For an industry that is always shrouded in mystery, the makers of the upcoming Lexus LX , have also not been left out. The company is currently working on the new Lexus LX 2017 and even with few months still remaining before the car is officially introduced to the public, the company has managed to keep every single detail a secret. Thankfully, we have managed to gather little useful info about this upcoming ride.
Lexus LX 2017 – Redesign Exterior and Interior
The hugely popular LX has over the years followed in the profile of Toyota’s Land Cruises, with the automaker proudly acknowledging that fact. However, the upcoming Lexus LX 2017 is expected to deviate from that and come with a whole new design starting with a redesigned spindle grille and a new bumper bar. It also appears that the old larger and wider fog lamps will be replaced by new angular fog lamps. The car will also get a new face lift in the tail and headlights; they are thinner and sleeker, making them look more modern. The inside is also expected to be the key highlight; it will be made more comfortable and the new exhaust pipe at the back will make the interior airy and amazingly easy to control climate. The seats are comfortable with airbags to protect passengers. The inside is going to be nice and total friendly to passengers.
Lexus LX 2017 – Engine, Performance, and Handling
Although the car will be powered by the same engine the last model had, the 5.7-liter V8, the car will come with a number of upgrades to the engine and powertrain. The engine will be able to churn out a whopping 383 hp and 403 lbs-ft of torque. The power is then taken to the all-wheel drive via the 8-speed automatic transmission system. Additionally, when we come to the fuel economy, according to EPA ratings, drivers should expect the new Lexus LX 2017 return 13/18/15 mpg. The car will be able to hit 140 mph or 225 km/h speed on road and the maximum towing capacity is around 7000 lbs. Other features that will make the car even better include driver selectable multi-terrain system, crawl control and hill start assist. The console-mounted dial will also come with a whole new Drive Mode Select system that will enable you to specify either the suspension configurations or certain powertrain.
Safety is one of the biggest considerations right now and as an effort by the company to make the car one of the safest on our roads, the car brings airbags for all passengers with stronger and comfortable seat belts. Fire alarming devices, Pre-collision system, GPS tracker and emergency braking system are other key safety measures.
Lexus LX 2017 – Release Date and Price
As for the price and release date, we don’t have any official figures yet, but our sources indicate the first half of 2017 release and the car could be made available throughout the world almost immediately. How much will the car cost? We could actually see it start from an MSRP of about $90,000. Despite the car likely to come with a very high price tag, with all that it can do and all the features it comes with, that is not going to be a big problem for car shoppers.