6 Things to Know About the 2022 Lexus LX 600

6 Things to Know About the 2022 Lexus LX 600

The all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 proves that luxury and capability can coexist. Totally redesigned from the ground up — inside and out — the all-new 2022 LX 600 stands as the ultimate sport-utility flagship.

Here are six standout features:

Performance Driven

Although the LX has undergone a complete redesign, one thing hasn’t changed: its superb performance. The full-size luxury SUV, with its newly reengineered body-on-frame platform, deepens the Lexus Driving Signature with guests in mind. Thanks to the introduction of the rigid GA-F platform and a 441-pound weight reduction, the SUV’s well-known characteristics have been enhanced even further.

Lighter than its predecessor, the new LX realizes a predictable, balanced comportment during turning, acceleration and deceleration maneuvers, plus improves stability when driving off-road.

Powering the LX is a high-output, high-torque 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine.

Driving Innovative Style

When it comes to design, the flagship LX combines high functionality with striking aesthetics. The SUV’s front A-pillars are pushed back to create a cab-backward design and a stout torso, and it’s equipped with 22-inch aluminum wheels (the largest in the Lexus lineup) that convey a sense of dynamic driving.

For guests who crave crafted details that stand out from the crowd, this SUV delivers. The already arresting design is complemented by stylish, avant-garde features boasting a futuristic aesthetic that commands attention.

The spindle grille’s three-dimensional shape is made up of seven sets of floating bars which create a frameless appearance. A precise fit between each bar’s thickness and width ensures not only a new look but also a cooling performance that the twin-turbo engine needs.

Stylish accents don’t stop there. To give a sense of depth depending on the viewing angle, the headlamps’ L-shaped clearance lamps (with daytime running lights) have evolved into a three-dimensional shape and their inner lenses have been doubled. These unique details create an appeal that helps guests to see and be seen.

While they’re looking, they’ll notice the stylish, redesigned rear LEXUS logo that spells out the next generation of luxury. Change is good.

Superior Functionality

What’s more, the new LX is now available in five grades: Standard, Premium, Luxury — and for the first time ever, F SPORT and Ultra Luxury. Designed to suit every lifestyle, the new grades will elevate the driving experience for everyone.

For instance, Lexus’ first-ever four-seat Ultra Luxury grade enhances the lineup with an emphasis on rear passenger space and comfort. For unparalleled comfort, the front seat can be moved forward, which is ideal for passengers with longer legs.

Not only has the Ultra Luxury-grade cabin been redesigned, but it also boast several other luxury features, such as curved headrests, sunshades on the side, and an exclusive air-conditioning system that provides full-body comfort with overhead vents.

If guests prefer a sportier look and feel, the F SPORT grade is the right choice. A first for LX, the vehicle offers unique design touches and handling. It features exclusive 22-inch forged aluminum wheels and a chrome grille frame with a mesh design. Although this SUV is sportier, luxury still abounds. Genuine leather trims the steering wheel and shifter for style and grip and the exclusive F SPORT emblem is emblazoned throughout.

When it comes to performance, this grade checks all the boxes and scores high marks across the board. It features specially tuned standard front and rear performance dampers, a Torsen® Limited Slip Differential and rear stabilizer to help the vehicle remain level when navigating sharp turns or corners.

Speak Your Mind

Thanks to the new Lexus Interface multimedia system, life just got easier for LX guests. With human-centered technology that complements the senses throughout, the LX 600 allows guests to focus on the road while the innovative and intuitive system helps navigate life’s twists and turns.

The new interface includes a 12.3-inch upper touch screen with an added LX-exclusive 7-inch lower touch screen, providing guests with intuitive technology at their fingertips. Human Machine Interface (HMI) enhances user interaction and accessibility using sight, touch and voice: The latter being developed with a human-centered approach.

Navigating to a new destination and need some direction? The Voice Assistant is intended to be the primary way drivers interact with the new multimedia system. It features dual microphones, dual speaker locations and enhanced noise-canceling that make it possible for front seat occupants to access elevated navigation, media and phone functions by simply speaking — further reducing interaction with devices and helping drivers keep their eyes on the road.

Terrain-Adaptive Design

Despite its proven ability to handle rough roads, the new LX continues to evolve. Equipped with six terrain modes: Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow and Rock — guests can drive confidently where their journeys take them. Whether it’s through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado or countryside dirt roads, this SUV can tackle paths beyond the pavement.

The operating range of Multi-Terrain Select — a new feature to the LX — was previously limited to the low range (L4) and has now been expanded to the high range (H4). The new Auto mode is designed to combine information from various sensors to estimate road conditions and optimize brake hydraulic pressure, driving force and suspension control while driving.

In addition, the LX is equipped with several advanced technologies for off-road driving, such as the Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM) and the first dual display, designed to help make it easier to drive in harsh environments.

With Crawl Control, it intuitively orchestrates the engagement and disengagement of engine output and hydraulic braking pressure to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behavior.

When descending a steep slope, the Downhill Assist Control system is designed to automatically adjust the hydraulic pressure on all four wheels to support stable descent without locking up the wheels. Because the vehicle speed is maintained with the flick of a switch, the driver is able to concentrate on steering without having to worry about braking and accelerating.

Top Priority Safety

Exquisite luxury and top-notch durability should also come with a sense of safety. The new LX 600 features the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which includes a suite of key active safety details. For example, the All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control operates above 30 mph and can perform vehicle-to-vehicle distance control by gradually slowing the vehicle down to 0 mph under normal braking conditions and can then resume speed after a stop.

There is also a feature that allows for smooth overtaking of slower cars. For instance, if the turn signal is engaged while traveling behind a vehicle going slower than the preset speed, the system provides an initial acceleration boost to prepare for changing lanes. Once the driver changes lanes, the vehicle continues to accelerate until it reaches the original preset speed.

And, designed to help while driving, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist warns the driver either through steering wheel vibrations or an audible alert if it detects an inadvertent lane departure at speeds above 32 mph.

It’s not the only feature that specializes in detection. Intelligent High Beams is designed to detect preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switch between high beam and low beam headlights. This feature helps with visibility at night and can help enhance safety.

From key performance to superior standard active safety features, there are plenty of reasons to love the new LX 600. It offers a seamless integration of comfort, technological advancements, and functionality to meet the needs of every guest.

You can learn more about the 2022 Lexus LX 600 here.

Originally published November 23, 2021

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