Sun, Nov 15, 2015

New Lexus LX 570 arrives in Bahrain

The new 2016 Lexus LX 570, a premium three-row luxury utility vehicle, was unveiled in Bahrain yesterday, at an exclusive event hosted by Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Lexus in Bahrain.

The new vehicle combines the brute strength of a massive V8 with the grace of an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Lexus LX represents a new paradigm of automotive perfection and reflects the evolution of this iconic vehicle to offer next generation luxury, technology and elegance, says chief engineer Sadayoshi Koyari.

"Through its sophisticated exterior design, progressive luxury interior and advanced technologies, customers now have the opportunity to drive the ultimate premium SUV in its class in the region,” he adds.

Lexus left barely any surface of the LX 570 untouched in a sweeping upgrade for 2016. The restyled front end wears an even bolder rendition of the Lexus signature spindle grille, framed by elegant satin chrome trim and complemented by distinctive new standard LED headlights, turn signals and fog lights.

An eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the former six-speed for enhanced performance and efficiency. Additionally, a new driving mode called Customise Mode helps the LX achieve extremely stable and adaptive performance both on and off the road. To further increase safety and peace of mind, the LX is available with the Lexus Safety System+, the company says.

Takayuki Yoshitsugu, chief representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, says: “The new Lexus LX is forged for those seeking that special combination of unparalleled off-road performance and luxurious daily driving. With a powerful V8 engine, sophisticated 4WD chassis and seating for eight, the LX 570 remains one of the few luxury utility vehicles that combines sumptuous luxury with brute performance, providing a silken-smooth ride along with the capability to venture where few others can – all while surrounded in unsurpassed interior comfort and refinement.

“The result, unsurprisingly, is a driving experience taken to new heights. We appreciate the support of our customers who have made the LX an integral part of their lives over the years and we look forward to delighting them once again with this latest model.”

Ismail Akbar, executive general manager of sales at Ebrahim K Kanoo, says: "Since its launch in 1990, Lexus continues to offer the latest innovations in performance, comfort and safety as part of its on-going quest to exceed customer expectations. The Lexus brand has become synonymous with ideal luxury. Its vehicles are widely perceived as an embodiment of automotive style that has set new performance standards for luxury vehicles. Lexus LX570 2016 sets the benchmark for the ultimate luxury in SUV, a contemporary design that combines sumptuous luxury with true off-road capability.’


The exterior of the 2016 Lexus LX combines the power of an SUV with the inherent luxury of a Lexus flagship. The front profile provides a sense of stability with its daringly muscular lower portion, while the side profile emphasises a refined yet bold and dynamic under body and the rear cuts a sturdy yet graceful outline, it says.

The spindle grille projects a sense of strength and elegance, and symbolises the ever-evolving nature of Lexus. Sequential LED turn signal lamps are utilized in a Lexus vehicle for the first time. Also available from Lexus for the first time are 21-inch aluminium wheels. The 2016 Lexus LX will be available in 7 exterior colours, including two new colours; Sonic Titanium and Deep Blue Metallic.


A new interior atmosphere has been created by separating the display zone from the operation zone and incorporating remote operation devices such as the Remote Touch Interface. The new, larger 12.3-inch navigation screen helps aid the driver, while a larger, 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display screen has been installed on the new, high-visibility Optitron metre. The LX 570 puts more information directly into the driver’s line of sight with the newly available Head-up Display (HUD).

The 2016 LX 570 is designed to please passengers. The Rear Seat Entertainment System uses dual 11.6-inch screens. The luxury touches continue with the Lexus-exclusive Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound Audio System.

In addition to the 4-zone independent automatic temperature control, Lexus Climate Concierge meticulously controls the seat and steering wheel heaters. In terms of the front seats, a 10-way power seat for the driver along with an 8-way power seat for the passenger is available.


The Lexus LX 570’s formidable 5.7-litre V8 engine produces 362 horsepower mated with a super intelligent, electronically controlled eight-speed automatic transmission, and demonstrates easy acceleration on-road and ample power at low and medium speeds off-road.


Ten standard airbags are among the occupant protection measures in the LX 570, which features a wide array of advanced safety technologies integrated into the Lexus Safety System+. These include: Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Adaptive Hi-beam System, and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

The LX is also equipped with Multi-terrain Monitors, a system of four cameras that monitor conditions around the vehicle. In addition, as a Lexus first, the LX features an under-floor view that allows the driver to check both conditions under the vehicle and tyre positions while driving off-road.

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