According to the latest reports, the all-new LX is coming in October 2021. Those are the latest reports we are getting about the Japanese full-size SUV. This so-much-awaited redesign has been rumored years ago and the 2022 Lexus LX is finally coming completely new, after 13 years. The last time this model was redesigned was in 2007, so it’s no wonder that the number of changes will be significant. You may count on a completely new design, which will include completely new mechanics and aesthetics.
At this point, we are still waiting for the official details but the new model will certainly come with loads of interesting novelties. One of the most intriguing things is the powertrain. We will certainly see more than one engine in the offer. Besides traditional gasoline engines, we also count on a hybrid version, which is about to offer some pretty serious numbers.
2022 Lexus LX Redesign
When it comes to the 2022 Lexus LX redesign, one of the first things we should mention is the platform. The current generation has been around for 13 years. So, it’s no wonder the ride quality isn’t on par with key rivals, which are significantly younger. Fortunately, this will change soon, as the new generation will ride on the company’s new TNGA platform, on its body-on-frame version, more precisely. We count on significantly improved driving characteristics, both in terms of steering and comfort.
Of course, many components will be shared with the upcoming Tundra, but you may count on loads of premium components as well. This particularly refers to the suspension setup, which will be self-adjustable, sources say. The new model will utilize lots of lightweight materials, so the overall weight should be notably lighter compared to the current generation, which in practice also means better fuel economy.
When it comes to the exterior design, one of the first things that come to mind is the size. The current model measures around 112.2 inches in wheelbase. That is quite modest by today’s industry standards but that could easily change with the Lexus LX redesign 2022. We expect a longer wheelbase, but not too much. Simply, we presume that the Japanese manufacture doesn’t want to sacrifice off-road performances too much.
When it comes to styling, we don’t expect radical changes. The current generation has been around for too long. Still, it has been updated a couple of times as well. So, the styling doesn’t seem that outdated. So, the new 2022 Lexus LX changes would rather be evolutionary in this aspect and should include the latest iteration of the brand’s well-known spindle grille and narrow headlights. The overall shape should change too much.
If you look at the current cabin, the build quality and materials are really impressive. However, the styling has started to show its age, especially when compared to rivals like Mercedes GLS or Lincoln Navigator. Therefore, we count on significant improvements in terms of aesthetics. On the other side, we have no doubt that this model will bring to us a typical Lexus level of quality, which is well-known among car enthusiasts.
When it comes to the interior space, a longer wheelbase will certainly bring benefits in terms of legroom. Most likely, standard models will come with a seating capacity for five. The third row is expected to be offered as an option. We count on a bigger cargo area as well.
In terms of standard equipment, we expect that the Lexus LX new model 2022 won’t be much different compared to the current model. Once again, we expect that the Japanese manufacturer will offer a full load of features in base models, whether it’s about tech goodies or safety features.
2022 Lexus LX Engines
Under the hood, we expect to see a lot of interesting novelties. The latest reports suggest that the good-old 5.7-liter V8 will be discontinued, at least in North America. Still, we expect to see it in Russia, the Middle East and similar markets. Instead, the new model will probably rely on hybrid technology. We count the same setup as in the upcoming Tundra. This means a system that is based on a 3.4-liter V6 engine, which gets significant help from the electric motor(s), and delivers a total output of 450 horsepower, roughly.
Furthermore, we can also find reports that suggest a twin-turbo V8 option. This would be a new version of a 5.0-liter engine, which will allegedly feature a max output of more than 600 horsepower.
2022 Lexus LX Release Date and Price
The new generation of this luxury SUV will probably arrive in October 2021, reports say. When it comes to the 2022 Lexus LX price, the current model goes around 88.000 dollars and we hope that increase won’t be significant after the redesign.