With the next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser not reaching the United States, there is still hope for a Toyota full-size SUV for the North American market – and it’s in the form of the fourth-gen Lexus LX which debuted this week.
More importantly, the Lexus LX has a lot to offer this time around instead of just being a chic take on the venerable LC. For the first time, an F Sport version is offered, while an all-new Ultra Luxury or VIP trim has been introduced.
What is the difference between the two new Lexus SUVs? The presentation video of Almuraba integrated at the top of this page speaks about it. And oh, don’t forget to turn on subtitles or closed captions for that if you don’t understand Arabic.
As you can see there is a huge difference between the two trim levels starting only with the fascia. The F Sport trim follows its usual design philosophy like the black mesh grille and other glossy black accents, while the Ultra Luxury trim looks very futuristic with its chrome horizontal slats. The rears of the two are quite similar, however, using the LED light bar that runs through the tailgate.
The interior is where the plethora of differences come in. The F Sport comes with the usual red upholstery, while the Ultra Luxury has a four-seat layout with the rear seats that recline up to. 48 degrees for maximum comfort.
Whichever trim you choose, you get the 3.5-liter V6 gas grinder shared with the Land Cruiser. It develops 409 horsepower (305 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (649 Newton-meters) of torque, an improvement of 26 horsepower and 76 pound-feet over the outgoing model.
The 2022 Lexus LX will arrive in U.S. dealerships by the first quarter of next year.