The 2022 Lexus LX 600 debuts with F Sport and Ultimate Luxury trims
|driving.ca 13 Oct 2021 at 17:22|
If you want to crank up the “luxury” side of the dial, Lexus is introducing a new trim above the Standard, Premium, and Luxury grades: Ultra Luxury, which brings the fight to rival extremely-high-dollar off-roaders from the likes of Land Rover et al. The focus, here, is on the back-seat passengers, who get independent VIP seating in Ultra Luxury-exclusive chairs that can recline through 48 degrees; offer up to 43 inches of legroom; and work with a foot-rest built into the back of the forward seats. The whole package works to isolate occupants from any vibration or noise.
If you’re instead more concerned about on-road performance, Lexus is also doing up an F Sport LX for the first time. These seats are built to help the driver work against lateral Gs, which you might experience more intensely thanks to the trim’s “uniquely tuned standard front and rear performance dampers” and Torsen limited-slip diff. “Special tuning of the EPS [Electric Power Steering] and AVS [Adaptive Variable Suspension] offers performance-focused response and handling stability that only the F Sport can provide,” says Lexus.
F Sport also comes with some styling enhancements, like 22-inch rims and a special mesh grille texture instead of the standard seven horizontal bars. Did we mention the grille? Yeah, it somehow got even bigger. We didn’t think that was possible, either. The styling in general sees some tweaking — Lexus says the LX 600 has a “stout torso” with sides that “portray a strong sense of unity and mass,” but we’ll let you parse the design language yourself. More objectively, we can point out new L-shaped head- and taillights, plus new Lexus badging and logos.
The pricing of the 2022 LX is still being kept under wraps by Lexus, but we do know we can expect the luxury SUV to go on sale early in 2022. The current 2021 LX 570 starts at $112,900 in Canada.