After a multitude of revealing spy shots, Lexus has finally taken the wraps off the 2016 LX 570 facelift at Pebble Beach.
It certainly wasn’t one of the prettiest SUVs before the facelift and now the cosmetic revisions have made the model look more upscale, although we are sure it won’t win any beauty awards. Works started at the front where Lexus applied a massive one-piece spindle grille along with a revised bumper, different LED headlights and reshaped fog lights also running on LEDs.
It’s the same story at the back where the bumper has also gone through a minor nip and tuck whereas the taillights has a somewhat new look. Lexus is adding fresh 20- and 21-inch alloy wheel designs along with implementing some interior cabin tweaks like an upgraded infotainment system with a 12.3-inch display, bigger 4.2-inch instrument cluster display and a standard panoramic view camera.
The 2016 LX 570 has also received a drive mode select and can be specified with a head-up display, LED ambient lighting, wireless charging, bigger 11.6-inch displays for the rear-seat entertainment system and an upgraded Luxury Package that now includes ventilated and heated rear seats.
More importantly, the six-speed automatic gearbox has been replaced by an eight-speed unit working together with the familiar V8 5.7-liter engine that continues to produce 383 bhp (286 kW) and 403 lb-ft (546 Nm). It’s enough muscle to grant the LX 570 with a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg).