The 2016 Lexus LX570 has been revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend in California on 13 August 2015. The big Lexus gets a significant update, both in terms of appearance and some mechanicals.
Externally, most of the bodywork has been resculpted, with only the door panels remaining the same. The front end looks particularly eye catching, with an evolved, bolder “spindle grille”, and swanky, full LED illumination. The sides and rear also see their fair share of resculpting, along with new LED tail lamps topped off with chrome highlights. The side quarter window now gets a kink.
The interiors are where majority of the changes lie. The dashboard design is all-new and has been groomed well, right in with Lexus’s flagship LS sedan. Taking center stage now is a much larger infotainment screen, now measuring 12.3 inches. The system also runs the latest version of Lexus Enform, which features improved and streamlined smartphone connectivity.
Under the hood, the same 5.7-liter V8 engine from the previous generation is retained. It still makes 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque, but now gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission for company. Towing capacity has been improved, too, with the LX 570 now able to tow up to 7,000 pounds. The new Lexus LX570 also offers adjustable drive modes, which include Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
New safety features include pre-collision detection with pedestrian detection, lane departure monitoring, intelligent high beams, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are now available, as well as a heads-up display that shows information like speed, vehicle information, and safety warnings.
The LX570, in spite of its luxurious appointments inside, will still be at home exploring the Amazon basin or smacking dunes in Dubai. That virtue comes courtesy the traditional body-on-frame construction, a full-time four-wheel-drive system, and a Torsen limited-slip locking center differential that sends 40% of the torque to the front wheels and 60% of the torque to the rear wheels under regular driving conditions. Other computerized assistance comprises of Active Traction Control, Multi-Terrain Select, Crawl Control, Turn Assist, Hill Start Assist, and Variable Gear Ratio Steering.