Lexus has unveiled the latest, fourth generation version of its flagship LX 600 SUV. Launched in 1996, the LX nameplate has been seen as a more premium version of the Toyota Land Cruiser, sharing its underpinnings and powertrains, but adding more luxury trappings.

Continuing the legacy, this latest version is also based on the new GA-F platform that underpins the all-new Land Cruiser that was launched a few months ago.


Like the Land Cruiser, the LX also ditches the old 5.7-litre V8 engine in favour of a less thirsty and relatively more eco-friendly 3.5-litre V6 unit, that still makes a decent 410 horsepower thanks to twin turbocharging. Inheriting all the weight-reduction and rigidity enhancement characteristics of it Toyota sibling, the Lexus LX is 200kg lighter than its predecessor.

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Inside, the cabin gets dual infotainment screens measuring 12.3 inches up top and 7.0 inches below, apart from an 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster. A new four-seat VIP grade has been added to the lineup, focusing on increased rear-seat space and comfort.

Meanwhile, the F Sport variant features front and rear performance shock absorbers, a Torsen LSD, and a rear stabiliser as standard. Lexus says special tuning of the EPS and AVS results in better response and handling stability. Pricing for the Middle East is yet to be announced for the model that is set to go on sale here early next year.