2016 Lexus LX 570 Malaysia  003

Yesterday, Lexus Malaysia announced the arrival of the Lexus LX 570 flagship SUV, and now, we’ve got a full photo gallery of the vehicle, which is on display at the Lexus Mutiara Damansara centre. The third-gen J200 makes its Malaysian debut in its third facelift form – a massive one-piece spindle grille provides new LX with an aggressive face. The revision work also brings about new LED head- and tailights, as well as revised bumpers.

The local car – which is actually Australian-spec, as revealed by one of the photos – rides on 21-inch 10-spoke alloys and 275/50 dual-purpose rubbers, and there are six exterior colours available, with two interior colour themes to pick from.

As mentioned in our story yesterday, lots of plush in the cabin, with plenty of real wood and metal-like accents to be found. Tech bits include a triple-linkage multimedia system that integrates the information on the 12.3-inch centre display (with a Remote-Touch Interface in tow), head-up display and 4.2-inch TFT colour display sitting between the speedometer and tachometer.

There’s also a wireless smartphone charging pad in the front console, which is compatible with Qi-supported devices or supported accessories. As for entertainment, the LX 570 is equipped with a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround System with 16 channels of amplification, and second row passengers get a Rear Seat Entertainment system, which features dual 11.6-inch screens.

The SUV is powered by a 3UR-FE 5.7 litre V8 mill, which puts out 362 hp at 5,600 rpm and 530 Nm at 3,200 rpm. It’s paired with an AE80F eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the AB60F six-speed unit found previously. The full-time all-wheel-drive driveline includes two-speed transfer and variable fore-aft torque split via a Torsen limited-slip differential.

An Integrated Drive Mode manages powertrain, chassis elements and air conditioning parameters – six modes (Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport S, Sport S+ and Customise) are available, selectable via a rotary control and operable while the vehicle is moving. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 7.7 seconds and a 210 km/h top speed.

The LX is equipped with adaptive variable suspension (AVS), auto height control as well as crawl control, which provides improved throttle modulation when manoeuvring over rough, uneven or difficult surfaces at low speeds. A Multi-Terrain Monitor offers an image display of areas around the vehicle when traveling at low speeds (up to 20 km/h), as well as an underfloor view.

As for safety kit, aside from the usual bag (VSC, traction control, Isofix), the LX 570 comes equipped with ten airbags, all-speed active cruise control, blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert (plus reverse camera), lane departure warning and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Priced at RM923,960 on-the-road without insurance, the LX 570 comes with a three-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first), as well as a five-year or 100,000 km Free Schedule Maintenance Service package.