The redesign of the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is one of the most certain things. The company updated most of its lineup, and now it is time for the big rigs to go through a revisit. Changes in the full-size class are more likely than ever and the latest rumors are pointing to one big switch.
As our title says – the 2021 Lexus LX 570 could become the LX600. How’s that? The company filed for the trademarks for the nameplate. Currently, the decision is waiting for the green light, but it shows something big is going on. With expected changes in the full-size class, we could see another name update for the LX lineup. Previously it was known as LX470, while the current generation is LX570. The LX 600 is coming. But, details about plans are still unavailable.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Redesign
The process is long and the new nameplate could be available beyond 2022. The LX can’t wait for so long for an update. The 2021 Lexus LX 570 will keep its 5.7-liter engine (that is where the nameplate came from). On the other hand, a lot of other things are new. Spy photos are not available yet, but the latest serious refresh happened when the vehicle entered the market in 2015. After six years, the redesign is certain, but we still don’t know too much about the interior and exterior.
LX 570 vs Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota is present in the premium SUV market with Land Cruiser. Well, Lexus is owned by the Japanese company, so two full-size models share some things in common. For example, there is a big engine and a lot of equipment. In the future, they will have the same opportunity to update the look and drivetrains.
Some details about the new generation of the Land Cruiser are already available. However, the stories about the new engine are not precise. Toyota will replace a V8 with a twin-turbo V6. Specs are still unknown. Also, we can hear that the carmaker is cooperating with another Japanese company. According to rumors, Subaru is going to deliver a famous Boxer technology for the Land Cruiser. What it has to do with 2021 Lexus LX 570? Well, the changes in one vehicle will cause updates on the other one.
V8 or Twin-Turbo V6
Until we find out more details on the V6 engine, the LX will be available with the current V8 setup. This one is not delivering monster outputs. However, 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque are enough for the many off-road obstacles. LX is not as capable as the Land Cruiser, which is a specialist for tough terrains. On the other hand, you are getting a cool styling and premium interior. LC is aging, with the latest generation arrived more than ten years ago.
An eight-speed automatic transmission remains the power router. It distributes power to rear wheels. At the buyer’s demand, the LX is becoming an AWD SUV with superb balance and traction. The fuel consumption is the main reason why engineers want to get rid of the V8 unit. With 15 mpg combined, this is one of the biggest consumers in the full-size class.
Toyota and Lexus Give a Green Light to Android Auto
Good news for all drivers looking for the Android Auto services on their Toyota and Lexus vehicles – the Japanese carmaker is finally adding this feature. A year before, the same happened with Apple CarPlay. Now, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 has something to show off. Well, some models will get it already in 2020, such as Lexus RX and Toyota Sequoia. Android Auto will be part of the new Entune infotainment system, which is also heading to the new generation. The debut is set for the 2021 season.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Price and Release Date
The new generation of the 2021 Lexus LX 570 will need a big show to present all its features. We mentioned only a part of the updates which are coming for the SUV. The company still keeps a lot of details away from our sources. Understandable, since the competition in the premium full-size SUV class is tougher than ever. Lincoln Navigator was recently updated and it started the chain reaction. Besides the two of Toyota’s products, the 2021 season is going to bring an all-new Cadillac Escalade. We expected this to happen since the GM is testing other big SUVs for a while. Finally, Infiniti introduced the new Monograph platform. It underpins the upcoming QX80, which is about to happen soon. Experts believe all of these big models will appear during the auto show in Detroit.
The price is going up. The new technology will raise the luxury to the new levels. Currently, the cheapest premium full-size SUVs are starting around $75k. The LX is not an exception. But, the new era of these vehicles will slap a new price tag. Do not be surprised if the new LX570 or LX600 comes out over $80k.