The launch of the next generation Lexus LX has been delayed due to difficulties in the delivery of parts from Southeast Asia – most likely, these are semiconductors for microchips. Information sourced from Japanese dealer sources Creative Trend.
The new LX was supposed to debut in late 2021 and then go on sale in 2022. However, information has now arrived that plans are changing. It is unclear how long a lack of parts could delay the launch of a new model.
This unexpected message may turn out to be true, as Toyota has already suspended assembly of the new Land Cruiser due to a shortage of parts from Southeast Asia. The LX and Land Cruiser are closely related vehicles, so the lack of components for one also affects the other.
Creative Trend also reports on the rumors we hear for the first time. It is speculated that the base trim level of the new LX could keep the 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 from the current model. Earlier it was reported that the base SUV will receive a 409-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 from the new Land Cruiser.
The top version of the new LX – the LX 750h – will be powered by a hybrid powertrain based on a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 rumored to be 480 hp.
The interior of the novelty will house multimedia with a 17-inch touchscreen and a fingerprint scanner, with which you can start the engine.
Even with a delay, the new LX may still go on sale in 2022, which is slightly later than previously thought.