The new 2019 Lexus LX 570 will drop a three-row version from the offer. So, the luxury SUV is going to come only two-row layout and more cargo space. On the other hand, the Lexus RX will get that third bench. The company is trying to shake things up in the market. That is exactly what they need to wake up fans. Since the new generation will appear after 2020, the model for 2019 will have to offer some significant changes. Cut off the three-row version is only one of them.
One row less in the cabin will mean more room for passengers and cargo. But, the 2019 Lexus LX 570 will add features to boost its overall appearance. Huge SUV has a bold appearance. However, its dimensions allow the LX 570 to move around pretty quick. On the other hand, ground clearance is good enough for the off-road ride. All in all, the Lexus LX 570 is a versatile crossover.
2019 Lexus LX 570 drivetrain specs
Huge crossover needs a big engine. And a 5.7-liter V-8 is capable enough to produce power for such vehicle. The unit is good for 383 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque. This is the same engine Lexus LX 570 is using for a while, and we are sure it will be changed when it runs into a new generation. It is durable and reliable. But, the full-size SUV has to catch up with its opponents, Chevy Tahoe at first spot.
One of its downsize is high fuel consumption. The 2019 Lexus LX 570 won’t return more than 16 mpg combined. It is another reason why fans would like to see some other unit under the hood of their favorite vehicle. Also, the powertrain requires premium gasoline. The advantage is definitely a towing rate of 7,000 pounds. There is more space for 2019 LX 570 two-row, so the towing capacity should get a boost.
2019 Lexus LX 570 facelift and changes
Without huge moves, the 2019 Lexus LX 570 will be pretty much the same as its predecessor. Whatsoever, the crossover is introducing few changes to refresh the look. The front fascia is not suffering modifications. Fans will notice roof rails and fog lights. Other minor changes are not so notable.
As we mentioned, the 2019 Lexus LX 570 will appear only in 2-row seating configuration. The company is removing the rear bench, and with it, the three-row model. There are few benefits since dimensions remain the same. More room for passengers and cargo and easier access are top of them.
The 2019 Lexus LX 570 will maintain a superb safety rating of its predecessors. Rollover test achieves a five-star rating. Other marks are also high, but not at the same level. However, the new Lexus LX 570 will add few more features as the standard equipment to improve the comfort. Assists accessories for lane departure and pedestrians are standard. The crossover also offers parking sensors, a rearview camera, DRLs, and electronic stability control.
2019 Lexus LX 570 release date
We already know that 2019 Lexus LX 570 will have a debut in mid-2018. However, this is for a release date two-row SUV. Sales will start by the end of the year. So, it leaves enough time for Lexus to change its mind about the three-row version. Fans of this model still believe it will appear again.
One of the reasons why 2019 Lexus LX 570 is not coming in three rows is the price. The company opted for a cheaper variant, which costs $5,000 less. However, it still validates the luxury attribute of the SUV. Even with two rows the LX 570 is not going to be cheap with a starting price of $80,000.