Car & Driver Previews the 2008 Lexus LX 570


The 2008 Lexus LX 570

Car & Driver has posted up their preview of the upcoming Lexus LX 570, which will include a feature I don’t recall reading about:

The permanent four-wheel drive incorporates an electronically locking center differential and brake-based limited-slip traction assist. Toyota has developed “crawl control,” a low-speed, off-road cruise control. Up to 10 mph, the desired velocity is maintained by a system that closely monitors wheel speeds and works the throttle and brakes to ensure traction in ruts, sand, and polo-field horse poop.

I can only imagine the ridicule such a feature would illicit from off-roaders, but it certainly sounds handy to me.

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