

New Lexus LX will have significant off-road capability with Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep
Snow and Rock modes, and active height control suspension with Normal, High 1 and
High 2 settings for maximum ease over a broad range of surfaces.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the all-new LX sets new standards in
craftsmanship, refinement and capability among flagship SUVs.

“The all-new LX joins our LC sports car and LS flagship sedan within the incredible Lexus
L Series range, representing the pinnacle of Takumi craftsmanship, exhilarating
performance and imaginative technology,” Mr Pappas said.

“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.”

Pricing details will be revealed closer to the arrival of the Lexus LX in Australia in April
2022.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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