You’ve probably already heard that the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series is not coming in North America. At least not yet. Fortunately for some, especially those with good purchasing power, his luxury-oriented brother, the new Lexus LX, yes it will be sold in the United States, and it is likely to be based on the same TNGA-F platform.
Lexus confirms the arrival of the luxury SUV
Lexus has just confirmed that the new LX will be unveiled next Wednesday, October 13, so we’ll know by mid-week if the Land Cruiser alternative is as cool and capable as truck enthusiasts really want it to be.
Then again, it’s not like the last Land Cruiser to hit the country was cheap. In reviewing a 2020 Model Year Heritage Edition, it sold for nearly $ 90,000. Those seriously yearning for a Land Cruiser-adjacent off-roader may not care about the LX’s sleek paintwork or comfortable interior, but if they’re familiar with modern versions of Toyota’s land-based SUV, they probably won’t go for it.
What could be the characteristics of the Lexus LX 2022?
We expect the Lexus LX to feature the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 found in the Land Cruiser and 2022 Toyota Tundra. Power in both applications is sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission and, if we had to guess , the LX will have all-wheel drive as standard just like the outgoing model. You should also have the Land Cruiser’s Multi-Terrain Select off-road assist along with the technical four-wheel tracking control.
The multi-link rear suspension is said to increase the quality of the TNGA-F platform and comfort on the road. The latter is something the older LX struggled with a bit. With improvements to that and the interior, especially to Lexus’ new infotainment system, it is expected to be a substantial improvement over the old model it replaces.
Design-wise, there’s not much to glean from Lexus’ 15-second teaser other than the Heckblende taillights. With that said, there isn’t long to wait until we see it in its entirety on Wednesday at 12:30 PM ET.
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