OREANDA-NEWS. Lexus announces it will start sales of the refreshed LX 570?positioned as the flagship model in its SUV line-up?at Lexus dealers across Japan from September 14. The LX was first launched in 1996 in North America as the Lexus brand's first SUV. Since then, sales have grown there, while also expanding primarily to the Middle East and Russia. The new LX boasts dramatic advances in both design and driving performance, and will be sold in Japan with three rows of seats.

The LX possesses a number of features that define it as Lexus' flagship SUV. Its recently updated interior and exterior design language balances power and luxury. On the technological front, numerous key passenger comfort features are included as standard, including Lexus Climate Concierge and Easy Access, which automatically adjusts vehicle height during ingress and egress.

The LX comes equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that provides high torque at low rpm. Additionally, a new driving mode called Customize Mode?a Lexus first?helps the LX achieve extremely stable and adaptive performance both on and off the road. Furthermore, to further increase safety and peace of mind, the LX is fitted with the Lexus Safety System + package which, as part of a multi-faceted approach to active safety, combines millimeter-wave radar with a camera to achieve high reliability and performance. This is the first time that Lexus Safety System + has been installed in a vehicle sold in Japan.