With the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 already being unveiled this year, it is pretty much inevitable that its Lexus counterpart will also be unveiled soon. The next-generation Lexus LX has just been teased, and it is scheduled to make its global debut in the Middle East this October 14.
The teaser photo shows the rear end of the Land Cruiser 300-based full-size luxury SUV. From here, we can see that the next-generation LX is wearing the new corporate emblem design of Lexus, which features the entire Lexus script written in bold. It also features a similar LED taillight design from the recently-unveiled all-new Lexus NX, which incorporates two L-shaped elements and a horizontal LED bar.
That’s all the information we know for now, though as with past LX models, this all-new model will definitely look similar to the Land Cruiser, albeit with more styling embellishments to make it look more luxurious and premium.
No interior photos have been shown as well, though we suspect that the all-new Lexus LX will receive the new Lexus Interface infotainment system that made its debut in the all-new NX compact luxury SUV.
As for powertrains, the previous Lexus LX was powered by either a 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine for the Philippine market called the LX 570, or a 4.5-liter V8 turbo diesel that’s sold in certain markets such as Eastern Europe called the LX 450d.
Those aforementioned engines will be discontinued this time around just like in the Land Cruiser 300, as evidenced by the LX 600 badge. What will power the all-new LX 600 will be the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine found in the all-new Land Cruiser 300 that produces 415 hp and 650 Nm of torque. An LX 600d might also be sold, and if our speculations are right, it will also feature the new 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel motor that 309 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated solely to a 10-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels.
Stay tuned to Go Flat Out PH on October 14 to find out more about the next-generation Lexus LX.