At the disposal of the TFLtruck edition were the first spy shots of the next generation Lexus LX SUV. A heavily camouflaged car was spotted on a road in the Long Beach suburb of California.
The publication gives several reasons at once why the photographed car is the new LX. So, the test prototype was constantly followed by the Toyota Yaris hatchback, which, presumably, acted as an escort vehicle. At the same time, both cars were licensed from the state of Texas, where the Japanese company has its own technical center.
In addition, the SUV is visually comparable in size to the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300, with which it will share the main components and assemblies. Finally, in one of the pictures, despite the camouflage, you can see the outlines of the huge Lexus signature trapezoidal radiator grille.
Earlier it was reported that the new-generation Lexus flagship model will debut in late 2021 or early 2022. It will share the engine lineup with the Toyota Land Cruiser 300, which includes a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with 420 hp, as well as a 3.3-liter turbodiesel that produces 299 horsepower on then version of the model. Both engines work in conjunction with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. In addition, it is possible that a modification with a hybrid power plant will appear.
Presumably, in Japan, prices for Lexus LX with a new gasoline supercharged unit will start at 12.5 million yen – about 1 million yen more expensive than the current SUV.