The first official teaser of the Lexus LX has been released. The image portrays an American-spec model donning the LX600 badge and a light bar that stretches across the rear hatch. Not much else is revealed about the brand’s flagship SUV.
We do get a quick snippet of the upcoming Lexus LX trotting about through a dusty mountain pass. Again, not much is show here other than a gritty alloy wheel and a portion of the front left fender that shows us a series of intricate lines along the side and bonnet. From here we can also notice chrome trimming that runs along the lower part of the window.
The official reveal of the Lexus LX was supposed to happen sooner but due to the semiconductor shortage, the premium SUV was slightly delayed. It’s been reported that a new LX750h model will introduced to the range. A recent report suggested that this will be powered by a hybrid version of the 3,5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine found in the new LC 300, and which – incidentally – was a Lexus motor to start with. Assisted by an electric motor, the Lexus LX will reportedly offer outputs of around 358 kW and 870 N.m, which is 53 kW and 221 N.m more than what you get in the non-hybrid Toyota version.
As with the current generation, you can expect the new LX to share its basic architecture with the Land Cruiser 300, while gaining an edgier and more chrome-laden exterior design and a more luxurious cabin. The LC’s new Multi Terrain Select system is also likely to find its way into the Lexus version, as will the Multi-Terrain Monitor that displays hidden objects in front of the vehicle.
It is understood that the new 3,3-litre turbodiesel motor will also be offered as an option in the new-generation Lexus LX range.