Lexus globally reveals all-new LX 

Lexus has globally revealed today the all-new LX as the second model of the next-generation range of Lexus following the NX.   

The new LX embodies the brand’s commitment to meeting the diversifying needs and lifestyles of customers while providing an elegant travelling sensation and exceptional driving experience.  

“As the flagship SUV of the Lexus brand the new LX is a significant model in our range,” says Andrew Davis, Lexus New Zealand General Manager. 

“The new LX has a striking new exterior design, a new vehicle platform and has a full update of driver and vehicle technology. The new platform also enables us to launch an all-new powertrain for LX as we continue to focus on the right powertrains for all customer needs.”

“It is not often that you get to launch new vehicles like LX, so we are really excited to bring it to the New Zealand market. Lexus New Zealand is also focused on reducing the CO2 emissions across our whole fleet and the new LX is no different, with an 11% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the previous model*,” he says. 

Combining reliability, durability and rough road drive-through performance cultivated since its launch in 1996, the LX has the high-level quality and refinement that customers have come to expect of the Lexus brand. With ease and quality on any road in the world, driveability and ride comfort a focus for the Lexus engineers. 

The all-new LX is approximately 200kg lighter than its predecessor, but the GA-F platform gives it an increased rigidity through the body of the vehicle. The reduction in bodyweight improves responsiveness and fuel consumption.

Utilising Lexus’ next generation design language throughout the proportions of the new LX, the brave design focuses on harmonising functionality and elegance. By blending sophistication, power, and presence the result is a design befitting a flagship SUV. 

The new LX will be available with a powerful 3.3-litre V6 diesel twin-turbo engine with 227kw power output and 700Nm torque. Electronically controlled brakes (ECB) and an electric power steering system (EPS) are also adopted to ensure customers will be able to enjoy Lexus-unique driving performance to the fullest, both on and off-road.

In harsh off-road environments, to promote a safer and more comfortable driving experience, the instrument panel features dual display with a 12.3-inch upper screen and 7-inch lower screen view which displays the area beneath the rear part of the vehicle as well as 22” wheels, which are the largest factory equipped wheels Lexus produces.

Among other featured technologies, Lexus’ first fingerprint-authentication push-start switch contributes to reducing the risk of theft.

It will be available in both a seven and five seat configuration. 

Since its launch in 1996, the LX has sold a cumulative total of approximately 500,000 units in more than 50 countries and regions as of the end of August 2021. In New Zealand, LX sales to the end of September 2021 were 687.

The all-new LX will be revealed locally at the beginning of 2022 with further information about line-up and pricing available closer to the local reveal.

*Based on the average CO2 for LX sales over the last 12 months