After years of waiting, the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser has finally been revealed. However, that is only the first half of Toyota's flagship SUV equation. All that's left to be done for them is to launch its Lexus counterpart, the LX.
Lexus recently gave a sneak peek of the upcoming luxury 4x4 during the redesigned NX's launch. It's still hiding under a sheet, but it hints that its debut isn't too far off. However, a report has emerged regarding its launch date.
According to Creative311, the next-generation LX will premiere on August 1, 2021. Lexus did not confirm this just yet, but it is plausible nonetheless. After all, it wouldn't make much sense for Lexus to hold off its launch since the all-new Land Cruiser has already been launched. Historically, we didn't have to wait long before the Lexus version of the Land Cruiser came out.
There are also several interesting developments. It is said that there will be three versions of the all-new LX, namely the LX 500d, LX 600, and even a possible LX 750h hybrid. For now, the LX 500d and LX 600 have been confirmed because of trademark patents. We're likely to see the new 3.3-liter turbodiesel in the LX 500d, however, rumors are suggesting that the LX 600 might come with a V8. That said, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo is a more likely option.
There is supporting evidence that the LX 600 will use the twin-turbo V6. A leaked document shows the chassis code VJA310R with the V signifying the boosted six-cylinder engine. That same document shows three possible variants for the upcoming LX. It includes the standard model, the F SPORT, and a VIP edition. We're curious what the VIP variant is like, and it has been suggested that it could be a light armored version of the SUV. It is also possible that it could be an ultra-luxury version of the LX similar to the LM four-seater.
Most of it is speculation for now, but much of the gathered information sounds plausible. All that's left to do now is wait for the SUV to be launched and see what lines up.