Lexus LX – Features
By combining luxury and off-road brilliance, the LX’s brings out the most rugged luxury that it has been famous for. Available standard across variants is the 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, cooled central console, seat back-mounted 11.6-inch screens, and eight power ventilated seats. The LX features a 4-zone Climate Control System with the Lexus Climate Concierge functionality and Nanoe technology.
This advanced comfort system not only independently control temperature in four specific zones, but also control the front seat heaters in order to achieve optimal comfort quickly. Features that cater both for entertainment & communication is the 12.3-inch infotainment screen with navigation and driver’s option. All controlled by the plush looking intuitive mouse-like Lexus Remote Touch. The multi-media screen houses a backup camera with a panoramic and multi-terrain monitor.
For drivers, the six-dial instrumentation with 4.2-inch colour Multi Information Display (MID) offers easy access to relevant driving information. The driver gauges are a mix of digital and analogue. An analogue dashboard embedded clock also counts as a unique feature which bring the premium feels inside the cabin. Other unique features include rear and rear-side privacy glass, rear armrest with climate controls, wireless mobile device charger, Lexus illuminated door sill badging and door projector lamps with the LX logo.
The LX is built on a high strength and high rigidity steel ladder-frame chassis. The frame structure has been designed to maximise strength and transfer collision energy more linearly. In addition, high-strength sheet steel is used in the reinforcements under the floor. Given the frequency of towing that occurs with the LX, an additional stability system, known as Trailer Sway Control (TSC), has been fitted.
TSC helps suppress the trailer sway phenomenon that can occur during high wind, bumpy roads and emergency steering, reducing the chances of any loss of control when towing.nIn addition to conventional cruise control, the LX features a vehicle-to-vehicle distance technology known as Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC). RACC can reduce speed accordingly (all the way to a standstill if necessary) to match the preceding vehicle. Your nominated speed is then resumed once a safe following distance can be maintained.
Lexus' Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) is fitted as standard and aims to reduce injury and damage when a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected via the forward radar. The system includes advanced warnings, braking support and even autonomous braking if an unavoidable impact is predicted. Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) is also equipped to sense urgent braking and firm the front shock absorbers to reduce any diving motion of the vehicle.
With front, rear and side cameras as standard, the LX provides greater visibility around the vehicle, making it easier for you to check blind spots, park and confirm your surroundings. It is also aided by eight parking sonars. The LX also integrates a Panoramic mode, whereby the four cameras are integrated into one projection, greatly aiding your awareness of surroundings. For night driving, an Electro-Chromatic Self-dimming interior and exterior mirror detects excessive light glare from following vehicles. The surface of the mirrors will automatically dim to reduce distraction.
The LX has 10 airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, forward AEB (with pedestrian detection), auto high-beam, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and trailer-sway control. The LX does not have an ANCAP safety rating. Its Land Cruiser twin was last tested in 2011, so that’s not exactly relevant, given the huge rule changes and improvements in safety equipment since then. Further safety features include Crawl Control with Turn Assist, Hill-start Assist Control, Variable Gear Ratio Steering, and Multi-terrain Anti-lock brakes for better stopping power on a variety of surfaces.