A Japanese blog has reportedly leaked the specs for the next-generation Lexus LX. The blog suggests the new LX will be further differentiated from the new Toyota Land Cruiser, including offering a hybrid variant.
It’s worth calling out this same blog, Creative Trend, accurately reported the specs of the new Land Cruiser before its reveal. So with a solid track record in pace, we’re inclined to believe them when it comes to this LX news. The site Lexus Enthusiast translated the specs from Japanese.
According to the information, the base LX will be called the LX 600. This variant will be powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that is found in the new Land Cruiser. This engine offers 415 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. A LX 500d is slated for the Middle East market, implying it will be powered by Land Cruiser’s 3.3-liter turbo-diesel.
The headliner here is the fact that there will reportedly be a LX 750h. This model is expected to be a hybrid version of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 with an impressive 480 horsepower and 642 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain is not offered in the new Land Cruiser and perpetuates Lexus’ narrative that their hybrids are the most-powerful trim levels, just like the 2022 NX.
Speaking of the NX, the new LX is expected to share some of the same styling cues on the exterior. Inside, the LX is slated to gain Lexus’ new infotainment system that is also found in the NX. This touchscreen-based interface is centered on a 14-inch screen in the NX, which is expected to upsize to 17-inches in the LX.
Creative Trend also alleges that Lexus will begin accepting orders for the new LX in September. Unlike the new Land Cruiser, this new LX will arrive in the United States.