Lexus LX range finally arrives in Australia

LX – The all-new Lexus LX introduces qualities that represent the next chapter of Lexus, from its powerful design to new powertrains, advanced technologies and superb performance, whether driving in the city or on the harshest rough-road routes.

2022 Lexus LX range, LX 500d F Sport (White Nova), LX 500d (Khaki Metal) and LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Black) Exacting customers will be able to select the grade that best suits their lifestyles with Lexus offering the broadest choice of variants ever with its flagship luxury SUV.

Two new Lexus engines – twin-turbocharged petrol LX 600 and diesel LX 500d V6 units – are smaller in capacity than the model’s previous V8s, yet deliver significantly more power, higher torque and improved fuel economy.

As the first full model change in 14 years, the all-new LX debuts F Sport and range-topping Ultra Luxury grade as well as seating for four, five or seven, depending on the grade.

The all-new flagship SUV range starts from $148,8001 for the 3.3-litre twin-turbo LX 500d, while the 3.5-litre twin-turbo LX 600 sibling is priced from $152,300.1

The seven-seat LX 500d and LX 600 are generously equipped, including the new Tazuna Cockpit where the design and layout of the controls and information displays are precisely calculated for quick and easy operation with least movement of the eyes or body.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

A 12.3-inch main display, 7.0-inch lower display, 8.0-inch multi-information display and a colour head-up display communicate a vast array of information through the latest-generation Lexus multimedia operating system.

Lexus Safety Sense+2 – now with improved and additional functions – is provided as standard on the new LX, adding to the vehicle’s comprehensive safety and security credentials.

New driver-assist technologies include intersection turn assist2, which can detect a high collision risk with oncoming vehicles or crossing pedestrians. The pre-collision safety system also gains emergency steering assist2 that provides extra steering support during an emergency manoeuvre.

A wealth of off-road features include Multi-Terrain Select and Multi-Terrain Monitor2 for precise vehicle control and positioning on challenging terrain.

Crawl control2 – activated at the press of a button at speeds below 10 km/h – automatically controls engine output and braking in very rough or slippery conditions, so the driver can focus on accurately steering the vehicle. A new turn assist function2 uses brake pressure to increase response to the driver’s steering inputs and give the vehicle a tighter turning radius.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

A comprehensive range of Lexus Connected Services3 adds further assurance for owners with valuable safety, security and vehicle information features.

Other specification highlights include 20-inch alloy wheels, LED lights, newly developed four-wheel active height control suspension, heated and powered front seats with leather-accented upholstery, Shimamoku Black ornamentation, wireless smartphone charging4 and a 25-speaker Mark Levinson®5 premium audio system offering impeccable audio quality.

An Enhancement Pack – adding striking 22-inch alloy wheels, a moonroof and a hands-free tailgate with kick sensor – is available for an extra $5,500.

Moving up to the five-seat Sports Luxury grade brings a wealth of highly desirable features including premium leather-accented seats with heating and ventilation, heated steering wheel, cool box, dual rear-seat entertainment system and the new ‘Takanoha’ ornamentation – a wood veneer precisely shaved down to create a pattern resembling hawk feathers.

Additional security comes from a new Lexus-first fingerprint sensor to authorise operation of the push-button starter.

The lavishly appointed five-seat Sports Luxury grade is available with both diesel and petrol powertrains starting from $165,800.1

The introduction of the first LX F Sport gives a dynamically and stylistically enhanced take on the LX from $171,800.1 It gains a rear torque-sensing Torsen®5 limited-slip differential, front and rear performance dampers and multiple unique exterior touches including darkened 22-inch alloy wheels and a black mesh grille.

Interior features include F Sport seats with extra bolstering, F Sport steering wheel, aluminium ornamentation and the option of the F Sport-exclusive Flare Red interior trim.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

The all-new flagship Ultra Luxury – with four independent seats and supreme comfort – is available exclusively in twin-turbocharged petrol guise from $210,800.1

Rear-seat comfort is assured with a pair of individual captain’s chairs with 48-degree reclining, massage function, deluxe headrests, a passenger-side ottoman, and exclusive quilted upholstery offered in Black and new Sunflare colours.

A unique rear centre console incorporates a touchscreen display for seat and air-conditioning controls, wireless smartphone charger4, two USB-C ports and additional storage space for a luxurious chauffeur-driven experience.

2022 Lexus LX 500d F Sport (White Nova)

All variants bar the Ultra Luxury are available with a newly developed 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged diesel V6 engine, producing 227kW of power and 700Nm of torque from 1600-2600rpm, improvements of 27kW and 50Nm over the outgoing LX 450d.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

Alternatively, customers can select the smooth and powerful 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 with 305kW at 5200rpm and 650Nm from 2000-3600rpm, significant increases of 35kW and 120Nm compared with the previous 5.7-litre V8.

An unsurpassed ownership experience continues with a three-year membership to the leading Lexus Encore Platinum owner benefits program6 – including the pioneering Lexus on Demand, where members can borrow another Lexus to suit their needs or when travelling interstate or to New Zealand on four occasions, for up to eight days7. Members are also provided with eight valet parking passes to use at select Westfield shopping centres and Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne8.

All-new LX comes with three years of capped-price servicing, costing just $595 for each of the first six scheduled services with service intervals of six months/10,000km.9

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the all-new LX range will appeal to a broad set of customers.

“As a leading luxury lifestyle brand, Lexus aims to give its customers the luxury of choice, and the all-new LX range does just that,” Mr Pappas said.

“With two powertrains, four model grades and three seating layouts to choose from, exacting LX customers can choose the perfect variant to suit their lifestyle.”

Six exterior colours are available on the all-new LX, consisting of Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Liquid Metal, Onyx, Graphite Black and Khaki Metal. F Sport grades use the exclusive White Nova hue in place of Sonic Quartz.10

Each Lexus LX comes with the Lexus Warranty Experience featuring a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.11

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

LEXUS LX PRICING1

LX 500d LX 600
Seven-seat $148,800 $152,300
With Enhancement Pack $154,300 $157,800
Sports Luxury (5-seat) $165,800 $169,300
F Sport (5-seat) $171,800 $175,300
Ultra Luxury (4-seat) $210,800

1 Manufacturer’s list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Connected Services complimentary period ends 3 years from delivery date. Fees and charges may apply thereafter. Not available outside Australia or if services disabled or terminated. Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Lexus’ control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
5 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
6 Encore and Encore Platinum Benefits apply on selected new and demonstrator vehicles for a 3 year period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may change without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&Cs, details and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/encore.
7 Subject to availability. For full T&Cs and details see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/Encore
8 Encore Benefit partners and inclusions are subject to change without notice.
9 Maximum price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) 3 years/60,000 km for the LX 500d and LX 600 (whichever occurs first). Lexus vehicles that receive complimentary servicing are not eligible for capped-price servicing. For details or to confirm eligibility, see your Lexus dealer or visit lexus.com.au/smallprint/capped-price-servicing.
10 Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims, and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.
11 New Vehicle Warranty is for 5 years from date of first delivery (unlimited kms). Commercial use vehicles are 5 years from date of first registration or 160,000km (whichever occurs first). See lexus.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

Lexus LX Model Walk

2022 Lexus LX 500d F Sport (White Nova)

LX 500d

Mechanical

  • 3-litre F33A-FTV twin-turbocharged diesel V6 engine (new to Lexus)
    • Peak power output of 227kW
    • Peak torque output of 700Nm
  • Direct-shift 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode (new to LX)
  • Six-mode Drive Mode Select
  • Low-range transfer case
  • Full-time all-wheel drive with lockable Torsen ® centre differential
  • 80-litre fuel tank
  • 200A alternator
  • Adaptive variable suspension (AVS)
  • 4-wheel active height control suspension (AHC)
  • Multi-Terrain Select (MTS)

Exterior

  • 20-inch alloy wheels with 265/60 R20 tyres
  • LED headlamps with auto-levelling, cornering, headlamp washers and ‘Welcome’ function
  • LED daytime running lights and front fog lamps
  • LED taillights and reversing lights
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Side-mirror indicators
  • Roof rails
  • Rear spoiler
  • Front and rear mud guards
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Illuminated side steps
  • Front and rear scuff plates
  • Plated door handles
  • Aluminium panels for the bonnet, roof, roof beads, upper hinges, tailgate, doors and front fenders (new to LX)

Interior

  • Leather-accented seats and gear knob
    • Choice of Black, White, Crimson or Hazel interior trim 1
  • Woodgrain steering-wheel trim 1
  • ‘Shimamoku Black’ door and front centre console trim 1
  • Front and rear LED interior lighting with touch sensors for reading lamp
  • Interior ambient lighting with illuminated gear shifter (new to LX)
  • Synthetic leather glove box
  • Front and second-row carpeted floor mats
  • Third-row seats

Safety

  • Lexus Safety Sense+:2
    1. Pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking2
      • Pedestrian (day/night) and cyclist (day) detection
      • Intersection turn assist (new)
      • Emergency steering assist (new)
    2. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control2
      • Curve speed reduction (new)
      • Indicator-linked pre-acceleration (new)
    3. Lane trace assist with lane-departure alert2
    4. Automatic high beam
    5. Road-sign assist
  • Crawl Control with (new) turn assist2
  • Downhill Assist Control2
  • BladeScan™ adaptive high-beam system2
  • Hill-Start Assist2
  • Front and rear Parking Support Brake with parking sensors2
  • Blind Spot Monitor (including stationary) with rear-cross traffic alert(new to LX)
  • Active traction control
  • Reversing camera with rear camera washer
  • Multi-Terrain Monitor
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
  • 10 Airbags
  • Tyre inflation pressure monitor
  • Trailer wiring harness with integrated towing hitch receiver

Comfort & Convenience

  • Four-zone automatic climate-control with nanoeX™
    • Separate control panel for rear passengers
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • 10-way driver seat, 8-way front passenger seat power adjustment with 4-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Power recline/folding third-row seats
  • 40:20:40 folding second-row seats
  • Power back door
  • Smart entry and smart start
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Heated door mirrors with puddle lamps
  • One-touch power windows
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • Manual rear sunshades
  • Eight cupholders

Multimedia and Connected

  • 3-inch touchscreen multimedia display with “Hey Lexus” natural voice recognition (new to LX)
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with USB-A port (new to LX)
  • 0-inch touchscreen lower display (new to LX)
  • 0-inch multi-information display (new to LX)
  • Colour head-up display
  • 25-speaker Mark Levinson ® premium audio system (new to Lexus)
  • 5 USB-C ports (1x front, 2x second row, 2x third row)
  • Front Qi wireless charger
  • 12V DC (front and rear) and 220V (rear) sockets
  • Lexus Connected Services with inbuilt Data Control Module (DCM) (new to LX)

2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

Lexus LX 600 (identical to LX 500d, except the following):
Mechanical

  • 5-litre V35A-FTS twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine (New to LX)
    • Peak power of 305kW
    • Peak torque of 650Nm
  • 30-litre sub-tank (a total of 110 litres)

Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 with Enhancement Pack Additional features:

  • 22-inch alloy wheels with 265/50 R22 tyres (new to Lexus)
  • Moonroof
  • Hands-free tailgate with kick sensor (new to LX)
2022 Lexus LX 500d F Sport (White Nova)

Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 F Sport Additional to Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 Powertrain

  • 30-litre sub-tank (LX 500d)
  • F Sport rear Torsen ® torque-sensing limited-slip differential (new to LX)
  • Front & rear performance dampers

Exterior

  • F Sport 22-inch alloy wheels with F Sport wheel centre caps (new to Lexus)
  • F Sport grille, front and rear bumpers (new to LX)
  • F Sport exterior badging (new to LX)
  • Illuminated scuff plates
2022 Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury (Graphite Back)

Interior

  • F Sport premium leather-accented front seats with F Sport logo on headrests (new to LX)
    • Choice of F Sport Black or F Sport Flare Red interior trim 1
  • F Sport Aluminium door and front centre console trim (new to LX)
  • F Sport heated steering wheel (new to LX)
  • F Sport gear shift knob (new to LX)
  • F Sport Aluminium pedals and footrest (new to LX)
  • Moonroof
  • Five-seat interior arrangement

Comfort & convenience

  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Finger-print authentication for push-button start (new to Lexus)
  • Cool box
  • Digital rear-view mirror (new to LX)
  • Key card entry
  • Tonneau parcel shelf in luggage compartment
  • Easy-closing doors (new to LX)
  • Hands-free tailgate with kick sensor (new to LX)

Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 Sports Luxury Additional to Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 Powertrain

  • 30-litre sub-tank (LX 500d)

Exterior

  • 22-inch alloy wheels with 265/50 R22 tyres (new to LX)
  • Illuminated scuff plates

Interior

  • Premium leather-accented seats
  • ‘Takanoha’ door and front centre console trim 1 (New to Lexus)
  • Moonroof
  • Five-seat interior arrangement

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front and rear ventilated seats
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Power folding second-row seats (new to LX)
  • Finger-print authentication for push-button start (new to Lexus)
  • Key card entry
  • Cool Box
  • Digital rear-view mirror (new to LX)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Tonneau parcel shelf in luggage compartment
  • Soft-close doors (new to LX)
  • Hands-free tailgate with kick sensor (new to LX)

Multimedia & Connected

  • Dual rear-seat entertainment (headphones not included)
  • Rear HDMI port

Lexus LX 600 Ultra Luxury Additional or different to Lexus LX 600 Sports Luxury Powertrain

  • 240A alternator

Exterior

  • Unique 22-inch alloy wheel design (new to Lexus)

Interior

  • Walnut Brown door and front centre console trim 1
  • Exclusive quilting for front and rear seats
    • Choice of Black interior trim 1
    • Choice of Sunflare interior trim 1 (new to LX)

Comfort & convenience

  • Two individual rear seats with 48-degree recline and larger headrests (new to LX)
  • Rear-seat passenger-side ottoman (new to LX)
  • Rear centre console with seat and audio controls (new to LX)
  • Four-way power adjustable front passenger headrest (new to LX)
  • Two-way manually adjustable rear headrests
  • Rear seat massagers (new to LX)
  • Two-stage rear seat memory settings (new to LX)

Safety

  • Two rear-seat cushion airbags

Multimedia & Connected

  • Unique rear centre console (new to LX)
  • Two USB-C ports in rear console
  • Rear Qi wireless phone charger (replaces front wireless charger) (new to LX)

1 Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your owner’s manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

About Rob Fraser 1979 Articles
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.