The new Lexus flagship SUV is arriving next week
It's been a few months since the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series made its official debut. You might even see a few units driving around the country already. But the question remains, where's Land Cruiser's more luxurious Lexus counterpart – the LX? Given the lack of information, we suspected it might not arrive until next year. But it seems that isn't the case.
Lexus has officially revealed the first teaser photo and video of the new LX. Best of all, the automaker mentioned a launch date – October 13, 2021. Yes, the all-new LX will officially debut next week.
Unfortunately, the teaser video and trailer released by Lexus barely reveal any details about the flagship SUV. What we do know is that the 2022 LX will adopt Lexus' new design language for the rear end, similar to the NX launched earlier this year. Instead of the Lexus logo, the word LEXUS is spaced out across the tailgate below the rear window. There's also a full-width LED taillight, giving the SUV lots of presence on the road.
Based on the teaser photo, the LX will have a flat rear end, similar to the new Land Cruiser. No more extended bumpers like the previous generation model. Also noteworthy is the badge. It says LX600, and it's likely the new range-topping variant of the SUV. Interestingly, it's missing the letter “h”, which indicates this particular variant is not a hybrid.
Assuming the badge represents the displacement of the engine, the LX could have a 6.0-liter engine. Still, that's highly unlikely considering the Land Cruiser dropped the V8 in favor of smaller displacement engines. That said, the new SUV could use the same engines available in the Land Cruiser – a twin-turbodiesel 3.3-liter V6 or a 3.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline V6.
The video does give small glimpses of the 2022 LX, but it's hard to make things out. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long to find out.