Lexus LX 570 Debuts in China for $179,000 USD

2008 Lexus LX 570

The Lexus LX 570 went on sale today in China today, retailing with the rather extraordinary price tag of 1.3 million yuan, which translates to $179,000 USD, or roughly 242.5% higher than the USA’s retail price of $73,800.

Frankly, an increase of over $100,000 is astounding, yet it’s hardly out of place when looking at the competition. Let’s take a Mercedes GL450, which starts at $56,725 USD stateside. A chinese buyer would have to pay 1.348 million yuan, or $185,600 USD, a whopping 327.2% increase. The BMW X5 4.8i is even worse, though not by much. It retails for $54,500 USD in the States and costs 1.336 million yuan ($184,000 USD), an increase of 337.6%.

Put into this context, it could be said that the Lexus LX 570 is the best deal, but that’s hardly an argument I’d be willing to make.

[Source: GasGoo]



  1. I think the price in Japan is actually 159% higher rather than 59% higher

  2. GS4: My percentage calculations were so off it wasn’t even funny. I’ve updated the post.

  3. does anyone know rough price of the LX570 or new landcruiser in japan

  4. Hi there Alfred,

    I can’t find any mention of the LX 570 being sold in Japan, but the Land Cruiser starts at ¥4,700,000 ($43,869 USD). Here’s more information:

  5. I coudn't see any information about lx570 in japan is it made outside japan any idea ?

  6. khalee

    LX is built in the Yoshiwara plant, in Aichi, Japan. Probably sold in Japan as the Toyota Land Cruiser.

  7. kev's correct, the LX isn't available in Japan, though the equally comparable Toyota Landcruiser most definitely is.

  8. Willie (from Trinidad)

    Would the LX 570 be available in Japan?  If so when?

  9. Ann Marie (from Trinidad)

    Desperately trying to buy a right hand drive version of the LX 570, any idea where this can be located?

  10. if you are still looking for the RHD Lexus LX570, let me know.  send me an email

  11. @Hayden

    I am looking for RHD LX 570 any ideas what the cost is going to be and where I can get one ??

  12. @Ann Marie (from Trinidad): are you still looking for the RHD LX570 for Trinidad?