Lexus is a luxury lineup of cars made by Toyota Motors. The LX 570 is a full-size luxury SUV based on the popular Toyota Land Cruiser. It made debut way back in 1995 to compete with the Range Rover and since then has been one of the most popular models from Lexus’s stable. The 2017 version has got some enhancements to stave off the rivals and retain its foothold in segment that is getting increasingly crowded. The model got revamp in 2007, 2008 and 2012. The Lexus 570 LX 2017 is expected to come with some major enhancements, both in exterior and interior of the car.
2017 Lexus LX 570 – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The design changes at the exterior of the 2017 Lexus LX 570 are evident. The headlights are now narrower and a newer spindle grille has also been set up at the front. The fog lights and bumpers are also revamped. The L-motif lights at its rear side also look attractive. Side view reveals prominent hood and fenders. You can opt for either 20 or 21 inch alloy wheels. The third row of seats can be split up sideways to make room for more cargo when required. The first and second row of seats is really comfortable. The fact the front seats offer excellent road visibility makes things easier for the driver.
The interior of the 2017 Lexus LX 570 is absolutely lavish. The seats are covered with leather and they are soft and spacious as well. Head and leg room is adequate. Space behind the rear seats is large and cargo space is never going to be a problem when you buy the Lexus LX 570 2017. There is 3 zone climate control setup inside the cabin which makes the journey absolutely comfortable. The multi-function steering wheel has wooden wrap which looks rather enticing. The 12.3-inch center display is gorgeous. Its second-row seats are equipped with ventilation and heating, as it is. The rear seat entertainment system has dual 11.6-inch displays. Usage of LED ambient interior lighting inside the cabin gives it a premium yet trendy look. When it comes to safety features and in-car entertainer, Lexus never disappoints. The same can be said about the 2017 Lexus LX 570. The new model comes with Lexus Safety System Plus which includes adaptive radar cruise control, Lane departure alert, pre-collision auto-braking system. You also get general and front knee airbags for safety, traction control, antilock braking system etc. You also get access to Lexus Safety Connect emergency communications which includes enhanced roadside assistance, emergency assist button and stolen vehicle location information etc. The 360-degree view camera system comes as icing on the cake. For ‘on the move’ entertainment, there are features like USB connectivity, satellite radio, 19 speakers Mark Levinson audio system etc. The rear seat passengers get LCDs at front. The Lexus Remote Touch interface, Lexus Enform suite of smart phone services and Siri Eyes Free technology offer the geeks all they want in entertainment.
2017 Lexus LX 570 – Modification under the Hood
The engine of the 2017 Lexus LX 570 will not be changed, as per the company sources. It will still be powered by the familiar 5.7 liter V8 engine. This makes an output of 383 hp which will be adequate for powering the large SUV even with full load. Even the earlier model’s six-speed automatic transmission unit will be used in this model though industry buzz suggests a new eight-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission may be used. This engine is not known for excellent fuel economy and given its massive body weight you cannot really complain about that. The car can reach 0 to 60 mph in about 7.3 seconds, which is pretty good. The rated top speed of the Lexus LX 2017 is 140 mph.
2017 Lexus LX 570 – Pricing and Availability
The 2017 Lexus LX 570, being a full-sized luxury SUV does not come for cheap! The base model will be priced close to $84,000. It will go on sales in the last quarter of 2016 in all probability. The 2017 Lexus LX 570 is a capable luxury SUV that retains its appeal and the enhancements make it a promising contender in its segment. The styling chances at the exterior are welcome and in cabin refinements also ooze classiness. The technological enhancements help the model cope with competition a tad better. Its competition is catching up fast though. The Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class are two prime examples in this regard. The 2017 Lexus LX 570 also has a rival in form of the formidable BMW X6 and Audi Q7. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class beats it in roomier third row, added cargo space, quicker acceleration and better fuel economy. In sheer luxury quotient, the Land Rover Range Rover has a clear edge as well. Overall, the 2017 Lexus LX 570 does put up a nice show when pitted against its segment rivals, but it is clearly playing catch-up.