Lexus LX - car review

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Creating their brand in 1989, Lexus specialists were faced with the task of creating a sophisticated, sophisticated and unique style combined with innovative technologies and impeccable reliability. In 1995, the all-wheel drive Lexus LX 450 appears, connecting the style of a luxury executive car with the merits of an Toyota Land Cruiser 80 off-road vehicle. The car has a frame structure and is equipped with a 4.5-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 212 hp. with 4-speed automatic transmission. Powerful power unit provides good dynamics of acceleration. When compared to Toyota, the LX 450 has a softer suspension, for the sake of increased smoothness.

In the interior decoration used leather and expensive plastic. The salon seats eight people and has three rows of seats. The second row seats can be folded down completely, on the third row the seats fold down and fasten on the sides, which significantly increases the amount of luggage. The rear door consists of two horizontal parts, if necessary, forming a convenient loading area. The car has an ABS system. The Lexus LX 450 SUV was primarily intended for sale in the United States and Canada. In 1998, the LX 450 replaced the LX 470.

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The large executive SUV Lexus LX 470 is essentially the luxury version of the Toyota Land Cruiser 100, which is quite natural, because its predecessor LX 450 was a direct descendant of the Toyota Land Cruiser 80. However, the belonging of the LX 470 to the luxury class promises the buyer not only comfort and individuality, but also a significant difference in price. The car is easily recognizable in city traffic by the impressive “L” on the grille and four-eyed optics, in the manner of Lexus GS sedans, which provides excellent lighting at night. The LX 470 perfectly combines tremendous power and external elegance.

Especially for the LX 470, its own body colors were presented - expensive pearl enamel covers the entire surface of the car, leaving no room for chrome and black mirrors, handles and moldings. This makes the silhouette more solid and respectable. The interior of the LX 470 looks no less elegant. To begin with, the spacious cabin is designed for eight people.

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The front seats with eight adjustments, including lumbar support. The steering wheel automatically moves to the driver immediately after turning the key. Steering gear rack and type with hydraulic booster. The instrument panel is characterized by impeccable image clarity and original lighting. The seats are trimmed with high-quality and soft leather. Front electric equipment. Completely correspond to the general interior and numerous inserts from a natural tree. In addition to this, great sound and audio climate control for the rear of the cabin in the basic equipment.

Separately, it should be said about the function of changing the ground clearance. The highest “rack” of the LX is exactly the same as on the Land Cruiser 100, but it can get much closer to the Lexus (the difference from Toyota is as much as 7 centimeters). From which it follows that the experts first of all set themselves the task of lowering the center of gravity for movement on asphalt.

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On heavy roads, the brake system takes effect. With ventilated brake discs, controlled by ABS, EBD and TRC. Passenger safety is guarded by high-performance front and side airbags. Lexus LX 470 has a frame structure. Under the hood, he has a 4.8-liter V8 with a capacity of 234 hp.

This is the largest engine that has ever been put on cars of this brand. Despite the fact that it is a luxury SUV, it is still able to conquer the mountains, as it is equipped with all-wheel drive with a locking center differential. Engine power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5-speed gearbox, controlled by electronics, which allows you to improve acceleration at low speeds and also ensure a smooth, smooth ride on the highway. The front suspension Lexus LX470 - independent, lever-torsion type, rear - dependent and uses coil springs, lower longitudinal and transverse levers.

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Shock absorbers are installed in front and rear. Lexus LX470 in contrast to the Toyota Land Cruiser has an air suspension and the ability to install xenon headlights as an option. In Russia, the LX 470 through official dealers has been sold only since 2002. In 2007, the third generation debuted in the LX lineup. Lexus LX570 replaced the LX 470.

The car retained the main advantages of the predecessor, but it significantly improved the most important characteristics. First of all, on the spot frame construction, so beloved by the conquerors of off-road. The exterior is still made in the corporate style of the Japanese brand, but the new look of the LX has become more aggressive due to the original design of a wide grille with angles in the shape of an arrowhead, rear aerodynamic spoiler and large modified headlights. The pronounced wheel arches bring a sense of monumentality to the elegant silhouette of the car. The massive rear door is highlighted by impressive blocks of street lamps.

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Exquisite chrome inserts shade optics and license plate. It is noteworthy that the LX 570 is equipped with a full-size spare wheel, which is fixed on the bottom of the car, which saves considerable space inside, and does not spoil the appearance. The car has considerably added in dimensions in comparison with the predecessor. The all-wheel drive Lexus LX 570 is 4990 mm long, 1970 mm wide, 1920 mm high, which is 60, 28 and 40 mm more, respectively, than the previous generation.

Salon can take up to 8 passengers. The second row of seats, if necessary, or folded (40/20/40), or completely removed, the seats of the third row compactly folded and fixed on the sides of the cabin. that on 60, 28 and 40 mm accordingly it is more, than at the previous generation. Salon can take up to 8 passengers. The second row of seats, if necessary, or folded (40/20/40), or completely removed, the seats of the third row compactly folded and fixed on the sides of the cabin. that on 60, 28 and 40 mm accordingly it is more, than at the previous generation. Salon can take up to 8 passengers.

The second row of seats, if necessary, or folded (40/20/40), or completely removed, the seats of the third row compactly folded and fixed on the sides of the cabin. SUV equipped with an active electro-hydraulic suspension, which allows the driver to change the ground clearance, and also suppresses body roll in corners. Lexus LX570 also got a new system Crawl Control, automatically maintains a low constant speed on the road. The car is saturated with various electronic systems that facilitate the life of the driver.

For example, the Intuitive Park Assist system, with the help of cameras located around the perimeter, transmits an image and distances to surrounding obstacles to a display in the center console. In addition, the front lighting has become even more adapted for movement in the dark - the AFS system ensures the mobility of the headlights during various maneuvers on the track. Any turn of the steering wheel is pursued by turning the headlights in the same direction, allowing you to light up more space in the right direction. New multi-landscape braking system with ABS, significantly reduces stopping distances on surfaces such as sand or gravel.

The heart of this car is a V8 with a working volume of 5.7 liters and 367 hp, the engine is aggregated with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift. Both the engine and gearbox are connected by sophisticated electronic control systems, which ensures their optimum performance and fuel efficiency. At the same time, the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere of the Lexus LX 570 was significantly less than that of the LX 470. The towing capacity of the model is 3,850 kg. The LX 570 is 54% more powerful than its predecessor.

The basic configuration of the LX 570 has a four-zone climate control, a navigation system with Bluetooth interface, Mark Levinson audio system with 19 speakers, electrically adjustable seats, as well as 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels, which have an elegant three-dimensional design. The LX 570 is equipped with 285/60 tires. In Russia, the car is available in two trim levels: Premium and Luxury. The buyer is offered a choice of 7 exterior colors and two color options for the interior, including beige or gray leather trim.

Safety The Lexus LX 570 provides 10 airbags: front for the driver and passenger, side airbags and curtain airbags for the second row, and curtain airbags on the windows of the third row of seats. You can also note active head restraints for the driver and front passenger, seat belts with pretensioners, including for the second row, and tire pressure monitoring system. At the Detroit Auto Show 2012 debuted restyled version of the luxury SUV Lexus LX 570 2013 model year. The car received changes in the design of the exterior and interior, the power plant remained the same. Significantly reworked front and rear of the car.

Lexus LX received a new grille in the form of a spindle, new LED daytime running lights, which are combined with xenon dipped beam headlights of the original design, increased in size "fog" in a different edging. Updates touched the front and rear bumpers. The shape of the rear lights has changed. In the side mirrors appeared built-in turn signal. On the sides now adorn massive decorative moldings. Complement the image of large 20-inch alloy wheels. Improved and salon.

In the Russian market, the updated LX 570 is offered in four trim levels and two versions of the cabin (five-seat and eight-seat). The third row of seats became an option. In the 5-seater version of the LX570 is equipped with an additional fuel tank capacity of 45 liters. In the decoration appeared mahogany inserts and new colors of leather upholstery. The instrument panel has been redesigned. It installed a new large touch screen infotainment system. Improved ventilation of the front seats.

The main innovation in the interior can be considered the Easy Access system, it helps the driver to take a seat in the seat: when the ignition is turned off, the steering wheel rises and the seat falls. The engine and transmission have not changed: the LX570 is equipped with a 5.7-liter petrol V8 with a capacity of 367 hp. and a 6-speed automatic transmission with electronic control and shift paddles. Acceleration to "hundreds" takes 7.5 seconds - a very decent figure for such an overall car. The expected fee for the dynamics - high fuel consumption. In a mixed cycle of 14.8 liters per 100 km. In addition to hundreds of visual changes, a lot has been added to the technical part.

Updated Crawl Control system for maneuvering over rough terrain. Two additional speeds have been added to the system. So now five fixed speeds allow you to measure the efforts on the gas and brake pedals when driving on uneven, rocky and other difficult surfaces.

Designers thoroughly worked on the handling of the LX 570. The SUV got a new system of Turn Assist, slowing down in the corners of the inner rear wheel, allowing the driver to feel more confident driving a heavy high car. Much attention is paid to security. The car is equipped with ten airbags for all three rows of seats, active front head restraints and cruise control with a collision avoidance system Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A driver-side camera was added to the camera system around the perimeter of the Multi-terrain Monitor. Thus, the total number of cameras increased to 4, which greatly improved the review.

The Premium Premium package includes a full range of systems for active off-road driving, including the new Multi-Terrain Select system for off-road driving, which, according to five different types of coverage, significantly improves the vehicle’s dynamic performance. Off-Road Turn Assist continues the list of off-road turnaround assistance systems.

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