An undisguised 2016 Lexus LX 570 facelift has been spied up close both inside and out without any sort of disguise.
Starting with the front fascia, the revised LX gets a huge spindle grille and a significantly more aggressive front bumper with new fog lights and reshaped headlights which now extend a bit to the back. There’s also a new set of alloys and tweaked mirrors while the side skirts have also gone through some minor revisions. In addition, the third side windows now have a modified shape while the rear end hosts brand new taillights with chrome detailing, along with a new rear bumper and a different roof-mounted spoiler.
Stepping inside the cabin, the changes are more extensive as the dashboard has been thoroughly revised and now comes with a much larger touchscreen display, an old school analog clock, three-spoke steering wheel, updated instrument cluster and reshaped air vents. This particular car appears to be a top-spec version with an optional rear-seat entertainment system packing dual tablet-like displays.
It’s not known at this point whether the V8 5.7-liter engine has been revised but we can tell you the outgoing version is rated at 383 bhp (286 kW) and 403 lb-ft (546 Nm) of torque channeled to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission working together with a 4WD system and a Torsen limited-slip differential.
On the tech side, it should get autonomous braking system featuring a radar and high-resolution camera to scan the road ahead. When an imminent collision is detected, the brakes are automatically applied and this system also works to lower the risks of crashing into a pedestrian.
An official reveal of the 2016 Lexus LX facelift should occur in the coming days.