Lexus stunned the automotive world in 1989, with the debut of the LS 400 sedan. Lexus produced, what was too many, a flawless sedan. Since then the Lexus name has been amongst the world prestige brands.
It has developed from nothing AWD SUV’s in the RX and NX range but for their premium 4WD SUV they have relied on the ubiquitous Landcruiser underpinnings. This brings many advantages and some disadvantages for the LX570. Make no mistake, the LX570 is a genuine 4WD SUV though.
Externally, LX570 carries through the Lexus familial style though with the nose and grill, some extra features around the rear light binnacle and wheel and tyre combinations. The 20-inch standard alloys also feature a bright, machined finish with a sophisticated, multi-spoke design. They run 285/50R20 tyres. Both the auto levelling LED headlamps and daytime running lamps illuminate in an L-shape to express strong brand identity.
In typical Lexus fashion the interior is packed with features and function. Recent upgrades include new steering wheel, console storage, full instrument panel, door trims, ornamentation, instrument display, multimedia screens and seats.
The driver’s seat has a 12-way power function for the reclining angle, lumbar support, vertical adjuster and cushion front. It is superbly comfortable. The front passenger seat has a 10-way power function to meet individual preferences.
The electronically adjusted steering wheel provides comfort and increases functionality with a new control switch layout. The dash is clear, easy to read and houses a 4.2-inch TFT display screen. There is also an adjustable HUD with current speed and navigational waypoints.