Monster Lexus gets more luxury goodies in US market

2019 LEXUS  LX 570. Image: Lexus US

PLANO, Texas – Lexus in the US is giving buyers of the 2020 LX 570 a new way to express their style with the introduction of a Sport Package to be available only on the three-row models.

A new interior and exterior styling package, Lexus US says, enhances the LX’s traditional lines with:

  • Exterior: An exclusive sport grille and front fascia, revised lower rear valence, body colour external mirrors with chromed accents.
  • Interior: Semi-aniline, leather-trimmed, seats in black, deep red, or exclusive white with a black headliner.

LX models with the Sport Package also include a Luxury package (heatable/ventilated front/rear seats, four-zone aircon, LX projector door lights, 21”, 10-spoked alloy wheel rims, a Mark Levinson 19-speaker audio system, heatable wood-rimmed steering-wheel, head-up display, and a wireless charging pad.

2019 LEXUS  LX 570. Image: Lexus US

Under the bonnet of the LX 570 is a 5.7-litre V8 capable of 285kW and 90% of its 546Nm from 3600rpm feeding an eight-speed auto transmission. 5, the LX 570 is capable of towing up to 3175kg.

SEPTEMBER US LAUNCH

The body-on-frame rides on a multi-terrain system capable of five settings: rock, rock and gravel, Mogul(?), loose rock and mud/sand.

The standard Lexus Safety System+ includes pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping, self-dipping headlights and cruise control.

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The 2020 Lexus LX 570 will go on sale in September 2019 in the US. Check with you local Lexus dealer to see if he/she will be ordering… but given the American prices, have a chat with your bank manager first.

You could be looking at R1.5-million… before tax.

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