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Lexus VX 470



  • 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.

  • thegriffonthegriffon Posts: 12
    All I will say is that everything here about the next-gen is wrong. The new V8 is not 5.0, 5.4, 5.5 or 6.0 L. It is not VX (nerve gas). Sequoia-based JX470 may not happen after all, despite practically no-one buying the LandCruiser and LX in the US. But a new LX is coming soon, sharing a new V8 with the next Tundra. New Escalade will be here next year, and media shown previews say it is to die for. Mercedes will also have a new large SUV, the new G-Class or MLG-Class, much more expensive though.
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    I haven't heard a thing about the nex gen LX, though., so it can't hurt to speculate.
  • carnutincacarnutinca Posts: 35
    If the past is any predictor of Lexus in the future, then a full size Tundra/Sequoia based flagship SUV is my guess. Look at the Forerunner/GX470 who share the same platform. Platform sharing is essential for a feasible cost structure. Also, note that the MB M class has a "stretch" version called the R class coming out this fall. It will be about $65,000 equipped comparable to an 06 LX470. The Lexus V8 is basicly the same across their LS/GX/LX/GS(400) models.

    So if the new Lexus V8 is not the displacement that you write, what is it, and how do you know this??
  • I actually like the styling of the LX, even if its 7 years old. I wouldn't mind seeing a 4th SUV added to the Lexus VX. The VX would go against the Escalade, QX45, and Navi. While the LX would go against the Range Rover, G-class. I can see the VX more of a RX than a GX or LX....meaning like not much off roader....highway and city use. The LX would still stay...the awesome 4-wheeler it is now. And then I would make the GX more 'sport' oriented, less off go against the ML, X5, Range Rover Sport. The RX will still be the same, the good car based SUV it is.
  • chris65amgchris65amg Posts: 372
    People think that the LX is really old, and I'll agree that it isn't a new SUV by any means. It is, however, a superir off-roader and with the added 40 hp tweak for this year, it isn't underpowered as it used to be. I'd probably go with a Land Cruiser, but I can't see why Lexus should get rid of its most venerable SUV.
  • lexi4lifelexi4life Posts: 181
    Still nothing new about the VX?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    nope. Nothing.
  • john242john242 Posts: 1
    Absolutely agree. A new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado must have

    1/ a better diesel engine, probablu V6 common-rail, variable turbo engine, as is currently offered 3.0 litre - 4 cyl is OUTDATED and WEAK for that heavy car
    2/ a 7 seats as a standard
    3/ better suspension because people bying it more for on than for off road.

    Toyota wake up, you have to match new Mercedes M -class , BMW X5 or a new Land Rover Discovery 3.

    John from Australia
  • It's almost been a year since someone posted in this thread and still, nothing is new ? Did Lexus abandonned the VX project ? Does someone know what's hapenning ?
  • BTW, the discussion name could be changed, no way the VX can make it to be a 2006 model, at least 2007, if not 2008...
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,042
    Can't find any info on the VX :(


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  • You won't find anything on the VX (and actually the VX is a whole new platform between the RX and GX). The full size will be called the JX 470 (unofficial of course at this time). Here's an unofficial site from Motor Trend of upcoming vehicles in case you're interested:

    hope you find it useful
  • sma3sma3 Posts: 28
    Any news on the VX yet?
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