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2018 Lexus LX 570 S flagship revealed

By David Bonnici, 04 Oct 2018 Car News

2018 Lexus LX 570 S flagship revealed

Lexus’s luxurious V8 SUV gains an even bolder-looking range-topping variant with enhanced drivability

Lexus has introduced a new, aggressively styled version of its flagship LX SUV for those who think the gigantic Toyota Landcruiser 200-based 4X4 wagon isn’t already audacious enough.

The updated Lexus LX 570 S features bold exterior bling including front and rear bumper skirts, gloss black 21-inch forged alloy wheels, exclusive sports mesh patterned grille and puddle lamps in the exterior mirrors that project "LX S" branding on the ground.

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Its capacious interior meanwhile gains alloy pedals, and semi-aniline perforated leather trim available in black or an exclusive rich burgundy hue named Garnet. Two exterior colours are available – Sonic Quartz and Starlight Black.

The LX 570 S’ sporty aesthetics are matched by improved handling with a front performance damper that, according to Lexus, enhances the big-wagon’s body rigidity and steering stability.

Priced at $168,089, the 5.7-litre V8 petrol LX 570 S will set you back an extra $25,300 over the standard LX 570, and shares its impressive features list that includes Lexus Safety System + active safety with autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control and head-up display, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

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Other standard equipment includes a 12.3-inch high-definition screen, satellite navigation, four-zone climate control, four-camera multi-terrain monitor and panoramic view monitor, heated steering wheel, and ventilation and heating for the front and outboard second-row seats.

The Lexus 570 S is now available at Lexus dealerships.

2019 Lexus LX pricing

  •          LX 450d - $134,500
  •          LX 570 - $142,471
  •          LX 570 S - $168,089