Off-Road Capable Luxury Flagship SUV: 2022 Lexus LX 600

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.

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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.

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Manish Kharinta is a SoCal-based automotive & lifestyle journalist who currently writes for FutureCar, HotCars, TheRichest, TheTalko, CorvetteForum, Rennlist, TeamSpeed, and Speednik amongst several other websites.
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