The fourth-generation Lexus LX has some big shoes to fill. With over half a million units sold around the world, the luxury SUV’s predecessors were some of Lexus’ most successful nameplates. After launching the all-new 2022 Lexus NX, Toyota’s luxury sub-brand has finally introduced the much-awaited Lexus LX 600. The all new SUV gets a completely fresh design and a super capable off-road platform.
The L Sport variant of LX 600 is available with a Torsen limited-slip differential. On the software front, features like Multi-Terrain Monitor (MMI), Multi-Terrain Select, and Crawl control are also available in the LX 600.
2022 Lexus LX 600 Inherits the All New 300 Series Land Cruiser Chassis Platform
The Japanese automaker’s new Global Architecture (GA-F) platform underpins the all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 and shares the legendary chassis and off-road tech of the Toyota 300 Series Landcruiser. The company has confirmed that in addition to being 441 lbs lighter, the new vehicle architecture is also 20% tougher than its predecessor. Lexus has replaced its 5.7-liter V8 motor with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
The six-cylinder powerplant now produces 409 HP of maximum power and 479 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine comes mated to Lexus Direct Shift-10AT gearbox. The company also employs an oil pan guard to protect the gearbox from any debris when the SUV is off-roading. The 2022 LX 600 also gets adaptive variable suspension, in addition to active height control, which comes with three different settings, more features derived from the Landcruiser.
An all-new Electric Power Steering feature is also available in the new SUV. This system ditches conventional hydraulics in favor of a reduction gear and a motor. The EPS offers light steering sensations which come in handy when one wants to go off-road. Customers get to select between 18-inch, 20-inch, and the optional 22-inch forged aluminum rims.