Specifications of the new generation Lexus LX crossover seem to have been leaked to the Japanese media. The flagship luxury SUV reportedly will be available in two variants and will differ from its sister Land Cruiser 300 more than ever before.
Japanese site Creative Trend reported the specifications of the Land Cruiser 300 earlier than others, and with the exception of some small discrepancies in power and torque numbers, the information has proven to be fairly accurate. They even named the existence of the GR Sport modification. They are now focusing on the LX.
It is noted that the base equipment will be called the LX 600 and will most likely receive a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 from the Land Cruiser. It will have the same specs as Toyota – 415 horsepower. Creative Trend adds that the entry-level model will be called the LX 500d in the Middle East, which means it will be powered by a 3.3-liter turbodiesel V6 from Land Cruiser with 309 horsepower.
However, the flagship version will be the LX 750h, which will receive a hybrid-electric system for the 3.5-liter petrol V6. Together they generate 480 hp. This powerplant is no longer on the Land Cruiser.
In addition, the LX will have a more luxurious and high-tech interior like the new Lexus NX. However, while the NX has a 14-inch version of the screen, the LX will reportedly get a 17-inch touchscreen.
In addition, we have received reliable information from the Japanese media that both the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX in Japan will be equipped with a fingerprint recognition system on the engine start button. It is these models that are among the most stolen, at least in Japan – for sure, and every year about 5 out of every 100 registered vehicles are hijacked, and their number is growing.
Finally, the report says Lexus Japan will begin accepting pre-orders in September and the LX itself will debut in December.
We also recommend that you check out the long and detailed review of the Lexus LX450d from the FineAuto team:
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