Automotive The luxury in the 2008 Lexus LX 570 Full-Size Luxury Utility Vehicle


by GERTRUDE SAYER - Date: 2007-04-20 - Word Count: 899 Share This!

The all-new third-generation LX features more technological advancements that provide additional power, safety, roominess, both on- and off-road capability, and most importantly, luxury.

Vice President and General Manager, Bob Carter, of Lexus Division Group said the all-new LX 570 is packed with the luxury appointments and seamless technology our buyers expect of a Lexus vehicle. He also said this vehicle sets a high-water mark for Lexus by providing more on- and off-highway prowess than ever before, while at the same time providing the amount of interior space, comfort, luxury and ride quality our customers demand.

This all-new car from Lexus has improved power performance from. It is equipped with a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that will produce 381 horsepower. The engine will be matched to a new six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission designed and built for large tasks. Both the engine and transmission are controlled and linked by sophisticated electronic management systems that help ensure optimal performance and fuel economy, with minimal emissions at all times.

With its upgraded power train matched with a new chassis and suspension system, the LX 570 has a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds.

A Four-Wheel Electro-Hydraulic Suspension with Active Height Control (AHC) and Adaptive Variable Suspension is used. The new cross-linked system allows each wheel to react to the driving surface it is in contact with and also to react to the actions of the opposing wheels. Using a valve at each corner and a center or master valve, the cross-linked suspension system detects the extension or deflection of each of the LX 570's 20-inch wheels and counters that with appropriate response at the opposite wheels.

The Lexus LX 570 also includes a new Crawl Control feature for increased throttle control when maneuvering over rough or difficult surfaces. In low range, Crawl Control will help maintain appropriate low speeds allowing the driver to concentrate on steering the car on the desired path. Similar to cruise control in maintaining vehicle speed, Crawl Control also actuates a set of virtual locking differentials to minimize tire slippage and to maximize chassis behavior.

While Crawl Control can be compared in some ways to cruise control, the driver constantly maintains control over the vehicle. Without canceling the Crawl Control mode, the driver can reduce vehicle speed by braking, or alter the speed higher or lower by adjusting a speed selector switch.

The new LX 570 also features a multi-terrain ABS braking system. This new technology is designed to help reduce stopping distances on slippery surfaces such as sand or gravel.

Among its other advanced technologies, the Lexus LX 570 also offer a new blind corner monitor feature designed for use in urban settings such as exiting a parking garage. With cameras located within the grille and under the passenger side-view mirror, the driver can easily check hard-to-view areas by simply pressing a button on the dashboard and viewing the camera images on the navigation screen.

The luxury styling of the new LX 570 emphasizes the Lexus identity by combining the muscular strength and sense of security expected in a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle with the simplistic originality of the Lexus L-finesse design theme. It is therefore more dynamic and refined than its predecessor. The bold theme of the new LX carries over from front to rear with a wide stance and brawny cabin proportions that are accented with subtle character lines and luxury touches such as chrome-plated door handles and moldings. Added to these is the cargo rack.

The LX 570 is huge and very masculine that the cargo racks, at a glace can be seen as a truck cargo tracks. These are very essential in putting up additional loads to the vehicle.

The cut-line above the front fenders adds to the performance image of the new LX while the wheel arches add an element of ruggedness to its clean profile. The running boards are fitted closer to the body to provide a more integrated appearance.

In the rear, the LX features a sculpted rear door for a more dynamic look and wide combination lights for a large size vision. The combination lights and license plate are accentuated with tasteful chrome accents. A six-spoke 20-inch alloy wheel design creates a two-dimensional appearance that is very sporty yet elegant. The styling is complemented with Adaptive Front Headlights, a power back door, puddle lamps, headlight washers and a front wiper deicer.

The interior is very spacious. And for enhanced safety, the new LX features a segment-leading 10 standard airbags including driver- and front-passenger knee airbags, second-row seat-mounted side airbags and third-row curtains. Among the many safety features on the new LX are Active Front Headrests, a first for a Lexus utility vehicle, second-row seat belt, and a direct tire pressure monitor system.

The Lexus LX 570 has indeed several luxury amenities. Additional to those mentioned earlier are theclimate controlled front seats and heated rear seats, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with Reference Surround Sound and a hard disc drive capable of storing up to 2,000 songs, a rear seat entertainment system with a nine-inch screen, the Lexus Intuitive Park Assist, a first-in-its-class Pre-Collision System with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lexus Link.

Luxury packages further include semi-aniline leather interior trim, a cool box in the front center console, illuminated scuff plates, unique wheel finish, a Smart Card key, and Bubinga wood trim, a wood used to craft fine furniture, instruments.


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