The full-size luxury 2022 Lexus LX 600 SUV is scheduled to arrive at Canadian dealers in the first quarter of 2022.
For the fourth generation, Lexus expanded LX’s range adding the all-new VIP Executive and F SPORT grades.
New GA-F platform
Engineers revised the LX’s fundamental characteristics and reduced its centre of gravity and weight by 200 kg while increasing body rigidity.
The suspension stroke is made sufficiently long with 100 mm/3.93 in. of bound and 145 mm/5.7 in. of rebound (15 mm/0.6 in. longer than that of the previous model) to help achieve both exceptional on and off-road driving performance.
The four-link axle-type suspension with rear lateral control arms is inherited from the previous model, while the suspension arms and shock absorber layout and characteristics are refined.
The rebound stroke is increased by 20 mm/0.8 in. compared to the previous model to ensure excellent road-following performance.
The rear shock absorbers are placed outside of the lower control arm, and the shock absorber mounting angle has been adjusted to match the angle at which the axle moves.
LX 600 powertrain
The 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine (V35A-FTS engine) is smaller than the outgoing naturally-aspirated V8 and provides increased output and torque through turbocharging.
The engine produces an output of 409 hp and a maximum of 479 lb-ft of torque and maintains maximum torque in a wide range up to about 3,600 rpm.
The all-all-new LX also features Multi-Terrain Select, which allows the driver to select from six modes – Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow, and Rock – to support off-road driving conditions.
In addition to conventional brake hydraulics, the drive power and suspension are integrated and controlled for optimization according to the selected mode, making it possible to match driving performance to road conditions.
Engaged when the vehicle is in low range, Crawl Control allows LX to move forward or in reverse at one of five driver-selected low-speed settings: LO, MIDL, MID, MIDH, and HIGH.
Crawl Control intuitively orchestrates the engagement and disengagement of engine output and hydraulic braking pressure to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behaviour.
Downhill Assist Control
When descending a steep slope, the system is designed to automatically control the hydraulic pressure of the brakes on all four wheels to support stable descent without locking the wheels.
Because the selected vehicle speed is maintained through the operation of a switch, the driver can concentrate on steering operations without worrying about braking and accelerating, thus reducing the burden on the driver.
Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM)
The Multi-Terrain Monitor uses four cameras to help the driver see around the vehicle.
The images captured by the front, side, and rear cameras can be interchanged and are shown on the entire 12.3-inch display, allowing the driver to check road conditions, which are often in the driver’s blind spots.
VIP Executive Grade
The Lexus-first four-seat VIP Executive grade enhances the LX lineup with special attention paid to the rear passenger space and their experience.
Added comfort features such as sunshades on the side and quarter windows, reading lights, and a rear seat display are standard. A VIP Executive-exclusive air conditioning system offers unique overhead ceiling vents for a full-body experience.
F SPORT Grade
Styling features of the F SPORT grade include new and exclusive 22-inch forged aluminum wheels and F mesh design spindle grille with jet-black chrome grille frame. Inside, the steering wheel and shifter feature textured genuine leather for improved style and grip, while the exclusive F SPORT emblem is applied throughout.
A custom crafted F-designed seat further enhances hold against lateral g-forces. Ultra White (exterior) with Circuit Red (interior) is offered as an F SPORT grade exclusive.
Driving performance for the F SPORT grade features uniquely tuned standard front and rear performance dampers, a Torsen®LSD, and a rear stabilizer.
Special tuning of the EPS and AVS offers performance-focused response and handling stability that only the F SPORT can provide.
Lexus Safety System+ 2.5
The 2022 LX comes standard with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which brings a suite of key active safety features to the vehicle.
- Pre-Collision System (PCS) includes:
- Frontal Collision Warning (FCW)
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Pedestrian Detection and Bicyclist Detection
- Features an enhancement to the lens camera and millimetre-wave radar elements to expand the response range.
- Emergency Steering Assist (ESA)
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) can be activated above 48 km/h and is designed to perform vehicle-to-vehicle distance controls down to 0 km/h and can resume from a stop. DRCC also includes a feature that allows for smooth overtaking of slower vehicles.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA) is designed to help notify the driver if it senses an inadvertent lane departure at speeds above 50 km/h via steering wheel vibrations or audible alert. It can also take slight corrective measures to help keep the driver within the visibly marked lane.
When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to provide a slight steering force to help steer to the centre of the lane to assist the driver with staying in the lane using visible lane markers or a preceding vehicle. LTA alerts the driver with a visual warning and either an audible alert or steering wheel vibration.
Additional Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 features include Automatic High Beams, which detects preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switches between high beam and low beam headlights.