Updated Lexus LX Coming This Year?

Lexus LX Hybrid

Hans Greimel from the Automotive News has further details on what we might see from Lexus in 2015:

For its next big leap, Lexus will do as the Germans do: Expand the lineup with more iterations of existing nameplates, including hybrids, sporty trims and high-performance variants.

This year, as many as nine updates will debut, including the GS F performance edition of the GS sedan, unveiled at the Detroit auto show. That will be followed by a redesign of the brand’s No. 1 nameplate, the RX crossover, and midcycle changes for the GS and ES sedans and LX SUV.

Lexus also will deploy its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to other nameplates beyond the NX compact crossover, which last year was the first Lexus to get a turbo powerplant.

No big surprise with the GS, ES, and RX, but Lexus updating the LX is something new — while the LX exterior could use some minor tweaks, it’s the interior of the flagship SUV that needs the real attention.

There’s an interesting angle on the LX as well — according to a 2013 report from the Nikkei Japanese newspaper, the plan was for Toyota to release a hybrid Land Cruiser this year. Could a hybrid LX be in the works for the 2016 model year?

[Source: Automotive News]