Lexus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, is an illustrious enterprise in premium segment of cars. Lexus, a benchmark in the premium car segment, introduced its Lexus LX series of sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the year 1996. Till date, the automaker has produced three generations of the Lexus LX, which are based on Toyota Land Cruiser series platform. All the generations achieved phenomenal success in several car markets across the globe. This luxury sports utility vehicle is loaded with advanced technologies for an exceptional cruising experience. Among its contenders are Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX56, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and Audi Q7.
Lexus LX 570 is expected to be launched in Indian market by the end of 2012. The car will be assimilated with a power-packed 5.7-litre 5700cc V8 engine. Moreover, the off-road crawl mode of the car will allow throttle and braking in off-roading terrains. Beside technical capabilities, Lexus LX 570 will impress aficionados with its sturdy construction. Furthermore, the plush interiors featuring various comfort, convenience and safety arrangements will give a comfortable ride. Among family features are the rear DVD player and LCD screen complete with wireless headphones and bluetooth interface.
Engines & Specifications of Lexus LX
The latest series of Lexus LX is powered by an advanced 5.7 litres V8, aluminium block and heads engine. Power-packed engine delivers power output of 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and torque of 546 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Lexus LX 570, latest generation of Lexus LX will have an advanced six-speed automatic transmission, which allows selection of appropriate gear ratio as per vehicle's speed and driving conditions.
Moreover, transfer case will provide an option to switch to four-wheel drive for better handling in off-roading conditions. The mechanism use TORSEN limited-slip locking centre differential will be integrated for power distribution into front-to-rear ratio. Four-wheel active traction control (A-TRAC), vehicle stability control (VSC) and crawl control and hill-start assist control (HAC) are among other notable mechanisms integrated with Lexus LX 570.
Performance of Lexus LX
Lexus LX 570 will be have valvetrain with four cams, four valves per cylinder, with dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and a compression ratio of 10.2:1. The technology increases torque at lower speeds for improved towing power and also boost performance of SUV at higher speeds with an adjustment of intake and exhaust valve timing. For long-term durability and efficiency, there will be symmetrical arrangement of 32 valves and chain-driven dual overhead camshafts (DOHC).
Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of Lexus LX
Bold lines and body-side moulding will grab the attention of onlookers. Among other highlights of the sturdy SUV will be the gracious grille bagging Lexus hallmark, chrome-plated door handles. Interiors of eight-capacity SUV will be designed with precision to ensure utmost comfort of occupants. Optitron instrument are 40/20/40 split are notable highlights of the latest generation of LX series.
To ensure safety of passengers, there are 10 safety airbags within the car. There is four-zone climate control system for ensuring utmost comfort of passengers. Moreover, seats feature pre-tensioners for convenience during the drive. Emergency locking retractor, active front headrests, adaptive front lighting system (AFS), pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control, front and side camera are some of the noteworthy safety arrangements in Lexus LX.
Rs. 75 lakhs to Rs. 80 lakhs
5.7 litres V8, aluminium block and heads engine
Maximum power of 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and torque of 546 Nm at 3,600 rpm