2017 Lexus LX 570 images leaked
Images of a facelifted Lexus LX 570 have leaked ahead of the SUV’s official August debut.
The initial image of a golden LX was published in Japan’s automotive tabloid Best Car Magazine, depicting just the front three-quarters view. Most noticeably, a massive spindle grille replaces the quasi-spindle grille and bisecting bumper bar, bringing the top-of-the-lineup SUV in sync with the rest of the offerings in the luxury marque’s portfolio.
Furthermore, formerly wide foglamp coves are now replaced with angular slivers. Headlights, too, are slimmer but a row of LED driving lights remain along the bottom edge in a fishhook shape.
The latest round of leaks comes from the Facebook page of Baniya Cars, a Middle Eastern automotive enthusiast site. Perhaps most surprising about the renderings, labeled “Prototype” in the official Lexus typeface, is that even the C-Pillar has been redesigned to feature the arrowhead kink seen on other Lexus vehicles. The already massive fenders and haunches appear even more pronounced. From the rear , the taillights have been reshaped into L-motif forms as well.
The interior has been redone as well, with a new dashboard that cuts a wide swath from the instrument cluster to the passenger-side door. Gone is chunky center console tower that dominated the dash before. The new look, with contrasting accents taking prime real estate, gives off a more luxurious and modern vibe.
No details about the drivetrain have been given, but the LX will almost certainly continue to share a platform with the go-anywhere Land Cruiser, whose next design was also recently leaked.