The Lexus LX is a full-size luxury sport utility vehicle sold by Lexus since January 1996, having entered manufacture in November 1995. Three generations have been produced, all based heavily on the long running Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs. The first generation LX 450 started production in 1995 as Lexus' first entry into the SUV market. Its successor, the LX 470, premiered in 1998 and was produced until 2006. The latest, third generation, LX 570 debuted at the New York International Auto Show in 2007 as a complete redesign for the 2008 model year. The 'LX' abbreviation stands for Luxury Crossover.
A robust body-on-frame structure gives the LX 570 the foundation to deliver a silky smooth ride on pavement or to take a pounding off-road. A Torsen limited-slip locking center differential provides full time four wheel drive, splitting torque 40:60 under normal driving conditions. The differential responds on the move to changing conditions, automatically adjusting the torque distribution as necessary. Off-road, the driver can lock the center differential for driving over challenging surface conditions. The four-wheel Active Traction Control system (A-TRAC) helps to control wheel slip and using the Multi-Terrain Select system, the driver can match A-TRAC's performance to the prevailing conditions. Selectable modes include Rock, Rock and Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock and Mud and Sand. The transmission's driver selectable low range provides low-speed crawling capability for handling steep off-road hills and uneven terrain. Low-range capability gets support from Crawl Control with Turn Assist, Hill-start Assist Control and Variable Gear Ratio Steering.
With room for eight, comes safety features for eight. Ten standard airbags are among the comprehensive occupant protection measures in the LX 570 and a wide array of driver-assist technologies help the driver to avoid hazards. New and standard for 2016, Lexus Safety System plus combines Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beam and All Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control works at a range of speeds. It tracks the speed of the vehicle traveling ahead and can adjust the speed setting accordingly to help maintain a preset distance. It's sophisticated enough to smoothly adjust acceleration and deceleration when a vehicle enters or exits the lane or highway ahead. Using a combination of millimeter-wave radar and a front-facing camera, PCS can detect vehicles and in some circumstances, pedestrians. PCS can warn the driver of a possible collision and can initiate automatic braking with Brake Assist if necessary.
Lexus went dashboard-to-tailgate inside the LX 570, expanding its already lengthy list of amenities and upgrading multimedia capability. New wood trim options are available. A new three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel is another classic touch. The modern meets the timeless in the new analog clock, which sits in a housing that is carved from a single ingot of aluminum and features LED indicators. GPS functionally adjusts the time zone. The 2016 LX 570 aims to please its passengers. The available dual screen Rear Seat Entertainment System now uses dual 11.6inch screens in place of the former 7.0inch screens. Also new, the second-row provides USB ports and the armrest features controls for the air conditioning and audio.
The LX 570 is an ideal vehicle for getting away from it all while staying informed, entertained and connected. A new 12.3inch display with Remote Touch Interface heads a list of multimedia and connectivity upgrades that keep the LX 570 on the cutting edge of user tech. With the 12.3inch screen, Navigation gains full-screen map capability. There are menu shortcut buttons on the slide of the screen. The screen can be split into three sections to show different functions, such as navigation, audio and climate control information. The new Remote Touch Interface controller makes it even easier to use to operate climate control, audio, phone, navigation and more.
This car is expected to enter into sales sometime next year 2016. Prices would be out towards the end of 2015 as expected. There shouldn't be much variation in the price compared to the previous model which had a price tag of $83,180.
This vehicle is among the few SUVs that offer both refinement and extreme off-road capability.
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