The redesigned 2022 Lexus LX 600 takes the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser, unavailable in the U.S. for first time in decades, and bundles it into a new lighter, upscale package.
Under the hood of the fourth-generation SUV is a powerful turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 409 hp, off-road capability and enough luxury amenities to make a royal out of your standard suburbanite.
The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, with standard four-wheel drive.
Under the sheet metal, the running gear still includes LX and Land Cruiser hallmarks: body-on-frame construction and a solid rear axle, similar to most pickups and authentic off-roaders.
But with a move to Toyota Motor's GA-F truck platform, torsional rigidity is increased 20 percent and weight is cut by 441 pounds, compared with the outgoing LX.
The front seats are dominated by the brand's first use of dual center-console displays, with a 12.3-inch screen on top to operate a new Lexus Interface infotainment system and a lower 7-inch screen to communicate and control functions such as climate control and terrain select.
The second-row seating features curved headrests, seat backs and cushions to better embrace and support passengers. Rear-seat sunshades, reading lights and rear-seat displays are standard.
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