- Updated 2016 Lexus LX 570 officially unveiled
- Revised SUV features new front-end styling, new 8-speed automatic
- Latest LX also adds new standard features and a newly optional heads-up display
The biggest changes to the SUV come on the outside, where it earns the brand’s new spindle grille, a signature styling touch found on other Lexus models. It also offers new LED headlights, revised turn signals and fog lights, and two new wheel designs.
Under the skin, the LX 570 adds a new transmission. Last year’s 6-speed automatic is gone, dropped in favor of a new 8-speed that will undoubtedly improve both acceleration and fuel economy. The SUV’s engine, a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, remains unchanged.
Other changes to the 2016 LX 570 relate to features and equipment. The SUV adds a new Drive Mode Select feature, which allows drivers to change suspension calibration to various settings, including Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport+, by turning a dial mounted in the interior.
The 2016 LX adds a new blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, a revised tire-pressure monitor that announces which tire is low on air, a larger center touchscreen and a newly optional heads-up display.
Although Lexus hasn’t announced pricing for the 2016 LX 570, we don’t expect it to stray too far from today’s base price of around $84,000 with shipping when it reaches dealers later this summer.
What it means to you: Updates to the 2016 Lexus LX 570 will help the brand’s largest SUV stay competitive against newer rivals.