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Lexus LX 570

drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
edited April 18 in Lexus
With the official presentation of the LX570 at the April NYIAS, will the LX beget a new Land Cruiser for Toyota?

Will the 5.7 squeeze out another 20HP in the Lexus? Is that necessary, with the GL only pumping 335HP? :blush:

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,853
    The Lexus LX 570 joins the Lexus family of SUVs. Talk about it here.

    It's supposed to debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show next month.

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  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    Thanks Steve.

    I read that the new LX570 will appear at the New York Auto Show and the LX570 was going to be unveil on April 4th.
    I hope the interior has been upgraded plus some new exteriors colors have been added.
    I get tire of Black , Silver and White.
    Lou
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    Remain smooth as butter on the highway...

    Keep a FULL CENTER ARMREST!!! Don't go with the little fold down armrests that provide ZERO support (like in the RX and GX) -- this is a big truck and it needs a fat, thick leather center armrest -- yes -- that's a deal killer for me!!!

    Third row -- current design is a bit awkward.. I'm hearing rumors that the fold up design stays the same (no fold flat) but that now the seats fold electronically. Gotta see the execution on this setup -- I HOPE it's good.

    Sleek, modern design -- I like the L Finesse direction Lexus has been moving towards... if the truck looks like an LS460 on stilts I'll be VERY happy...

    Keep the price below 70K.....

    P.S. Thanks Steve....

    Looking forward to the unveiling!!!!
  • sysweisyswei Posts: 1,804
    Keep the price below 70K.....

    I think they should keep the price down too. There is more competition than there used to be in the segment, and unit sales even a year ago were not too impressive. They should imho keep the price unchanged while offering more standard equipment.
  • gx470818gx470818 Posts: 16
    What is LX570? is it a replacement for LX470? any info wil be appreciated.
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    I'm assuming this baby'll have "smart key" along with all the other LS460 toys.... having to take out the key fob and press a button to unlock a door is SOOOO 2006......;)
  • ms09ms09 Posts: 112
    Ya its a replacement of LX470,
  • dc661dc661 Posts: 71
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    More power, goals of better on- and off-road capabilities and increased interior room highlight the 2008 Lexus LX 570 premiering in New York. Power, from the 5.7-liter, 381-hp V8 developed for parent company Toyota’s full-size Tundra, jumps 113 hp over the outgoing LX 470.

    The Tundra’s six-speed automatic is also part of the new powertrain package. Electrohydraulic suspension and active height control reduce body roll and increase on-road comfort. Off-road abilities should benefit from increased wheel travel, crawl control and multiterrain antilock brakes.

    Visually, the LX 570 taps into the Lexus L-finesse design theme for a more refined look, and the eight-passenger interior is 4 inches longer and nearly an inch wider. The LX 570 goes on sale in early 2008.
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    The first pic... booyah! Looks nice so far... very similar to what I expected.. want to see the rear and the interior....
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/AutoshowArticles/articleId=120277#1

    This IS a "truckified" LS460... my initial impressions are good.

    Large, full center armrest -- CHECK!
    Amazing LS460 Interior -- CHECK!

    Outside appearance -- I'm reserving judgment 'till I see more pics or in person -- it looks a little "fat-n-chunky" -- still haven't seen the rear end.

    Third row design -- I haven't seen any info yet -- anyone?
  • ms09ms09 Posts: 112
    i was looking forward to see the lx570 but i am kind of i bit disappointed ,,, i dont say its bad its good, but not what i was expected
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/lexus-lx570/

    This is the most comprehensive gallery I've found so far of this truck.

    The third row pics seem to indicate that it has been refined quite a bit. The power folding feature must look neat. Why they can't make them fold flat and dissapear like other trucks I'll never understand.

    Still -- my first impressions of these pics are that this suv will be a contender for my $$ when it comes out.

    Almost 400 Horses... I can only imagine what this puppy drives like....
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,853

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  • sysweisyswei Posts: 1,804
    Lexus did not announce pricing for the LX 570, but since the outgoing LX 470 starts at $68,110, including a $715 destination charge, it is expected that the new model will start above $70,000. (from the Edmunds article)

    I hope this is pure speculation rather than some inside dope. As I've said before, Lexus has alot more competition in this category than it did when the LX470 came out. If they want a sales success, they should keep the price unchanged from 2007, despite the added features.

    Also, the exterior styling imho is pretty bland; not distinctive enough to support a significant price increase, in my view.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    The beast that is the Tundra engine should keep it afloat, but if the LX can't stay at 12-15k a year, they may drop it 4-5 years from now.

    Toyota obviously didn't spend too much on 4WD systems, exterior styling, or a new platform.

    It may just be holding the spot until the other shoe is ready to drop. :surprise:

    DrFill
  • ideleidele Posts: 200
    Note the comment on clientele. There is an ad before article appears. I think this version of the LX is spectacular and low priced for what you get. It is an SUV and so is not going to appeal to the automobile fashionistas.
    Site is:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/05/automobiles/autoshow/NUGGET_Lexus_LX570.html?_- - r=1&oref=slogin
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    Interesting article -- nice find, thanks!

    $340,000 is the median income for LX buyers vs. $120,000 for the LS? That is surprising.

    I hope the 66-69K price range the article mentions remains true.
  • mikeivanmikeivan Posts: 42
    LX 570 buyers are the "most affluent" according to the VP presentation. With that in mind and all the extras, including "burbinga wood", I doubt that price range is correct. I expect this thing to push $80000, fully optioned. I don't think they plan to sell a lot of them.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    including "burbinga wood"

    That's bubinga wood - it comes from Africa and is used in making harps being noted for its mellow sound. I think the LX 570 is the only vehicle with bubinga as trim.

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  • ideleidele Posts: 200
    Seriously, the engineering on the LX570 is outstanding but it seems that the luxury items have also been enhanced.
  • mikeivanmikeivan Posts: 42
    Does anybody know if these seats are removeable? I know they fold up electonically, but I don't want them back there at all. I really like the looks of this new LX.
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    I'm not 100% sure, but based on the pics available, it seems like the seats are anchored to the sides. In order to make them power-folding, there is probably a non-removable motor at the base.

    If that is the case then the trade off seems to be as follows:

    Good: They fold up nice and neatly and remain folded tightly without the straps nor the floppyness of the old system.

    Bad: You can't remove the seats for 100% storage capacity.

    The best solution would have been to go the "fold flat-n-dissapear" route but I guess the physics of this truck won't allow it.

    If the seats fold up and stay tightly anchored in the up position I can live with them -- I don't carry huge cargo loads most of the time (Bj and Costco runs are the only time I pack the bus in 100%)

    I'm already making plans in the budget to be able to buy this beast early next year -- if she drives with the smoothness and power I'm expecting it to have then I am SOLD!
  • sysweisyswei Posts: 1,804
    I'm already making plans in the budget to be able to buy this beast early next year -- if she drives with the smoothness and power I'm expecting it to have then I am SOLD!

    I'm not sold yet. Among other things, I'm waiting to see if the rumored 7-seater mid-size crossover is for real...at one point it (at one point called the JX and perhaps looking like the LF-X ) seemed to have been shelved, but I read somewhere that it might ship Spring 2008.
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    I totally agree with you mikeivan.
    I don't want the 3rd row back there at all. They take alot of space. I guess I will be keeping my 2006 LX470 a little bit longer .
    Did anyone notice the gas cap ?? It is on the other side .
    The new Toyota Land Cruiser is due soon , I wonder what kind of 3rd road seating is coming with.

    Lou
  • mikeivanmikeivan Posts: 42
    I stopped by my dealership yesterday to put a deposit on the LX570. I am not first in line but high "on the list". My salesman said "I am sure the third row seats will be removeable". Take that at face value, please.
    Also, "December or January delivery" was mentioned (not promised of course).
  • gteach26gteach26 Posts: 576
    Not first in line?

    This truck doesn't come out for another 9 months and there is already a "line"?

    Do you trust this salesperson enough to believe him or could he just be hyping things up a bit?
  • mikeivanmikeivan Posts: 42
    This is a "great" sales person, but trust? No, I would give him about a 75% probability on everything he told me. The removeable seats are the important issue to me. Why hype someone who came in to put down a deposit?
  • coupedncalcoupedncal Posts: 252
    When placing the order, did you get any idea of what the MSRP of this truck is? Did they have option list for this truck? I think you will be very happy with this truck. It seems like a winner.
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