January 16, 2012
NEW FOR 2013:
- Refreshed styling
- Standard bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights
- Multi-Terrain traction control and new Off-Road Turn Assist
- Revised colour multi-information display and upgraded entry-level audio system
- Interior painted metallic trim replaced with dark chrome dash accents; wood trim exterior extends to door panels and includes real wood door-mounted switch plates
- Optional rear seat entertainment system upgraded to dual 7-inch seatback-mounted VGA screens
- Exterior colours: Satin Cashmere Metallic and Mercury Grey Metallic added
For 2013, the Lexus LX 570 undergoes a mild refresh, with new front fascia, grille, headlamps and fog lamps, taillights, bumpers, and new mirrors with integrated turn signals, and there are new standard or optional features. The Multi-Terrain traction control system includes driver-selectable modes for Mud and Sand, Loose Rock, Mogul, Rock and Tarmac, and a new Off-Road Turn Assist allows for very sharp turn-in angles at low speeds.
Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, a model not sold in Canada, the LX 570 uses a 5.7-litre V8 engine, mated to a heavy-duty six-speed transmission with manual shift mode. It uses a full-time four-wheel drive system with electro-hydraulic suspension, Active Height Control and Variable Suspension. It lowers the chassis by an average of five cm for easy entry and exit, and resumes its normal height when the vehicle accelerates; it also lowers it at highway speeds for extra stability.
Standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels, four-zone automatic climate control, power tilt and telescopic heated wood and leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary jack and USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, XM satellite radio, heated and cooled perforated leather seats with ten-way driver and eight-way passenger power adjustment, driver’s side memory, 40/20/40 split-folding heated rear seats, power-folding third-row 50/50 seats, auto up/down windows, rear privacy glass, voice-activated hard-disc-drive navigation system, wide-view front and side monitor system, eight-inch LCD display, backup camera, electroluminescent gauges, trip computer, multi information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, premium illuminated entry system, rear step bumper, roof rails with crossbars, power sunroof, towing hitch with seven-pin trailer wire harness, illuminated running boards, roof-mounted spoiler, auto-dimming power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps and reverse auto-tilt, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, wiper de-icer, rear wiper/washer, automatic adaptive bi-xenon headlamps with washers, fog lamps, rear seat side airbags, first-aid kit, LED taillamps, tire pressure monitoring system, cruise control, garage door opener, Smart Key system, and 115-volt power outlet.
The optional Ultra Premium Package adds 450-watt Mark Levinson surround sound system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system with remote control, six-DVD changer, dynamic radar cruise control, front console cool box, illuminated “Lexus” scuff plates, pre-collision system, premium leather seat surfaces, African Bubinga wood trim, and unique alloy wheel finish.