Toyota’s luxury vehicle division Lexus had come into the SUV market with a bang with Lexus LX. In 2007, the 3rd generation of Lexus LX named LX 570 first premiered in New York International Auto Show and has been immensely popular. Now the automakers are going for another enhancement of the model. 2018 Lexus LX 570 redesign shows this model appears to be a winner.
2018 LX 570 engine
According to some information a 5.7 litre V8 engine, that is present in the current model, will be retained for the Lexus LX 570 2018. This V8 engine will enable the vehicle to produce a power of almost 385 HP with 405 lb-ft of torque. 8-speed automatic transmission will be the gearbox, which means that Lexus LX 570 2018 will not see too many major changes in terms of powertrain.
Fuel efficiency has been an issue with the LX 570, so Lexus may look into the matter. Reports from Lexus LX 570 2018 suggest that the new engine may improve fuel efficiency, with 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the expressways. Top speed will be around 140 mph and towing capacity stands at 7,000 pounds. So, long distance trips are perfect for this vehicle.
2018 Lexus LX 570 Design and Review
The body of this car will be sport a fresh chrome finish with works of aluminium and carbon fibre. The shine of the chrome will give Lexus LX 570 an elegant appearance while the aluminium will help it shed some weight, improving its fuel efficiency.
Lexus LX 570 2018 reveals new LED headlights are narrower and trapezoidal in shape while the spindle hour-glass shaped grille will keep the front from getting defaced on impact. Also, a vent on the front will help keep its heavy duty V8 cool and aerated. Tail lamps will be different from current existing model and roof is supposed to be lower than its predecessor.
Seats with leather cover and heat panels will be present. The driver’s seat will be power-adjustable in a dozen different ways including height adjustment. The dashboard is supposed to be fancy – made with walnut wood. GPS enabled and a new infotainment system with voice-activation features, will really be a hallmark of this luxury SUV.
According to readings of the 2018 Lexus LX 570 from various sources, it will have a 12.3 inch rear entertainment screen that is wider than the previous versions, while the dashboard will feature blue LED lights. Armrests will be provided at multiple points. The cabin has a three-row seating space, while the third row can be folded to increase the cargo space.
Expected arrival and probable price
The 2018 Lexus LX 570 says it is supposed to be available in showrooms by 2017 end. However, some reports claim that it could be launched in early 2018. As far as price is concerned, this luxury SUV is going to be expensive, with some suggesting it could be available at as much as $90,000. Now that is pricey for its segment but given the popularity of Lexus vehicles, it will be a great option for the SUV lovers.