The all-new 2022 Lexus LX600 has been unveiled, the flagship SUV has been redesigned from the ground up. The exterior received a new design while the interior also received a new design. 2022 LX 600 stands as the ultimate sport utility flagship in the luxury brand’s growing and diversified model portfolio. I will review the full specifications, release date, and price of the 2022 Lexus LX 600 in Nigeria.
The LX model was launched by the company in 1995, the model has been the flagship of the company. In Nigeria, the elite class doesn’t joke with the model, our political office holders always go for the bulletproof models due to their speed, power, and performance. As of August 2021, over 500,000 LX models have been worldwide.
For the 2022 model, customers are getting a redefined SUV, adopts an all-new 20% more rigid GA-F platform which serves as a robust foundation for its body-on-frame build. The weight has also been reduced by 441 pounds when compared to its predecessor, and body rigidity is also increased.
The new GA-F platform
Lexus adopted a new GA-F Platform for the 2022 LX lineup. The entire framework of the vehicle from the ground up has also been redesigned, engineers also revised the LX’s fundamental characteristics and reduced its center of gravity and weight.
The new LX is 441 pounds lighter than its predecessor and realizes predictable, balanced comportment during turning, acceleration, and deceleration maneuvers, plus improved stability when driving off-road. Right from its inception, the LX is an off-road beast.
To achieve both a high level of off-road driving performance and on-road handling stability, the front high-mounted double wishbone suspension, suspension geometry, and optimized coil springs offer both excellent vehicle stability and ride comfort. The suspension stroke, which is an important factor for off-road driving performance, is made sufficiently long with 100 mm/3.93 in. of bound and 145 mm/5.7 in. of rebound (15 mm/0.6 in. longer than that of the previous model) to help achieve both exceptional on and off-road driving performance.
The capable four-link axle-type suspension with rear lateral control arms is inherited from the previous model, while the suspension arms and shock absorber layout and characteristics are refined to facilitate control of axle movement, resulting in enhanced vehicle stability and ride comfort. The rebound stroke is increased by 20 mm/0.8 in. compared to the previous model to ensure excellent road-following performance.
Engine, power, and transmission
The new LX is debuting with a smaller 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine (V35A-FTS engine) that provides the increased output and torque turbocharging. It would be recalled that its predecessor was equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 engine but the new smaller engine with the help of turbocharging produces higher power.
The new engine produces an output of 409 hp and maximum torque of 479 lb-ft of torque and maintains maximum torque in a wide range up to 3,600 rpm, making it easier to handle when driving in the city and off-road terrains.
The new 3.5-liter V6 is mated to a Direct Shift 10AT that produces a smooth start that only a torque converter can provide, as well as manual transmission-like direct acceleration by activating lockup in almost its entire range of operation. The cross gear ratio setting brings the gear ratios of each stage closer together.
Lexus engineers employed a wide range of gear ratios for strong starting comfort as well as high-speed driving. The Low first gear increased the driving force when starting at low speeds, providing a smooth start and powerful low-speed off-road driving performance. The Higher 10th gear jeeps the engine speed low during high-speed cruising, resulting in a quiet and lower fuel consumption.
To reduce oil pan damage, the company added an oil pan underneath the SUV to reduce the risk of damage due to unplanned hits to the underfloor that might occur when conquering rocky roads.
On-road performance and Active Height Control suspension
The AHC suspension allows the ride height to be adjusted according to the driving environment, now comes with an expanded range of rode positions. The ride height is still adjusted through the use of shock absorbers, gas, and hydraulic springs, and metal springs, a spring rate switching device – which was previously only used for the front wheels – is now used for the rear wheels as well, reducing the time needed to adjust ride height. There are three settings for vehicle height while the vehicle is in motion (Normal, Hi1, and Hi2) and a Low setting for passenger ingress and egress.
The system is designed to automatically adjust vehicle height depending on the activation of Drive Mode Selector Multi-Terrain Select and the selection status of the transfer case.
The electric power steering (EPS) and Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB)
For the 2022 LX, the new EPS makes use of the motor and reduction gear instead of conventional hydraulics. It enables subtle tuning and provides a light steering sensation at low speeds, such as when driving off-road, and full steering weightiness at high speeds. At low speeds, the light steering sensations contribute to reducing driver burden, and at high speeds, a moderate steering force in line with the vehicle’s speed provides a driving experience that is distinctive to Lexus Driving Signature.
The Electronically Controlled Brake system employs a sensor to detect the degree of brake pedal depression and creates braking force with the hydraulic brakes for more linear braking characteristics. When Multi-Terrain Select is selected for off-road driving, the system is designed to ensure a high level of driving stability through detailed braking control to counter slipping or spinning wheels.
Wheel, tire, and differential
The all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 is debuting with 22-inch forged aluminum wheels, the largest in the Lexus lineup. This is the first time the wheel has been adopted. For better performance, the weight of the available 18-inch and 20-inch wheels has been reduced.
The F SPORT grade will feature a Torsen LSD which is employed to help ensure traction performance of the rear tires. The differential optimally distributes the driving force according to the load on the rear left and right wheels to achieve a high level of control performance.
The instrument panel features the company’s first Lexus Interface dual display with a 12.3-inch upper screen and 7-inch lower screen designed to inform, not distract. The upper 12.3-inch display shows navigation, audio controls, and the Multi-Terrain Monitor during off-road driving.
A low 7-inch touch display shows the climate control screen and serves as a driving-support screen for the Multi-Terrain display.
The updated Multi-Terrain Select (MTS)
For increased comfort, the company also added the updated Multi-Terrain Select, which allows the driver to select from six modes- Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow, and Rock to support off-road driving conditions. This system controls the suspension for optimization according to the selected mode, making it possible to match driving performance.
The operating range of the MTS has been extended to the high range (H4) from the low range (L4). For the first time, the auto mode, which the company has adopted for the first time, uses information from various sensors to estimate the road conditions while driving and to optimize brake hydraulic pressure, driving force, and suspension control. This feature allows the driver to maintain ideal driving performance in various driving conditions, without having to switch modes.
The crawl control and downhill assist
The crawl control allows the LX to move forward or in reverse at one of five drivers selected low-speed settings: LO, MIDL, MID, MIDH, and HIGH. Crawl Control intuitively orchestrates the engagement and disengagement of engine output and hydraulic braking pressure to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behavior.
The downhill assist is designed to automatically control the hydraulic pressure of the brakes on all four wheels to support stable descent without locking the wheels.
The 2022 Lexus LX’s first four-seat Ultra Luxury grade enhances the lineup with special attention paid to the rear passenger space and their experience. To achieve unparalleled comfort, the front seat can move forward, and the seat reclining angle can be controlled up to 48 degrees. This feature can also be seen in the 2022 Mercedes Maybach S Class.
The rear seat display, behind the front passenger seat, can fold down to allow for forwarding visibility.
Ultra Luxury exclusive curved headrests, seatbacks, and cushions are featured in the rear seat, they wrap around the head, hips, and lower body. The all-new crafted VIP seating helps to offset any lateral G-Forces and irregular road surfaces. The seats are shaped to help maintain a secure posture, while the use of soft urethane with superior vibration absorption performance helps suppress unwanted movements, even in offroad driving conditions.
Added comfort features such as sunshades on the side and quarter windows, reading lights, and a rear seat display are standard. An Ultra Luxury-exclusive air conditioning system offers unique overhead ceiling vents for a full-body comfort breeze experience.
A product of relentless imagination and human-centered design, no surface is overlooked. The rear control panel, which centrally manages all functions and equipment of the rear passenger experience, has been carefully crafted for a seamless and intuitive guest experience. The space for wireless charging has been lowered to ensure visibility while seated in a reclined position. Cup holders are equipped with a lid, and, with the lid closed, the resulting surface, which is coated with a scratch-resistant self-healing paint, can be used as a note table. The large console box provides ample storage space, and the DC power supply, USB and headphone jacks located within provide added functionality.
2022 Lexus LX 600 F SPORT
The F SPORT grade comes with a sportier look and feels with its unique design, handling, and touches. F SPORT grades feature 22-inch forged aluminum wheels and an F mesh design spindle grille with jet black chrome grille frame.
The steering wheel and shifter on the inside feature textured genuine leather for improving style and grip, while the exclusive F SPORT emblem is applied throughout. Ultra-white exterior color with Circuit Red interior color is offered as an F SPORT grade exclusive.
Lexus tuned the standard front and rear performance dampers, a Torsen LSD, and a rear stabilizer. Special tuning of the EPS and AVS offers performance-focused response and handling that only the F Sport can provide.
Lexus Safety System+ 2.5
Standard across the 2022 Lexus LX trim is the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which brings a suite of key active safety features to the vehicle. The Pre-Collision System (PCS), which includes Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection, and Bicyclist Detection, features an enhancement to the lens camera and millimeter-wave radar elements to expand the response range. By enhancing the radar and camera capabilities, it is now possible for the system to help detect not only the vehicle ahead but also a preceding bicyclist in the daytime and even a preceding pedestrian in daytime and low-light conditions. At intersections, the system has the capability under certain conditions to recognize an oncoming vehicle when performing a left-hand turn, or a pedestrian when performing left and right-hand turns, and is designed to activate typical PCS functions if needed. Additional PCS functions include Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), which is designed to assist steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver.
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) can be activated above 30 mph and is designed to perform vehicle-to-vehicle distance controls down to 0 mph and can resume from a stop. DRCC also includes a feature that allows for the smooth overtaking of slower vehicles. If traveling behind a vehicle going slower than the preset speed, once the driver engages the turn signal, the system will provide an initial increase in acceleration in preparation for changing lanes; and, after the driver changes lanes, the vehicle will continue acceleration until it reaches the original preset driving speed.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA) is designed to help notify the driver if it senses an inadvertent lane departure at speeds above 32 miles per hour via steering wheel vibrations or audible alert. It can also take slight corrective measures to help keep the driver within the visibly marked lane. When DRCC is set and engaged, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to provide a slight steering force to help steer to the center
of the lane to assist the driver with staying in the lane using visible lane markers or a preceding vehicle. LTA alerts the driver with a visual warning and either an audible alert or steering wheel vibration.
Additional Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 features include Intelligent High Beams, which detects preceding or oncoming vehicles and automatically switches between high beam and low beam headlights. Road Sign Assist (RSA) is designed to acquire certain road sign information using a camera and navigation maps when data is available and displays them on the multi-information display (MID).
Release date of the 2022 Lexus LX 600
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is scheduled to arrive at the U.S dealers in the first quarter of 2022.
Global pricing of the 2022 Lexus LX 600
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of the 2022 Lexus LX 600 will start from $88,245. The LX600 Premium starts from $96,345, the The F Sport starts at $102,345
|LX600 F SPORT||$102,345|
|LX600 Luxury Model||$104,345|
|LX600 Ultra Luxury||$127,345|
Price of 2022 Lexus LX 600 in Nigeria
I will review the price of the brand new 2022 Lexus LX 600 and the price of the F SPORT Grade in Nigeria.
|Price of 2022 Lexus LX 600 in Nigeria||90,000,000 – 110,000,000 Naira|
|Price of 2022 Lexus LX 600 F SPORT in Nigeria||95,000,000 – 120,000,000 Naira|
|Price of 2022 LX600 Ultra Luxury in Nigeria||100,000,000 – 130,000,000 Naira|
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Quick specifications of the 2022 Lexus LX 600
|Engine||3.5-Liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine|
|Wheels||22-inch forged aluminum wheels, 18-inches wheels, and 20-inch wheels.|
|Display||12.3-inch and 7-inch display|
|Price in Nigeria||90,000,000 – 110,000,000 Naira|