The Lexus is based on the LandCruiser wagon and so with a few minor modifications, what you see here is the next generation Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series. The LX570 will be powered by a 5.7-litre V8 engine which is expected to produce 283 kilowatts of power - 113 kilowatts more than the existing LX. The engine will be mated to a new six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission, designed and built for heavy-duty driving. It will also feature significant upgrades to the suspension and full-time four-wheel drive systems. A Four-Wheel Electro-Hydraulic Suspension with Adaptive Variable Suspension and Active Height Control will deliver a greater range of adjustment for all driving conditions.
The new cross-linked system allows each wheel to react to the driving surface it is in contact with and also react to the actions of the opposing wheels. Using a valve at each corner and a centre or master valve, the cross-linked suspension system detects the extension or deflection of each of the LX 570's 20-inch wheels and counters that with appropriate response at the opposite wheels. The intelligence built into the LX 570's new suspension senses chassis roll and helps reduce that roll by more than 30 percent. The system also controls ride height quickly, lowering the chassis by an average of two inches for entry and exit and returning automatically to its normal height when the vehicle begins acceleration.
The LX570 will also include a new Crawl Control feature, which helps the driver to concentrate on manoeuvring over rough or difficult surfaces at low speeds. It will also feature a multi-terrain ABS braking system designed to help reduce stopping distances on slippery surfaces such as sand or gravel. Among its many advanced technologies the LX570 will also offer a new blind corner monitor feature designed for use in urban settings such as exiting a parking garage. With cameras located within the grille and under the passenger side-view mirror, the driver can easily check hard-to-view areas by simply pressing a button on the dashboard and viewing the camera images on the navigation screen. For enhanced safety, the new LX will boast 10 airbags as standard with the addition of driver and front passenger knee airbags, second row seat-mounted side airbags and third row curtains.
Inside, the LX will come equipped with an array of luxury features including four-zone independent climate control, a power sliding second row seat and a 19-speaker premium audio system. The luxury styling of the new LX570 emphasises the Lexus identity by combining the muscular strength and sense of security expected in a four-wheel drive utility vehicle with the originality of the Lexus L-finesse design theme. The wide front grille and arrowhead design on the corners reflect a Lexus styling cue. Distinctive character lines in the hood convey a feeling of power. The character lines are integrated into the bumper and lower intake to convey an aggressive stance. The large projector headlights are restyled to add a dose of sophistication to the beefy front end. In the rear, the LX features a sculpted rear door for a more dynamic look and wide combination lights that emphasize its large size. The styling is complemented with features that include adaptive front headlights, a power back door, fog lamps and headlight washers.