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Lexus VX 470



  • this question has been asked several times already, but here goes again!!!!!!!!!!


    When will this thing be on sale, have got the bug.......cant hold out much longer.....need a fix.......
  • The Toyota Group is planning on redesigning or introducing 18 models in the next two years, or something like that. I bet that the JX 470 will be around by early next year.... I hope. It sounds like a nice alternative to the Escalade, which is NOT a good looking car. My friend's mother has one (she's pretty old, the car is gigantic to her) and it is very gaudy, not to mention that the interior looks like a Trailblazer. But that's not my point. Since the Sequoia is a good SUV (from what I gather) it would figure that its Lexus variant would be very good as well. Anyway, the segment needs a more utility-minded Lexus, because the LX470 is a tad weak for its size,and it shares its engine with another SUV that is much cheaper
  • LX OR VX doesnt matter by name
    but i think if there is really VX sharing wheel base with sequoia i think there will be also new gen LX sharing the wheel base and mechanics with the new land cruiser
    TOYOTA not silly to delete the out roads cabability of the landcruiser from lexus catalogue
    just think about it
    how want space with good price go to VX
    and how want the true out roads cabability with luxury welcome in LX
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    There's no guarantee that Toyota won't cut the Land Cruiser when they introduce the new FJ, and that would cut the LX off right there. I think that they will make the GX the off-roader, the VX a 65,000 Escalade killer with lots of space and the LX the super-plush 78,000 do-anything machine.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    If Rap Artists didn't put them in every Music Video they produced, and if basketball players stopped buying them in droves and "pimping" them out with spinners and outrageously large rims, the Escalade would probably be like any other GM vehicle- a ho-hum rebadged truck with extra features and carrying huge incentives.
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    Even as it is.... I think that Escalades are worse than the competition. A Navigator is more luxurious and bigger on the inside, a Range Rover has a lot more panache and really good off roading credentials, the LX470 is also not a bad off roader and is a very sturdy machine. And the QX56 looks funny....

    If I was a rappa (hey stop laughing) I would pick a navigata ova an escalade.
  • Lexus definitely needs to redesign their flagship SUV on the outside. The current look has been around since like 1998. Lexus needs to do a better job of differentiating the LX470 from ordinary Land Cruisers. Otherwise, why pay extra? The interior of the current LX is perfect the way it is. For the redesign, Lexus should bring in a new engine with 300+ horsepower so that it can really run with the Navigator, Escalade, QX56 and Range Rover. Towing capacity should be bumped from 5000 lbs to 8000+ lbs. Lexus should also make bigger third row seats like all it's competitors.

    However, the one thing I want to see Lexus do most is give the VX/LX styling that is it's own not derived from another vehicle.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    If I were a rap artist I'd go for either the LX470 or the Range Rover.
  • The LX/Land is probably discontinued, as the 4-runner/GX are still truck based and called the Land Cruiser Prado overseas.

    The new LX will have a much bigger and more powerful engine, Toyota is not fooling around with the trucks/tundra again.

    It will be Sequioa based.
  • maxhonda99maxhonda99 Posts: 1,289
    I don't think Toyota will kill the Land Cruiser. The name has too much history, even in the US and it's still a good seller. I can see maybe Toyota using a shortened Sequioa frame for the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX.
  • bgreigbgreig Posts: 17
    I hope the new LX will have full sized seats. There is no reason the top vehicle from Lexus should have seats that pale in comparison to those of a Mercedes S class and BMW 7 series. Why not adjustable cushion depth, power ventilation, etc.? The LX is a perfect vehicle in nearly every way, except that the seats were designed for midgets.
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    The FJ is way lower on the price scale than the Land Cruiser. Besides, the Land Cruiser has quite a reputation. It's also a lot more versatile than a lot of the competition in the 50k SUV segment. Ever thought about taking an Escalade off-road? Navigator? Me neither.
  • umcpgradumcpgrad Posts: 1
    I've been waiting patiently for word on when (or if) the LX is going to be redesigned. I for one would LOVE to see Lexus produce a true Full Size Luxury SUV. It seems like Lexus is going for bold new designs, as we see with the new GS and IS. Also Lexus says the Concept Car - (LF-A) represents a new design direction for all of their cars and SUVs. Imagine a bold, new, full size SUV from Lexus!!! I'm just hoping that they don't price it to far over 70K. I'm looking all over the web for any specific news about the new Full Size SUV... Can anyone point me to anything out there???
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    I can't, as there hasn't been much speculation as to the new full sizer.
  • toy4metoy4me Posts: 13
    I agree with umcpgrad! I'm in the market for a new full size SUV for my new blended family. I'm considering a new Sequoia but would like to know for sure if Lexus is going to create their own version of it. I've read here that it may be called the VX. Does anyone have any info on this? I don't want to buy a 2005 Sequoia when either Toyota or Lexus will come out with something better in just a few months! Please shed some light on this for me, if you can! Thanks.
  • For the NEW Tundra to launch, then build one off that.

    This would explain the lack of news.

    That would be at least 3 years away.

  • carnutincacarnutinca Posts: 35
    I have researched the above for weeks now and there is absolutely nothing that has leaked out of Toyota/Lexus concerning their new full size SUV plans. However, if the past is any indicator, Lexus will build the new 07/08 Sequoia on the new Tundra platform and share this with a luxury Lexus model just like they did with the new 4Runner/GX470. New SUV platforms are so expensive that economics dictate that it must be shared by each brand. I believe the Sequoia is due for a new model in 06/07 since it came out in as an 01. 07 model year for both brands is my guess. Note that in 07 the new Tahoe/Sub/Escalade and Exped/Navigator are also due out.
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    That's very interesting
  • carnutincacarnutinca Posts: 35
    Edmunds deleted my link to the actual article and I can't find it on Lexus press releases. The only major change to the 06 LX470 is 235 to 275 hp and Mark Levinson stereo standard (instead of option). Price went up $1800 too. A few other cosmetic changes but nothing remarkable.
  • callmedrfillcallmedrfill Posts: 729
    BTW, this "FJ Cruiser 4X4" is probably the eventual "back-to-basics" heir apparent to the Land Cruiser name.

    I'd rather they build a Supra, and Toyota Execs have pretty much said the money that COULD'VE went to a future Supra-successor has gone to Toyota's 6TH SUV.

    I see the end of the Mega-Cruiser coming in 2007.

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