Lexus LX 600 and LX 500d unveiled in Australia

Lexus has unveiled a new LX flagship SUV that combines the ultimate in rough-road driving performance with the supreme refinement and craftsmanship for which the luxury lifestyle brand is renowned.

Lexus LX MY22 overseas model shown

The latest LX embraces next-generation Lexus design language, resulting in ideal proportions expressed through a blend of sophistication, power and presence befitting a flagship SUV.

Lexus LX MY22 overseas model shown

High-output twin-turbo V6 engines – 305kW/650Nm 3.5-litre petrol in the LX 600 or 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre diesel in the LX 500d – are coupled with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and enhanced driver-aid technologies for exceptional off-road capability.

At the same time, refined on-road performance has been achieved by incorporating the Lexus Driving Signature, a unique dynamic philosophy delivering seamless and linear responses that are faithful to the driver’s intentions.

Lexus LX MY22 overseas model shown

Underpinning the new flagship is a highly rigid new GA-F platform, weight reductions of more than 100kg, improved front-rear weight balance and innovative features including Lexus-first dual display screens on the dashboard and the security of fingerprint authentication for the push-button ignition.

Lexus has globally expanded the LX range to deliver additional personal luxury experience by introducing two new model grades – F Sport and four-seat VIP.

Lexus LX MY22 overseas model shown

The all-new LX, which embodies the brand’s commitment to meeting the changing needs and lifestyles of customers, is scheduled to arrive in Australia in 2022. The local line-up is to be confirmed.

Cumulative global sales of approximately 500,000 vehicles include more than 6,700 in Australia since the model debuted locally in 1998.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the new LX combines the supreme human-centred luxury that distinguishes the brand with the most capable off-road vehicle ever produced by Lexus.

Lexus LX MY22 overseas model shown

“Lexus has continued to refine the founding concepts of the LX: reliability, durability, high-quality, ride comfort, an exceptional driving experience and the ability to expand our customers’ diverse life experiences,” Mr Thompson said.

“Advanced technologies and features in the new LX instill confidence, while the drivetrain’s superior off-road capability enables owners to travel just about anywhere – and return home safely.”

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.