Since its launch in 1996, the eight-passenger LX 570 has met the challenges of off-road adventures as well as luxurious daily driving. The LX 570 enters the 2013 model year with the new Lexus signature design cues in the front and rear, including the new Lexus spindle grille. Equipped with a 5.7-liter V8, the LX 570 delivers the punch and towing power demanded in its segment. Even at very low speeds, such as trail driving, the transmission operates smoothly and imperceptibly.
The LX 570′s transfer case provides full-time four-wheel drive that is equally adept at handling the rigors of slippery winter weather or deep mud or snow. The system uses a TORSEN limited-slip locking center differential to distribute power 40:60 front-to-rear, directing more power to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur.
The highly capable chassis is equipped with an advanced suspension system. The high-mount, independent double-wishbone front suspension allows for nine inches of total front wheel travel for outstanding articulation over rough roads and obstacles. The four-link trailing-arm rear suspension retains the solid-axle configuration for strength and durability.
The Adaptive Variable Suspension system provides three modes to control the spring rate and shock absorber damping force to provide optimal handling and comfort for on-road or trail driving. Comfort mode provides a softer response on extremely bumpy roads, while the Normal and Sport modes help provide increasingly greater levels of control for driving a heavily loaded vehicle, driving at higher speeds on paved roads, or driving on unpaved roads.
Standard luxury amenities include four-zone independent climate control, front power-seat cushion extenders, a rear back-up camera, Lexus Navigation System and nine-speaker Lexus Premium Sound system with iPod/USB connectivity, HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging, and Bluetooth® music streaming.
The LX 570 features the next-generation Lexus Enform App Suite, the system that leverages the customers’ mobile phone technology to provide a new level of connectivity and information management. Users can conduct local searches through Bing, or utilize voice-enabled apps to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable, get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com, tap into internet radio, including Pandora® and iHeartRadio, search for business reviews on Yelp and check-in on Facebook places. A one-year trial subscription to Lexus Enform and the App Suite is included.