LX diesel 500d and petrol 600 on the horizon.
- Lexus to sell diesel LX 500d and petrol LX 600
- F Sport and Ultra Luxury variants to join the range
- First arrivals expected in April
Pricing has been confirmed for the 2022 Lexus LX 500d and LX 600, with the range now starting at $148,800 for the former and $152,300 for the latter.
As previously revealed by Wheels, the luxury SUV will be powered by a choice of two engines – the 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 from the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series and a 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6, sold as the LX 500d and LX 600 respectively.
The LX is set to be offered in four grades, starting with the base LX seven-seat variants, followed by the five-seat Sports Luxury and F Sport, and then the flagship four-seater Ultra Luxury last, the latter of which is only available in LX 600 guise.
2022 Lexus LX 500d and LX 600 Australian pricing
All prices are before on-road costs.
|LX 500d Sports Luxury||$165,800|
|LX 500d F Sport||$171,800|
|LX 600 Sports Luxury||$169,300|
|LX 600 F Sport||$175,300|
|LX 600 Ultra Luxury||$210,800|
|Options||LX 500d only||LX 600 only|
|Enhancement Pack, includes:||$154,300||$157,800|
|Hands-free tailgate with kick sensor|
|22-inch forged alloy wheels|
LX 500d and LX 600
|20-inch alloy wheels|
|Power adjustable third-row seats|
|Tri-beam LED headlights with|
|BladeScan adaptive high-beam system (AHS)|
|Four-zone climate control with NanoeX|
|Leather-accented seats with Shimamoku wood ornamentation|
|10-way driver and 8-way front passenger seat power adjustment|
|Heated front seats|
|25-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound system|
|12.3-inch touch-display and 7.0-inch display for infotainment|
|8.0-inch driver display and a colour head-up display (HUD)|
|“Hey Lexus!” natural speech recognition|
|DAB+ digital radio|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|Wireless smartphone charging|
|Six-mode drive system (Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow and Rock)|
|Three-mode active height control system (Normal, High 1 and High 2)|
LX 500d and LX 600 Sports Luxury
On top of base variant
|Sports luxury unique 22-inch forged alloy wheels|
|Spindle grille composed of floating lateral bars|
|‘Takanoha’ three-layer wooden mosaic ornamentation|
|Twin 11.6-inch rear screens|
|Front and rear-outboard seat heating and ventilation|
|Heated steering wheel|
|Centre console-mounted cool box|
|Digital rear-view mirror|
|Fingerprint identification for the engine start button|
LX 500d and LX 600 F Sport
On top of Sports Luxury:
|F-Sport unique 22-inch forged alloy wheels|
|Jet-black mesh grille and black-plated grille frame|
|Hadori aluminium ornamentation|
|Aluminium pedals and scuff plates|
|Perforated leather-accented steering wheel and gear shifter|
|Sports seats with exclusive upholstery colours|
|Rear Torsen limited-slip differential|
|Front and rear performance dampers|
|Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)|
|Unique electric power steering tune|
LX 600 Ultra Luxury
|Independent, electrically adjustable and heated/ventilated second-row seats|
|Seatback with up to 48-degree recline|
|Independently adjustable ottoman with two-position memory|
|Five-stage massage function|
|Rear wireless smartphone charging|
|Four-zone climate control|
|Twin 11.6-inch rear displays with HDMI, Miracast or Wi-Fi compatibility|
|Walnut brown ornamentation|
|Sunflare leather upholstery|
Engine and drivetrain
As with the previous generation LX, the 2022 variant features a choice of petrol and diesel engines, both of which are now twin-turbo V6 units rather than the outgoing V8 powerplants.
Under the bonnet of the LX 500d is the 3.3-litre, twin-turbo V6 diesel from the LandCruiser 300 Series, producing an identical 227kW and 700Nm to its Toyota cousin.
For the LX 600, it scores a 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 petrol, developing more power than the diesel at 305kW, but with a dip in torque to 650Nm.
Both engines send power to the road via a full-time four-wheel drive system and a 10-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, equipped with a low-range transfer case.
All grades score a trailer wiring harness and towing hitch, allowing the LX to tow up to 3500 kilograms braked.
The Lexus Safety System+ available as standard on the LX range includes technology such as:
|Pre-collision system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection|
|Front and rear parking support brake (PKSB) with obstacle and vehicle detection|
|Dynamic radar cruise control|
|Lane tracing assist|
|Road sign assist|
|Tyre pressure warning monitor|
|Intersection turn assist|
|Emergency steering assist|
|Lexus Connected Services (automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle tracking, and SOS call functionality)|
|Four exterior cameras|
Lexus Australia says the LX range will arrive from April 2022, with pricing set to be announced closer to its launch date.
Also included for owners will be a three-year membership to the Lexus Encore Platinum owner benefits program, which includes Lexus on Demand (allowing customers to borrow another Lexus for up to eight days) as well as eight valet parking passes to use at select Westfield shopping centres.