Lexus filed for the new nameplate registration. It is LX 600. That means the old SUV is near the next generation. The 2021 Lexus LX 570 could be the last run of the model that carries a 5.7-liter engine. The number in the name indicates the engine. So, GX 460 carries a 4.6-liter, and RX 350 a 3.5-l displacement. The new LX and a 6.0-liter mill? Hardly.
Instead, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 could be turned into a twin-turbo V6 SUV with more power than the V8 is currently making. The same change is coming for the Toyota Land Cruiser, LX’s closest sibling. Besides the engine replacement, the company is going to redesign its largest SUVs. The competition in the segment is growing and it seems that premium full-size class will be one of the most interesting in 2021.
LX 600 is Going to Replace the LX 570
The Japanese company already filed for the new nameplate. That is LX 600. Fans and experts didn’t need too much time to figure out something big is going on. Precise details or any piece of information is still unavailable. Well, the company didn’t get a green light for the trademark. But, LX 600 or some other name, it is obvious the new generation is on the way. The SUV is nearly 15 years old and the redesign was expected a few years ago. But now we have the first clues. Changes are big, but the new model is coming after the 2021 Lexus LX 570. So, the old nameplate will have at least one more run.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Specs
The new engine is on the way. But, by the time it arrives, the new nameplate will probably be on the market. Until then, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 relies on the 5.7-liter V8 unit. Reliable and powerful, the powerplant crunches 380 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. The company pairs it with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to rear wheels by default, while the four-wheel drive is optional. The LX is rated to tow 8,500 pounds, and it is one of the most potent full-size luxury SUV.
If the company decides to launch the new engine before the LX 600 steps into the market, the twin-turbo model will be able to produce over 450 hp. Other components of the drivetrain are not certain yet but expect retuning of the transmission and entire AWD.
The major concern and a reason for the new engine is poor fuel economy. The new LX returns only 12/16 mpg. Well, owners of the luxury SUVs usually don’t have concerns about the consumption. With a fuel tank capacity of 24 gallons, you can cruise less than 300 miles in the city. So, that is a concern and the engineers are making a significant push from the current mileage.
This is something we expect for a long time. The LX needs refreshment and urgently. Well, we cannot say that the current edition is not eye-catching, especially a huge spindle grille. However, the changes will be significant as soon as the new generation is unveiled. While the 2021 Lexus LX 570 is still there with a V8 engine, we won’t see changes on the body.
Well, the biggest update we expect is for the infotainment system. Toyota is now using Android Auto and it will be added to the 2021 Lexus LX 570. Apple CarPlay is already there. Fans will get the new generation of Enform system, but again, with the LX 600.
2021 Lexus LX 570 Trim Levels and Equipment
There are only two versions of the 2021 Lexus LX 570 that will be available for the purchase. Buyers can choose between two- and three-row. For both of them, a 12-inch display with navigation is standard. Driver’s seat is adjustable in 14 ways, while passengers’ bucket is 12-way adjustable. Blindspot monitor improves safety, but it is not a part of the Safety Plus package. Quad-zone climate control and a panoramic moonroof are parts of the base offer.
Optionally, the 2021 Lexus LX 570 can come with eight seats. Sport package adds a special grille and side mirrors in body colors. Plus, there is a semi-aniline leather upholstery. The Luxury package is available for $1,500. Optional wheels can grow up to 21 inches and seats are getting ventilation and heating. Heavily loaded, the LX comes with a 19-speaker premium sound system.
When Will 2021 Lexus LX 570 Be Available?
The company is going to introduce the new 2021 LX 570 silently. Well, the entire industry is expecting the next generation with new engines and a fresh design. Without big changes, there is no need for a huge show and the premiere. Also, the price is going to stay put at $88,000, while the three-row model adds $5,000.