Is it a coincidence that information about the upcoming fourth generation LX flagship SUV leaks on the same day that the 2022 Land Cruiser 300 is released? Possibly.
In a spec sheet that leaked on the LandCruiserUpdates Instagram page, multiple trims and two engine options for the upcoming Lexus LX are beginning to come into focus.
Interestingly, both LX 570 and LX 600 models are present on the the build sheet. Looking at the model code “URJ201R” for the LX 570, it seems that the LX 570 model might retain the 5.7L V8 used in the current generation. Now that specifications are available for the Land Cruiser 300, it is logical to assume that the LX 600 could come with a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 producing 410 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque just like the Land Cruiser, presumably mated to at 10-speed automatic transmission.
Moving onto trims, multiple models are shown including 4X4, SPORT, F SPORT and VIP. It seems the 4X4 might come in as the base model, while the F SPORT trim is fairly easy to imagine. Perhaps most interesting is the VIP model atop the lineup. Over the last few years, we’ve heard rumors that the next-generation LX would offer a top spec trim similar to the LS sedan’s executive package. Could that be the “VIP” seen here?
Join the conversation on the Lexus Enthusiast forums and let us know what you think these models and trims might mean.