The LX returns for 2013 with new exterior design tweaks that include Lexus' "spindle" grille, new taillights, and turn signals incorporated into the side-mirror housings. Inside, the instrument panel has been updated, and drivers get the Easy Access system that automatically retracts the seat and steering wheel when entering and exiting the vehicle.
Updates for 2010 are primarily focused on improved technology. The optional DVD entertainment system receives 3D icons on its menu screen, while the new navigation system now features Voice Command voice recognition and XM traffic, weather, sports and stock information. The premium audio system gains a USB port and streaming music capability.
While it may share its basic architecture with the Toyota Land Cruiser, Lexus' full-size LX 570 SUV for 2015 goes well beyond its humble roots, offering the kind of power and luxury befitting Lexus' flagship SUV. The 8-passenger LX 570 is built to be as rugged as it is refined, with a sophisticated terrain-response system allowing it to traverse almost any obstacle. Realistically, we know most LX 570 models will never leave the paved road, except maybe to venture down a rutted horse trail where its 7,000-pound tow rating will likely be put to good use. Befitting its status, the LX 570 luxury SUV isn't cheap to purchase or to operate, with fuel-economy ratings that barely break double-digits.