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Facelifted 2016 Lexus LX 570 leaked ahead of debut

2016 Lexus LX leaked image

The facelifted 2016 Lexus LX 570 has leaked onto the web ahead of its official debut, slated for August.

Based on the mighty Toyota Land Cruiser, the third-generation LX was released back in 2012 and appears to have gone under the knife for a minor facelift for 2016.

The cosmetic procedure brings a new prominent spindle grille nose, restyled headlights with Lexus’ “Nike” slash LED daytime running lights and a new set of boomerang style fog lights.

While the leaked image doesn’t show the car’s posterior, it is safe to assume a new bumper and different graphics for the taillights are in store.

Inside, we can expect a new infotainment system with Lexus Touch, as well as new trims.

It isn’t clear whether Lexus intends to make any changes to the LX 570’s 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine at this stage, but history dictates a hike in power in conjunction with an increase in efficiency is likely. The unit currently churns out 286kW (383 bhp) and 546Nm of torque channeled to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Torsen limited slip differential.

New technologies such as autonomous emergency braking that automatically brake the car if it detects an imminent collision can also be expected.

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