The Lexus’s full-size SUV has just been redesigned, after so many years. The amount of novelties is huge and the LX is once again fresh and competitive. However, that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing novelties for the second production year. According to the latest reports, this model year will bring the off-road version, which will bring a lot of new hardware. Also, keep in mind that the initial version came with just a twin-turbo V6 engine on the offer. The 2023 Lexus LX 600 might come with the hybrid version on offer as well.
In any case, the overall layout will remain the same. This SUV has so many great things to offer. We like its elegant interior, as well as a very long list of standard equipment, particularly in terms of safety features. The new V6 offers great acceleration and significantly better fuel economy than the old V8. On the other hand, the LX remains smaller than most competitors, especially in terms of the cargo room and third-row passenger space.
We expect to see the 2023 Lexus LX 600 sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Lexus LX 600 Design
Considering that the recent redesign happened after almost 15 years, it’s pretty much a certain thing that the second production year of the new generation will continue in the same way. The new model is more than 400 pounds lighter than its predecessor and offers way better ride quality, thanks to the pretty advanced suspension setup. The new styling is here as well, which makes this SUV look both elegant and rugged at the same time.
On the other hand, the 2023 Lexus LX 600 will bring a new, off-road version of the SUV. We are still waiting for the details but we are pretty sure that this model will bring a lot of upgrades. Some sources suggest three locking differential, upgraded suspension and many other off-road upgrades. A couple of exclusive visual details are probable too.
On the other hand, the 2023 Lexus LX 600 interior will carry on in the same way. This SUV features excellent build quality, with a lot of attention to detail. The materials are very nice, while we also like the dashboard design, which combines elegant lines with lots of tech and convenience features. Speaking of the tech features, the 2023 LX 600 will continue with a dual-screen setup on the center stack, with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and another 7-inch touchscreen for climate controls.
Due to the relatively short wheelbase, the LX will continue to offer a tight third row. On the other hand, the first two rows are spacious and comfortable. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent.
When it comes to the cargo area, the two-row model offers 41 cubic feet behind the second row and 71 cubic feet of the total volume. The three-row model, on the other hand, offers 11 cubic feet behind the third row, 44 cubic feet behind the second and 66 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Just like the current model, the 2023 Lexus LX 600 will come fully loaded with features already in the base variant. So, count on goodies like an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch and 7-inch touch screens, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 10-speaker premium stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, wireless device charging, navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and a moonroof.
The list of options isn’t long but there are some pretty interesting things. For example, you can get goodies like ambient lighting, a center-console refrigerator, a 25-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound stereo, rear wireless device charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 11.4-inch displays.
2023 Lexus LX 600 Engines
Under the hood, the 2023 Lexus LX 600 will continue with the new 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6, which features a max output of 409 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and super-precise. The acceleration is great, while the whole system is smooth and extremely refined. The average fuel economy goes around 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
The second production might bring a hybrid version. In that case, we would see the same powertrain as in the new Tundra, which features a max output of 437 horsepower and 589 pound-feet of torque. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
2023 Lexus LX 600 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Lexus LX 600 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 87.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Range Rover, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Mercedes-Benz G-Class etc.