It turns out Toyota’s 300-Series Land Cruiser is going to the US all things considered—only not as a Toyota.
The overhauled rendition of the adored SUV will show up stateside as the new Lexus LX 600, the brand declared on Wednesday. The extravagance marque’s variant of the vehicle is practically indistinguishable from its parent organization’s 4×4 just with more extravagant fancy odds and ends.
American rough terrain fans were distressed to discover that Toyota would quit selling the Land Cruiser here after the 2021 model year. Fortunately, in the event that you can move beyond the distinctive nameplate, the LX 600 is only a Land Cruiser in fancier attire. It has a similar general square shaped shape as Toyota’s cutting edge SUV however with more refined itemizing—think sparkling chrome rather than matte dark accents. The greatest contrast between the two vehicles is the presence of Lexus’ brand name axle grille, which is better coordinated into the front of the vehicle than it has been in past ages.
The differences are more articulated inside. The front of the two SUVs is fundamentally something similar, however the 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is presently supplemented by a more modest 7-inch touchscreen that you can use to control environment settings and switch between territory modes. A 25-speaker Mark Levinson sound framework should offer a critical update over the Toyota release.
Toward the back, you would now be able to pick between one of three seating arrangements. The principal, which accompanies the standard model, includes a three-man seat toward the back, carrying complete seating to five. Up next, is three column design, which seats seven in a 2+3+2 setup. The third line, which comes on the Premium, Luxury and F Sport variations, folds down level in the back when you needn’t bother with it or are needing more freight room. Generally fascinating of all, however, is the Ultra Luxury variation’s four-seat format, which incorporates two grand leaning back seats in the back with hassocks that bring to mind debauched back seating of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, just without the Champagne chiller.
The LX 600 doesn’t simply look like it; it can act it, as well. In the engine, you’ll discover 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, which might be more modest than the last age’s 5.7-liter V-8, however is all the more impressive. Its mated to a 10 speed programmed transmission and can produce 409 hp and 479 ft lbs of force. Mileage hasn’t been uncovered at this point, yet, as CNET Roadshow calls attention to, it will very likely be superior to the desolate 14 mpg rating (12 mpg city, 16 mpg expressway) of its archetype, the LX 570.
Like the 300-Series Land Cruiser, the LX 600 is based on the new GA-F stage, which goes about as the establishment for its body-on-outline development. Regardless of a skeleton that is 20% more unbending than previously, the new 4×4 is 441 pounds lighter than the LX 570. There’s a twofold wishbone suspension toward the front and a four-interface pivot type suspension toward the back. Every rendition likewise incorporates Active Ride Height, which continually changes the vehicle’s ground leeway whether your on or rough terrain; electronic force guiding, for better control, and electric slowing mechanism, for more proficient halting. The F Sport variation, in the mean time, additionally includes a Torsen restricted slip differential, uncommonly adjusted dampers, a passed out grille and 22-inch wheels.
Lexus’ SUV is relied upon to show up here in the primary quarter of the following year. The marque still can’t seem to report estimating for the LX 600, however Car and Driver anticipates that it should begin around $90,000, with the highest point of-the-range Ultra Luxury variation potentially beginning in the six figures. For some going 4×4 romping devotees, that will be in excess of a reasonable cost to pay for a 300-Series Land Cruiser you can purchase here at home.