The All-New
Lexus LX

The All-New
Lexus LX


October, 2021




Introducing the All-New LX, the second model of the next-generation lineup and embodiment of Lexus' commitment to meeting its customer's diversifying needs and lifestyles.

It renews its characteristics by adopting the new GA-F platform, realizing a weight reduction of approximately 200 kg, and achieving a digitally-developed high-rigidity body.

Improving driving performance both on-road and off-road, the new LX makes use of electronically controlled brakes (ECB) and an electric power steering system (EPS). Available powertrains include a high-output, high-torque 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine or a powerful 3.3-liter V6 diesel twin-turbo engine.

These innovations also contribute to improved environmental performance, reducing annual CO2 emissions when the vehicle is in use by approximately 20 percent on a global cumulative basis compared to the previous model, further contributing to the realization of a carbon-neutral society. The new LX is also more personalized, with the newly added VIP grade, which is specially designed with four independent seats for elegant and safe travel on all kinds of roads.

With “Dignified Sophistication” as the styling concept, the aim was to give the new LX high-quality, sophisticated proportions. Its exterior allows the vehicle’s strength to be felt in a form that displays attention to detail, while its interior provides a sense of security and comfort to the vehicle’s occupants.

The sides express a strong sense of unity and mass, with a thick, horizontal torso that starts at the front and runs through to the rear quarter pillars, which narrow from the roof to the back window.

New 22-inch forged alloy wheels employ the high contrast of black and machined brilliance to emphasize that they are the largest ever offered by Lexus.

As an expression of the new spindle grille suitable for the LX, a three-dimensional shape was created with seven sets of floating bars to create a seamless and frame-free structure.

Fine-tuning the thickness of each bar to the millimeter has achieved both a stylish look and the high-level cooling performance needed for a twin-turbo engine.

Following the NX, the Lexus brand badge placed in the center of the rear has been renewed from the conventional L-shaped logo to the new “LEXUS” logo to symbolize the next generation of Lexus. For the rear combination lamps, tail lamps combine an L-shape and a continuous axial flow from the front to the shoulders and then to the rear silhouette.



For the headlamps, the L-shaped clearance lamps (with daytime running lamp function) have evolved into a three-dimensional shape, and their inner lenses have been doubled, with each having a different level to give a sense of depth and change depending on the viewing angle.


The exterior features exclusive 22-inch forged wheels and the F mesh design spindle grille used on F SPORT and F models, with a jet-black chrome grille frame that expresses the intrepidness of the F SPORT. White Nova Crystal Shine is also available as an exclusive color for the F SPORT.

The new LX introduces the new GA-F platform and has renewed the traditional ladder frame. By utilizing the latest welding technology, the frame has been made more rigid (+20% compared to the previous model) and lighter, improving collision safety performance, quietness, and driving quality.

The high-output, high-torque twin-turbocharged engine, electronically controlled brake (ECB) system, and electric power steering (EPS) further deepen the Lexus Driving Signature by delivering driving performance that seamlessly connects deceleration, steering, and acceleration in all situations.

Simultaneously, the use of a new Active Height Control (AHC) suspension and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system provides a sense of contact with the ground, as well as a sense of strength and security



With more high-tensile steel sheets used for the body, and aluminum for the hood, roof, and door panels, the new LX is approximately 200kg lighter than the previous model. Combined with adjustments to the powertrain placement, the new LX achieves a lower center of gravity, and has improved front/rear weight distribution.


The AHC suspension, which allows the ride height to be adjusted according to the driving environment, now comes with an expanded range of ride height positions. While ride height is still adjusted through the use of shock absorbers, gas and hydraulic springs, and metal springs, a spring rate switching device, which was previously only used for the front wheels, is now used for the rear wheels as well, reducing the time needed to adjust ride height.

There are three settings for vehicle height while the vehicle is in motion—Normal, Hi1, and Hi2—and a Low setting for vehicle ingress and egress. The system automatically and optimally adjusts vehicle height depending on the activation of Drive Mode Select or Multi-Terrain Select and the selection status of the transfer case. Ride height status can now be displayed not only on the gauge panel but also on the 7-inch touch display. Additionally, AHC not only adjusts the vehicle height but also responds to changes in vehicle posture, such as the amount of pitch and roll, and it stabilizes vehicle posture during turning, acceleration, and deceleration by optimizing the spring rate as needed.


Changing to a linear solenoid valve system has resulted in excellent damping force switching response, providing intricate and smooth control according to the road surface and driving conditions. The damping force can be set low to provide a comfortable ride when going over bumps during in-town driving, while it can be set high to provide a flat and stable feeling when going around curves. Also, the damping force can be changed in line with the drive mode, contributing to driving that is in line with the driver's preference.


The new model also features Multi-Terrain Select, which allows the driver to select from six modes—Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow, and Rock—to support off-road driving according to road conditions. In addition to conventional brake hydraulics, the drive power and suspension are integrated and controlled for optimization according to the selected mode, making it possible to extract driving performance best suited to the immediate road conditions. In addition, the operating range of Multi-Terrain Select, which was previously limited to the low range (L4), has been extended to the high range (H4). From extremely low-speed driving on rocky roads to high-speed driving on unpaved roads, the function has evolved to provide easy and high-quality driving on any road in the world. Furthermore, the Auto mode, which Lexus has adopted for the first time, uses information from various sensors to estimate the road conditions while driving and to optimize brake hydraulic pressure, driving force, and suspension control. This enables the driver to obtain the best driving performance for each driving situation without having to switch modes


The 3.5-LITER V6 TWIN-TURBO GASOLINE ENGINE (V35A-FTS) delivers maximum output of 305 kW (415 PS) and maximum torque of 650 Nm, while the use of D-4ST (direct-injection 4-stroke gasoline engine superior version with turbo) with multi-hole direct-injection injectors, combined with the use of a longer stroke and high-speed-combustion and high-efficiency twin turbochargers, which were made possible by optimizing the valve pinching angle, produces powerful low-speed torque and excellent boost response.


Lexus’ first 3.3-LITER V6 TWIN-TURBO DIESEL ENGINE (F33A-FTV) features optimized structures for each engine part, such as the piston combustion chambers, intake ports, and injectors, to achieve maximum output of 227 kW (309 PS) and maximum torque of 700 Nm, as well as excellent fuel economy. In terms of driving performance, the newly adopted two-way twin turbochargers with variable nozzles deliver supercharged performance for exhilarating acceleration in all situations. A highly responsive single turbo contributes to powerful acceleration at low speeds, while the large intake volume of the twin-turbochargers contributes to smooth acceleration at high speeds.


Drive power and brake hydraulic pressure are automatically controlled according to the five speed settings selected by the driver. When driving on highly uneven off-road surfaces or slippery road surfaces, Crawl Control enables the driver to drive at extremely low speeds without accelerating or braking, just by operating the steering wheel. The function is highly capable of freeing the vehicle from being stuck because it inhibits wheel spin and wheel lock, reducing the load on the drivetrain.

While inheriting the high level of rough terrain driving performance of the previous generation LX, the new LX has been improved by adopting an electronic brake system that maximizes the linear hydraulic control of the brakes, resulting in a significant improvement in quietness. Even in off-road driving, the system has evolved into a function that realizes the high-quality driving that is distinctive of Lexus. Also, when the driver operates the gas pedal while Crawl Control is activated, seamless drive force and brake hydraulic control are achieved without interfering with acceleration by the driver. Depending on the road conditions, the driver can also operate the accelerator pedal when acceleration is desired, contributing to stress-free off-road driving.


When descending a steep slope for which engine braking alone is not sufficient to slow down the vehicle, the system automatically controls the hydraulic pressure of the brakes on all four wheels to support stable descent without locking the wheels. Because the selected vehicle speed is maintained through the operation of a switch, the driver can concentrate on steering operations without worrying about braking and accelerating, thus reducing the burden on the driver.


The F SPORT features front and rear performance shock absorbers, a Torsen® LSD, and a rear stabilizer as standard. Furthermore, special tuning of the EPS and AVS has resulted in the excellent response and handling stability that only the F SPORT can provide.

Through the new Tazuna Concept, the cockpit allows the driver to connect more intuitively with the vehicle and better concentrate on driving. Layout of the displays, including the head-up display and 12.3-inch touch display for navigation, allows for smooth eye movement while driving.

Switches for driving systems, such as Multi-Terrain Select, are placed in an easy-to-reach position in the center cluster, while switches for climate control and other functions are functionally organized from an ergonomic perspective and placed under the 7-inch touch display.

A new four-seat VIP grade has been added to the lineup, focusing on increased rear-seat space and comfort. The goal was to create a space in which people can relax even when traveling long distances across cities or over rough roads.

The rear seats, exclusive to the VIP grade, feature concave headrests, seatbacks, and cushions that gently wrap around the head, hips, and lower body. This ensures a high level of hold against lateral g-forces and road surface inputs when driving around curves.

Efforts were made to create a comfortable private space for relaxing in all situations. Comfort features such as sunshades on the side windows and quarter windows (right-hand-drive models only have side window sunshades), special reading lights, and a rear seat display come as standard.

The VIP grade's exclusive ceiling air conditioner vents diffuse a breeze from above to comfortably envelop rear-seat passengers. Furthermore, air conditioning vents have been added to the sides of the rear-seat exclusive center console's base to blow out a warm air curtain when needed to further enhance comfort.

Taking a cue from the neutral body posture advocated by NASA, the front passenger seat has been moved forward and can be slid upward and backward to ensure a wide forward view, while the seat reclining angle can be controlled up to 48 degrees.

Additionally, a reclining ottoman behind the front passenger seat can be deployed to provide a more strain-free posture from head to toe.



The rear seat display behind the front passenger seat can be folded down to ensure forward visibility, creating a sense of openness and a relaxing space with a maximum leg space of 1,100 mm*. This seating posture can be achieved in a single action using the relax mode button on the rear control panel.

*Only in left-hand-drive versions; 1,000 mm in right-hand-drive versions; both figures are for when the footrest is deployed.


The rear control panel, which centrally manages the various functions and equipment of the rear seat, and its surrounding areas have been carefully designed with usability as the top priority, down to the smallest detail in terms of placement and shape. The rear control panel is set at an angle, and in combination with a palm rest, is easy to access and operate in any position. The space for wireless charging of smartphones has been lowered to prevent unintended operation and to ensure visibility while seated in a reclined position. Cup holders are equipped with a lid, and, with the lid closed, the resulting surface, which is coated with a scratch-resistant self-healing paint, can be used as a note table. The large console box provides ample storage space, and the DC power supply, USB, and headphone jacks located within provide functionality for a variety of uses.


The steering wheel and shifter feature dimpled genuine leather for a sporty effect and improved grip, while the exclusive F SPORT emblem is applied throughout to reinforce the image of driving performance. A specially designed seat further enhances hold against lateral g-forces. Also, the emotional Flare Red interior color is newly available to promote the uplifting feeling of spirited driving.

Based on Lexus' human-centered approach, the LX introduces a number of new technologies designed to enhance performance and convenience.

Fingerprint authentication, a Lexus first, is standard on all models. A fingerprint sensor is installed in the center of the push-start switch. When the driver has the smart key and touches the fingerprint sensor on the push-start switch while pressing the brake, the fingerprint information is checked against the fingerprint information registered in the vehicle. The engine will not start unless the fingerprint information matches.

The Multi-Terrain Monitor uses four cameras to help the driver check the situation around the vehicle. The images captured by the front, side, left and right, and rear cameras can be changed via a camera switch and are shown on the entire 12.3-inch display, allowing the driver to check the road conditions around the vehicle, which are often in the driver's blind spots. Also, by switching to Back Underfloor View, images of the foreground taken in advance are provided to the driver as transparent-underfloor images. By superimposing the vehicle and wheel position over this image, the driver can check underfloor conditions and front-wheel position.

A new view is also available: the vehicle is made transparent, and an image showing the area around the rear wheels is magnified. This enables the driver to ascertain conditions around the rear wheels, and estimate distances to obstacles—invaluable when trying to free the vehicle from a stuck position or exit a dead end.



The latest voice-recognition function enables activation by operating the microphone icon on the display or by voice, in addition to activation by operating the talk switch on the steering wheel. By saying a pre-defined activation word or words (e.g., “Hey Lexus!”), the system can be activated by voice recognition without having to operate switches or stop playing music. In addition, the system supports natural speech operation as if you were talking to the car.


Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto** can be configured to use the exclusive functions of iPhone* and Android** devices on the in-vehicle display. In addition to a conventional USB connection, a wireless connection via Wi-Fi is scheduled to be supported through an OTA software update.

*Apple, Apple CarPlay, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. The iPhone trademark is used under license from Aiphone Co., Ltd.
**AndroidTM, Android AutoTM, and YouTube are registered trademarks of Google LLC.


A new web browser function has been set up that allows users to browse websites (news, blogs, streaming music, YouTube* videos, etc.) through an Internet connection using the vehicle’s DCM (Data Communication Module).

*AndroidTM, Android AutoTM, and YouTube are registered trademarks of Google LLC.


The Lexus Premium Sound System consists of 10 speakers, including a large-capacity subwoofer box, utilizing the bass reflex structure of the rear speakers and the body framework (lower back) to achieve rich and crisp low-frequency reproduction.

Meanwhile, the Mark Levinson* Premium Surround Sound System is based on the Mark Levinson* PurePlay concept. Twenty-five speakers, the highest number ever in a Lexus including a large-capacity subwoofer box that utilizes the body frame, are optimally placed to create a distortion-free stage sensation that extends from front to back and left to right. The aim is to achieve a sense of stage and pure, distortion-free sound. Both sound systems also support the playback of high-resolution sound sources (96kHz/24bit), which contain more information than CD sound sources (44.1kHz/16bit).

*Mark Levinson is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.


Available in the new LX is a new-generation rear entertainment system with an intuitive touch panel that uses glass bonding technology to provide a clear, low-reflective display. The VIP grade includes a horizontal tilt mechanism for the screen. The system can be operated from the front display or the rear seat center console panel, contributing to forward visibility for rear-seat passengers.


Lexus is advancing the development of safety technologies to eliminate traffic casualties, which is the ultimate wish of a mobility-based society.

Based on its belief that it is important to develop world-leading advanced safety technologies as quickly as possible and disseminate them through as many vehicles as possible, Lexus has adopted the Lexus Safety System + for the new LX.



The performance of the single-lens camera and millimeter-wave radar has been improved to expand the response range of the Pre-Collision System, which is designed to detect daytime bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions and, at intersections, to detect oncoming vehicles before right turns and pedestrians crossing the street from the direction toward which the vehicle was traveling before it started to make a right or left turn. Also featured are functions such as Emergency Steering Assist, which assists steering within the vehicle’s lane as cued by the driver, and Low-speed acceleration control, which helps prevent accidents at low speeds, have been added.


AI technology has been applied to expand the range of support provided by the lane-recognition functions of Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), which is an advanced driving support function that supports steering to keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, resulting in smoother and less disruptive steering assist.


Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with an all-tracking function), which controls acceleration and deceleration to maintain a constant distance from an immediately preceding vehicle within the limit of the set speed when driving on motor-vehicle-only roadways and others, has been enhanced by the addition of a curve speed control function that decelerates the vehicle in advance according to the size of an approaching curve.


Road Sign Assist (RSA) uses a camera to capture major road signs and displays them on the vehicle’s multi-information display.


BladeScanTM* AHS (Adaptive High Beam) System is used again on a Lexus. BladeScanTM AHS is an advanced AHS in which LED-sourced light shines onto blade mirrors spinning at high speed and is transferred to a lens to illuminate the road ahead. A residual image effect prevents the light from appearing to be moving, and BladeScanTM AHS precisely controls light distribution by synchronizing the rotation of the blade mirrors and switching the LED lights on and off. Capable of more-delicate shielding of light than in the case of conventional AHS, it broadens the range of high beam illumination, enabling the driver to recognize pedestrians and road signs without impeding the visibility of the proceeding driver or drivers approaching from the opposite direction.

*BladeScanTM is a trademark of Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


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