2022 Lexus LX 600 Front
It might be tricky for Lexus to ‘improve’ engine cooling in the future

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 comes with the same twin-turbo V6 petrol engine as the new Land Cruiser

Lexus has unveiled the 2022 LX 600, the more premium version of the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser.

Visually, the new LX 600 cannot be mistaken for anything else thanks to the presence of the ultra large spindle grille that consists of erm…7, yes 7 horizontal bars.

Cabin space is ample to say the least

A pair of modern headlights (with DRLs) flank the grille and so do fog lamps that are present below, right next to the front skid plate.

For 2022, the LX comes with a sculpted bonnet, A-pillars that have been pulled rearward, and squared and pronounced wheel arches which can accommodate up to 22-inch alloys (18s are standard).

At the back, there is a large tailgate, full-width tail lamps, a new bumper with a skid plate and ‘Lexus’ lettering on the tailgate, like on the new NX.

In the Ultra Luxury variant a footrest can be deployed from the back of the front passenger seat

With a wheelbase of 2850 mm, the 2022 Lexus LX 600 has space for 7 people inside. The cabin is very modern (has a digital cluster and 7- and 12.3-inch central displays) and is made of premium materials.

To be offered in 5 grades in the USA – Standard, Premium, Luxury, Ultra Luxury and F Sport trims – the new LX 600 will cater to a wide variety of buyers.

The Ultra Luxury grade has only 4 seats and the 2 rear chairs come with curved headrests, seatbacks and cushions, and additional features (like rear seat entertainment system, rear sunshades, rear centre console), including the ability to move the front passenger seat forward for more legroom.

Its new body-on-frame platform is 20 percent more rigid than before

On the other hand, the F Sport is a more sportier model with a mesh grille, 22-inch forged aluminium wheels, sport seats, differently tuned steering and suspension and a Torsen limited-slip differential.

Power comes from a 3.5-litre twin turbo V6 good for 415 PS and 650 Nm of torque. It is teamed to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sporting double wishbone front suspension and 4-link rear adaptive variable suspension with an Active Height Control system, the LX still retains all of its off-road prowess.

2022 Lexus LX 600 Rear
The car can deal with rough terrain with ease

It has the Multi-Terrain Select system with a new ‘Auto’ mode, Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control and a Multi-Terrain Monitor which makes use of 4 cameras to aid manoeuvrability in rough terrain.

What’s more, the luxury off-roader, which will arrive at dealerships in the USA in the first quarter of next year, also has new age safety systems comprising driver-assistance technology.

2022 Lexus LX 600
It can also wade through water that is 700 mm deep