February 22, 2024

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Lexus LX will soldier on with V8, greater differentiation from Land Cruiser

For the first time in sixty four decades, there will not be a Toyota Land Cruiser sold in the U.S. The venerable off-roader is not in Toyota’s 2021 American lineup, but the rest of the environment will still get the up coming-era Cruiser, named the three hundred sequence internally, later on this yr. Nonetheless, we may possibly still acquire a edition of it badged as the Lexus LX. This is what a new report implies we may see.

According to the Japan’s Finest Motor vehicle magazine, will be far more differentiated from its Land Cruiser cousin. The exterior is reportedly far more special, and the inside created to be far more acceptable for a flagship luxurious SUV. It will still use a edition of the Lexus spindle grille, with unique hood, fenders and quarter panels than the Cruiser. By natural means, the head- and taillights will differ as very well.

Most importantly, the LX will continue on to use a ladder body. Finest Motor vehicle suggests that the LX will continue on to give a five.7-liter V8 great for 372 horsepower (which in the U.S. presents 383 horsepower). Nonetheless, the Land Cruiser will ditch the V8 for a 3.five-liter turbo V6, presented with and with out a hybrid method. Notably, the hybrid will not be the same as the one particular uncovered in other Toyota vehicles, but a blend ten-velocity automatic and motor that is far more acceptable for a weighty auto. 

Past but not minimum, the report states that Toyota will also create a GR Sport edition of Land Cruiser. Presumably, that signifies some dressier aero bits, much larger wheels, and an a suspension far more tuned for freeway, um, cruising. 

The Land Cruiser is scheduled to debut in September 2021, while the Lexus may possibly follow a few of decades later on, even with being designed in parallel. The LX is considered to be far more of a Lexus flagship than the LS sedan in numerous pieces of the environment, so it tends to make sense that Toyota will continue on offering it.

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