Lexus is renowned for its high-end, luxury sedans that are representative of this premium brand. They are aspirational cars, packed full of innovation and personal touches such as beautifully stitched leather seats and polished wooden steering wheels. These refinements have given Lexus an enviable reputation for excellence over the years.
However, like other manufacturers, Lexus has been keeping a finger on the pulse of modern motoring, especially when it comes to the highly competitive SUV/Crossover sector. Continuing to push the boundaries has always been a feature of Lexus cars, and they have developed some interesting new variations that position them front and centre of the SUV market. At the vanguard of this is the LX570 2021.
SUVs are versatile vehicles with responsive power that’s easily controlled and smoothly delivered. They are happy both on the city streets and on desert terrain. Today’s SUVs, including the Lexus LX570, are luxury cars designed for comfort and practicality. With four-wheel-drive on tap SUVs are quite happy dune bashing or heading off-road. But the quality of the design means that they’re also perfect for long-distance road trips or short hops into the city centre as well.
This change in direction has been a direct response to the demands of drivers. SUV owners have increased their expectations, so as well as the performance of an SUV they want the luxury of a sedan and the ride of a sporty coupe. They want, in effect, a luxury SUV. And that’s exactly what the LX570 S 2021 gives them.
The LX570 S has earned its Sports moniker. Smart front and rear spoilers look good and give the SUV extra downward thrust for better road handling. A redesigned spindle grille maintains that distinctive hourglass shape but is more angular, giving it an aggressive road presence. Again, this is not something you normally associate with the refined Lexus brand, but is an interesting and more domineering look for the brand. The LX570 S SUV has a higher road stance and flared wheel arches, which gives it better ground clearance when off-roading, but a stable feel on tarmac without the normal body roll that some SUVs suffer from.
Inside, this SUV is very much a Lexus, with all the luxury you expect from this premium brand. A spacious cabin is full of charmingly understated refinements such as butter-soft, diamond-stitched leather seats in the Signature Edition, a leather-covered steering wheel, and an exceptional central infocentre console with everything you need for your journey.
A Mark Levinson Audio System makes sure every note of your Spotify choices is crisp and clear with 19 speakers throughout the cabin for a true surround-sound experience. The onboard navigation system is intuitive and accurate, while safety features such as Lane Change Assist and the Lexus Safety System + (Pre Crash System, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam) keep everyone safe and secure.
Some extra 2021 Lexus LX changes include a charging tray in the centre cluster so you can charge wireless devices on Qi-compatible smartphones and devices.
The centre armrest in the second row of seats provides comfort and support for your passengers, along with some very useful additional storage space, while the Climate Concierge switch creates four independent climate zones so that everyone is comfortable.
One thing that hasn’t changed in the Lexus 2021 LX570 is the powerhouse that drives this very special SUV. A 5.7ltr V8 engine delivers 383 horsepower and 403lb-feet of torque, all put through an 8-speed automatic transmission. That gives you smooth power delivery on the road, and enough torque to scramble up steep inclines if you head off-road.
Fuel consumption is just under 20mpg on the open road and slightly lower than that around the city.
With the Lexus LX570 2021 all those refined cabin and exterior touches (including the 21’ inch alloy wheels) come as standard. That makes it a surprisingly cost-effective choice if you’re looking for a top luxury SUV but don’t want to pay extra for the add-ons like onboard navigation and heated seats, as they’re all included in the price.
If you’re planning to buy a Lexus LX in the UAE, Al Futtaim Lexus is your first port of call. Contact us today to find out more about the models we stock, and to book your Lexus LX test drive. Click here to learn more about the Lexus LX.