Lexus Malaysia today announced that it has begun accepting orders for the updated 2020 LX 570 here on our shores. The full-sized luxury SUV is available locally in two forms – standard and a new Sport variant, with prices starting at RM1,225,883 on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of SST exemptions.
Appearance wise, not much has changed since the third-generation model received its third facelift exercise back in 2015. The marque’s signature spindle grille design gives the large luxury SUV a muscular stance on the road, flanked by LED headlights that’s now equipped with sequential turn signals.
The Lexus LX 570 gets a new Terrane Khaki Mica Metallic exterior colour, and the look is completed by 21-inch machine-finished wheels as standard – an optional item in other markets, which starts at 20-inch items.
The Sport variant on the other hand gains new sporty front and rear bumpers, along with a set of sportier-looking 21-inch forged rims with a more “open” design. The spindle grille on the LX 570 Sport also gets a different L-shaped block mesh design, as opposed to the horizontal slats on standard LX.
Inside, the 2020 Lexus LX 570 remains pretty much unchanged from the previous iteration, introduced here in 2015. Highlights include the 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, the seat back-mounted 11.6-inch Rear Seat Entertainment screens for the second row passenger, as well as third-row powered ventilated seats.
The new Sport variant meanwhile gets additional illuminated scuff plates, aluminium sports pedals with rubber inserts, as well as door courtesy lamps (puddle lights), projecting the logo of the car. New interior colours have also been introduced to the LX (on both variants), including Garnet, Sun Flare Brown, and Ocher.
The powertrain on the Lexus LX 570 is also unchanged; both variants are powered by a 5.7-litre V8 engine, putting out 367 hp and 530 Nm of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and a full-time all-wheel drive driveline with variable fore-and-aft torque split.
Performance wise, the LX 570 does 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, onward to a top speed of 210 km/h. The full-sized SUV is also said to be capable of towing up to 3,500 kg of cargo.
However, perhaps more importantly in a proper SUV like the LX is its off-roading capabilities. For that purpose, the Lexus LX 570 is equipped as standard with Adaptive Variable Suspension, Active Height Control, Multi Terrain Select, Hill Start Assist, as well as Crawl Control where the vehicle takes care of braking and acceleration on slippery slopes.
Befitting its name, the LX 570 Sport is fitted with Performance Dampers at the front axle, enhancing the body rigidity of the luxury SUV, and therefore offering better handling and stability, all without sacrificing the overall comfort of the vehicle according to Lexus.
As for safety, the new full-sized luxury SUV is fitted as standard with the improved Lexus Safety System Plus (LSS+) suite of advanced driver assistance features, which now includes the Pre Collision System autonomous emergency braking feature, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, as well as Lane Departure Alert, in addition to the existing blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert features. The LX comes with 10 air bags as standard.
The Lexus LX 570 and LX 570 Sport will be fully imported from Japan by Lexus Malaysia, and are priced at RM1,225,883 and RM1,281,938 respectively, on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the sales tax exemptions in place until the end of the year.
Included in the price is a comprehensive five-year unlimited mileage warranty, with complete aftersales support by Lexus-trained technicians. The Lexus LX 570 and LX 570 Sport are now available for booking at all authorised Lexus Centres across Malaysia.
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