Lexus LX 570 launched
Gets a massive 5.7-litre V8 and a massive pricetag to go with it
The Japanese car manufacturer has launched the LX 570 at Rs 2.32 crore. The on-road price of the 450d exceeded the Rs 3 crore mark, so expect 570 to go a similar way.
Till now, the SUV was available only with a 262bhp diesel V8, but now it gets a more powerful 5.7-litre petrol V8. The petrol motor under the hood produces 362bhp – 100 more than the oil burner – and 530Nm of pulling power which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel V8 covers the 0-100kph mark in a claimed 8.6 seconds, so the beefy petrol V8 should cover the same in less than 8 seconds. If you’re thinking about taking this 3,350 kg beast on an off-road expedition then don’t worry. The 570 is equipped with some off-roading features such as multi-terrain select, multi-terrain monitor, turn assist, active traction control, hill start assist and a five-speed crawl control – this feature adjusts torque and brakes on each wheel independently.
“The LX 570 brings a combination of power, performance and perfection that will make a head-turning impression on Indian roads. It’s built to tackle all the unpredictability of uneven terrains and to deliver the hallmarks of Lexus luxury,” said PB Venugopal, President, Lexus India.
Other than the new engine, all the other features remain the same as in the diesel variant. It’s equipped with a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, multi-information display, cruise control, 19 speakers surround sound system and five driving modes – Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport S and SportS+.