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Lexus Russia Announces LX 450d with Twin-Turbo Diesel Engine

Lexus LX 450d

Lexus Russia has just announced the 2016 LX 450d, marking the first time the flagship full-size SUV has been offered with a diesel engine.

The LX 450d is powered by a 4.5L V8 twin-turbo diesel engine with a six-speed transmission, making 272 horsepower and 479 lb.ft of torque — this is the very same powertrain offered in the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 diesel.

Fuel economy for the LX 450d stands at 9.5L/100km (24.7 mpg), compared to the 362 horsepower LX 570 at its rating of 14.4L/100km (16.3 mpg).

One other curious fact — the LX 450d will only be available with five seats, the third row has been removed. Pricing starts at 4,999,000 rubles in Russia, and it remains unknown if or when other markets will offer the diesel LX.

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    spwolf
  • October 15, 2015
Russia is the biggest market for this in the world, since they sell plenty of LX's and still drive diesels....
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    Wicus Kriel
  • October 15, 2015
Diesels make a lot of sense in South Africa as well. Fuel is expensive (our currency is weak) and we cover a lot of ground as there are loads of safari destinations and our public transportation is unsafe for day to day use. Looking forward to seeing the LX450d in SA. Good move Lexus!
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    Skipetenj
  • October 15, 2015
Bring it to the states - I could use one - 50k miles per year
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    LexusTechSA
  • October 16, 2015
Dealers in South Africa are already taking orders for the LX450d
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    DOC4Lex
  • October 17, 2015
Well then this would make it the first Lexus ever diesel to enter SA shores ,since we never got the previous Gen Lexus IS220d it was only sold in EU.
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    farid
  • October 17, 2015
why lexus russia????why not usa and other country?????is this the motor(450d) just for russia or all LX model in other country????? why the official lexus site announced this motor(450d)??????
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    LexusTechSA
  • October 17, 2015
IS 200t has also just been released to dealers
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    Jake
  • October 21, 2015
This Diesel LX is not being released in Australia.

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