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      01-07-2012 04:25 PM #1


      Quote Originally Posted by Press Release
      DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 9, 2012 – Sporting a new Lexus spindle grille, new 20-inch alloy wheel design and upgraded interior for the 2013 model year, the eight-passenger LX 570 continues to
      deliver on challenging off-road adventures as well as luxurious daily driving.

      The 2013 LX 570 gets a new look at both the front and rear. New LED daytime running lights complement new headlamp design and new larger fog lamp bezels. Taillamps are also updated, while the rear license plate surround gets a revised look and the tow hitch cover is more integrated. Both front and rear bumpers are refreshed, and the rear bumper protector is enhanced by a stainless steel accent.

      Turn signals have been added to the side mirrors, and wider bodyside moldings sport a new look. The spacious, eight-passenger cabin of the LX 570 receives a number of upgrades and changes. The driver's seat gets a new Easy Access system, which makes entering and exiting the vehicle easier. The steering wheel and driver's seat automatically retract when the ignition is turned off. Front seats also feature improved cooling, and a 120-volt power outlet has been added to the middle row. The instrument panel has been updated and a new color display is applied. A dark chrome finish for the center instrument cluster and front side air vents, along with a new chrome accent above the glove box, freshen the look of the instrument panel as well.

      The cabin of the 2013 LX 570 also gets mahogany wood trim. Parchment replaces Cashmere as an interior leather trim color. Two new exterior colors are available: Medium Nebula Gray Pearl and Satin Cashmere Metallic, replacing Twilight Gray Metallic and Golden Almond Metallic.

      Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

      The LX 570's 5.7-liter V8 delivers the punch and towing power demanded in this segment. The powerplant produces 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 403 lb.-ft at 3,600 rpm. Crucial to LX customers who tow with their vehicles, 90 percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm.

      The LX 570 is equipped with an electronically-controlled six-speed automatic transmission that estimates road conditions and predicts the driver's intention in order to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle's speed and the driving conditions. A sequential shift mode allows the driver to select gears manually. 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. Four-wheel Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) employs both brake and throttle intervention to help control wheel spin.

      Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) helps maintain directional control during cornering and can be disengaged via the "TRAC off" switch. The updated Crawl Control feature provides optimum throttle and brake modulation when maneuvering over rough, uneven or difficult surfaces. The new Turn Assist feature also helps by tightening the turning circles by adding more brake force to the inside rear wheel.

      The new Multi-terrain Select also allow you to optimize performance by choosing from five types of terrain. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps provide additional control for off-road driving by helping to keep the vehicle from rolling back when your foot moves from the brake to the gas pedal on a steep incline or slippery surface.

      Chassis/Body/Suspension/Tires/Brakes

      The LX 570's 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. Body- on-frame construction provides ruggedness and durability in challenging driving conditions, plus impressive ride isolation characteristics and a 7,000-pound towing capability.

      The Active Height Control system lowers the chassis by about two inches for easy entry and exit and returns automatically to its normal height when the vehicle begins to accelerate. An Easy Access mode allows the driver to also lower the vehicle when it is parked. For improved aerodynamics, the AHC system lowers the vehicle at highway speeds. When the transfer case is shifted into low range, AHC raises the vehicle to provide additional ride height in driving situations where chassis clearance is at a premium.

      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.

      The standard split five-spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels with Liquid Graphite finish wear 285/50R20 tires. The multi-terrain ABS system determines road-surface conditions and automatically optimizes lock-up control, selecting the suitable ABS profile for on- and off-road driving surfaces. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) employs the ABS to properly balance braking forces between the front and rear wheels, while Brake Assist (BA) provides auxiliary force to assist the driver during emergency braking.

      Standard/Safety/Security Features

      The LX 570 is equipped with 10 standard airbags, including driver- and front-passenger knee airbags, front and second-row seat-mounted side airbags in the outboard seating positions, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags that cover all three rows. All eight seating positions feature three-point seatbelts. The second-row seatbelts integrate pre-tensioners for the outboard seats and an ALR/ELR (Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelt for the The LX 570 was the first vehicle in its class to use Active Front Headrests which move upward and forward in the event of certain low speed rear-end collisions when the force of the occupant's body is applied to the seat back.

      The LX 570 was also the first in its class to offer available Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. In addition, LX 570 was the first Lexus to offer the optional Wide-view Front and Side Camera feature designed for use in tight settings, such as parking garages. With cameras located within the front grille and under the passenger outside mirror, the driver can check hard-to-view areas by simply pressing a button on the dashboard and viewing the camera images on the standard navigation system screen. The Wide-view Front and Side Camera functions up to a vehicle speed of about 7.5 mph and can display the front and side views simultaneously in split-screen mode.

      Luxury/Comfort/Convenience

      A full array of standard luxury amenities includes four-zone independent climate control, front-seat 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 streaming music via Bluetooth®.

      The Lexus Navigation System includes Lexus Enform® with Safety Connect® (includes complimentary one-year trial subscription), Voice Command casual-language voice recognition and Bluetooth phonebook download. The system now comes with the next-generation Lexus Enform® Application 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 or tap into internet radio, including Pandora®

      Users will also appreciate the ability to check-in on Facebook, and search for various business reviews including restaurants on Yelp. SiriusXM data services offer information on stocks, traffic, weather, sports and fuel prices. Enform® is supported on iPhone, Android and Blackberry. SiriusXM services offer complimentary 90-day trial subscriptions and require separate audio and data subscriptions.

      The standard power-sliding second-row seat slides forward and aft 3.5 inches for passenger comfort and cargo storage versatility. The second-row seatbacks provide a convenient 40/20/40 split. The second row seat is specially engineered to make tumbling it forward easy for anyone. A power retractable third-row seat is standard. The split rear tailgate features a power upper door, while the bottom section raises and lowers with minimal effort.

      The LX 570 offers an optional Luxury Package that includes a cool box for beverages; semi-aniline leather-trimmed upholstery with contrast stitching, heated steering wheel and
      mahogany wood trimmed door door switch plates; heated and ventilated front seats and heated
      second-row seats (outboard position only); and Smart Access.

      In addition to the Luxury Package, the new LX 570 now features a rear dual screen rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and three-prong electrical outlet. This system allows two video sources to be viewed at the same time – for instance, one can be used as a DVD player while the other as a game console or audio player.

      For audiophiles, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound audio system is also available with 450-watts maximum power and 15 channels.










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      Last edited by omoderncultureo; 01-22-2012 at 09:58 PM.

    2. 01-07-2012 04:29 PM #2
      I miss the 90s LCs.

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      01-07-2012 04:39 PM #4
      That's pretty scary.

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      01-07-2012 04:40 PM #5
      They've gotta be kidding with this grille.

      Styling-wise, I think Lexus has been gilding the lily since the LX450, which was refined, rectilinear, and masculine;



      I never cared for the LX470's fussy GS-style headlights though I think inside they're great;



      And the now-old 570 looked like a mom car.


    6. 01-07-2012 04:41 PM #6
      So Lexus is tacking on a horribly ugly front end to every one of their products now?

      Major fail!

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      01-07-2012 04:44 PM #7
      I name it. RALPH!!!!

      :puke:


      I take back everything I said about the Land Cruiser being redundant/pointless in North America.

      This car just made the case for the Land Cruiser.

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      01-07-2012 04:45 PM #8
      I actually LOL'd when I saw that. I call photoshop, they wouldn't REALLY do this to their cars would they?

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      01-07-2012 04:46 PM #9
      Holy ****pissing****jesus that is ugly.
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      01-07-2012 04:54 PM #10
      This new grille wouldn't look so bad if it looked like they actually finished designing it towards the bottom.
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      01-07-2012 04:57 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      This new grille wouldn't look so bad if it looked like they actually finished designing it towards the bottom.
      I think it would look fine if the center portion of the bumper that is recessed, were actually pulled out, to you know, look like a bumper.

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      01-07-2012 04:58 PM #12
      Does it cost $110,000 ?

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      01-07-2012 05:10 PM #13
      The unfinished looking chrome ring they put on the top half of the grill kills it.

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      01-07-2012 06:46 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Snrub View Post
      The unfinished looking chrome ring they put on the top half of the grill kills it.
      DANG it. Now it cannot be unseen!

      Once I saw the head of their design team (pic below) this new grille motif started making sense...

    15. 01-07-2012 08:04 PM #15
      Want. You guys have no imagination.

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      01-07-2012 08:18 PM #16
      First Acura with the beak now Lexus with the predator. Ugh.
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      01-07-2012 08:21 PM #17
      Many are complaining about the grille.

      I have one question for them:

      Have you seen it in real life? Because I haven't, either.

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      01-07-2012 08:48 PM #18
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      Quote Originally Posted by Senneca01 View Post
      So Lexus is tacking on a horribly ugly front end to every one of their products now?

      Major fail!
      What? haven't you heard? This is the luxury strategy that the Japanese are just now picking up (while the germans have been doing it for decades); take a one-size fits all front fascia design, apply it to every vehicle in line-up; profit!
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    19. 01-07-2012 08:48 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by todras View Post
      First Acura with the beak now Lexus with the predator. Ugh.
      The "predator" still looks conservative in production vehicles like the new GS and this LX. I like Lexus' new design philosophy, especially in that new LF-FC concept.

      Acura's beak is just ugly.

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      01-07-2012 08:54 PM #20
      That is just horrible. Who the hell signed off on this crap?
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      It looks like it grey a pornstache.

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      01-08-2012 01:22 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by kindofblue59 View Post
      They've gotta be kidding with this grille.

      Styling-wise, I think Lexus has been gilding the lily since the LX450, which was refined, rectilinear, and masculine;



      I never cared for the LX470's fussy GS-style headlights though I think inside they're great;



      And the now-old 570 looked like a mom car.

      i'm sorry but your arguement is invalid, they all look like soccer mom cars.

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      01-08-2012 01:27 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Golgo-13 View Post
      I miss the 90s LCs.
      One of the best looking generations. This looks to be a very enlarged Forester on steroids, with a cooky aftermarket JDM front fascia. Does Lexus have bangle tucked away in a corner somewhere ?

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      01-08-2012 01:32 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by kindofblue59 View Post
      They've gotta be kidding with this grille.

      Styling-wise, I think Lexus has been gilding the lily since the LX450, which was refined, rectilinear, and masculine;

      This was the pinnacle for the Land Cruiser and LX450. This Gen LX was pretty much just a re-badge right ? Or did Lexus play with the suspension also?
      She's built like a steak house, but handles like a bistro!

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      God that's ****ing ugly!
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    27. 01-08-2012 07:34 PM #27
      I think it's an improvement over the previous year. Now it looks more aggressive and masculine.

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      01-08-2012 07:39 PM #28
      It's a pretty solid improvement, IMO.
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      I'll take it over a CTS-V

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      Quote Originally Posted by Carscoop
      The facelifted LX 570 SUV has arrived at Lexus dealerships in the U.S. with a starting price of $80,930 or $81,805 (*) after a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875, which represents an increase of 1.9 percent or $1,475 over the outgoing model.

      The Japanese brand's largest SUV enters the new model year with a fresh face sporting the new Lexus grille along with tweaked headlamps featuring LED daytime running lights and a restyled front bumper. Other changes include the updated tail lamps and rear bumper, exterior mirrors with turning signals and wider bodyside moldings.

      Interior improvements concern a new multimedia system, a color TFT multi-information display, front seat cooling, a power outlet for the middle row and refreshed trims and accents.

      Like its sister model from Toyota, the 2013 LX 570 receives a raft of new safety and handling features including an updated Crawl Control and the Turn Assist feature that allows for tighter turning circles by adding more brake force to the inside rear wheel.

      Power comes from a 5.7-liter V8 engine that churns out 383 horsepower and 403 lb.-ft. of torque.

      Optional packages for U.S. buyers include the Luxury kit priced at $1,510, which adds a cool box, leather-trimmed upholstery with contrast stitching, a heated steering wheel, wood-trimmed door switch plates, a rear-center armrest cover, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and Smart Access card key.

      For another $2,005, Lexus will fit the LX 580 with a dual screen rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and three-prong electrical outlet.
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    31. 01-19-2012 06:04 PM #31
      Ehhhh the grill...


    32. 01-19-2012 06:06 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Ehhhh the grill...
      Get used to it. You will be seeing this in most (if not all) of the upcoming new and redesigned Lexus vehicles.

    33. 01-19-2012 06:09 PM #33
      love it want it

    34. 01-19-2012 06:22 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      Get used to it. You will be seeing this in most (if not all) of the upcoming new and redesigned Lexus vehicles.
      Yeah I'm beginning to notice this. However it doesn't bother me so much when applied to the sporty designed cars i.e. LFA and even the new IS renders
      But boy am I going to hate to see what they do to the LS.

    35. 01-19-2012 06:22 PM #35
      ...seems more like face transplant.

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