As part of its relentless pursuit to create “amazing experiences” and meet the diverse and growing aspirations of discerning customers in Qatar, AAB Lexus has announced the launch of the all-new Lexus LX. The new generation of the Lexus LX combines modern design, superb performance, and new powertrains with world and Lexus-first technologies to deliver an unsurpassed luxury SUV experience, whether cutting through busy city streets or tackling the harshest off-road routes.
AAB launched the all new LX in Lexus showroom in the presences of HE Satoshi Maeda, Ambassador of Japan to Qatar, as the Guest of Honour and media representatives.
Addressing the guests, Dr Nasser Abdulghani Al Abdulghani, AAB Representative, said, “It has been a long journey for us in Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros over the recent years. We, as a company have faced many major challenges, due to the regional and global environment. Whilst we have strived to overcome and maintain our commitment to our customers, it is important for us to extend our utmost gratitude to our Principals, customers, employees and all involved to maintain this commitment.
Moving forward, we have many plans to further enhance our automotive services and products to our customers in order to enrich their experience and to build further our mutual foundation of trust. We would also like to express our commitment and focus on contributing towards community development in line with our corporate values.”
Since its establishment in 1989, Lexus has been committed to the spirit of innovation. The brand has always risen to the occasion with new technologies that provide limitless value to new and existing customers. The Lexus LX hit the streets less than a decade later in 1996, and has since become Lexus’ flagship SUV due to its high build-quality, ride comfort, and driving performance fit for roads the world over, no matter the condition. This has been achieved by refining the LX’s founding concepts – reliability, durability, and off-road driving performance. The LX has sold a cumulative total of more than 500,000 units in over 50 countries and regions.
Lexus’ commitment to maintaining the LX’s authentic SUV performance is reflected in the retention of a body-on-frame construction, with the added benefit of a robust yet lightweight new Global Architecture GA-F platform. This, combined with a highly durable lightweight body, has helped reduce the all-new LX’s weight by around 200 kg to create greater ride comfort, handling stability, and fuel efficiency without compromising on strength or safety.
Whatever the driving conditions, the 2022 LX delivers a constant, rewarding sense of connection, control, and vehicle response with the Lexus Driving Signature. An Electric Power Steering system has been adopted for the first time, together with Electronically Controlled Braking to guarantee optimum on and off-road performance. The suspension systems have also been redesigned, and feature both Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension for agility, stability, and comfort in all driving scenarios.
“The all-new LX promises “ease and quality on any road in the world” and is ready to meet the diverse needs of our global customers. We have succeeded in creating a vehicle that, along with its exceptional off-road performance, can be driven without hesitation on town roads or highways come rain or shine. The LX is redefining what it means to truly travel in comfort and style,” said Takami Yokoo, Chief Engineer of the all-new Lexus LX. “We have achieved this by refining the LX’s traditional off-road performance through rigorous field testing, and through the outstanding efforts of our development team and drive-meister to refine on-road performance with a fully-optimized Lexus Driving Signature that delivers the kind of linear response our drivers want and need. We invite you to experience the all-new LX on real roads, built by the hands and aspirations of real people.”
“We are excited to introduce the all-new Lexus LX, which embodies the brand’s commitment to meeting the diversified needs and lifestyles of our customers in the Middle East,” commented Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation. “The new model is a true flagship SUV that combines reliability, durability, and exceptional all-terrain – especially off-road – driving performance with Lexus refinement and craftsmanship. We have also expanded the lineup with various grades, including a new ‘VIP’ grade with four independent luxurious seats that demonstrates Lexus’ intention to create a more personalized luxury experience. I’d like to thank our loyal customers in the region for continually supporting and inspiring us as we strive to create amazing experiences.”
The all-new LX comes with a choice of two powertrain options, including two newly developed V6 twin-turbo engines. The V6 twin-turbo 3.5-liter petrol engine achieves class-leading performance that surpasses that of a conventional V8, producing 409 hp and up to 650 nm. Meanwhile, the V6 twin-turbo engine 3.3-liter diesel variant is capable of 302 hp and up to 700 nm. Both versions are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 LX’s exterior captures the latest evolution of Lexus’ design principles, here based on a concept of ‘Dignified Sophistication.’ The powerful styling is anchored by a new interpretation of the signature Lexus grille, while a new one-piece, top-hinged back door and upgraded rear light and Lexus emblem make for an instantly recognizable representation of Lexus’ new design direction. With a driver-focused interior and more passenger space, the vehicle’s cabin environment promises greater comfort than ever, anytime and anywhere. The all-new LX’s updated Tazuna cockpit organizes the principal controls and information displays within the driver’s immediate sight-line for easy, intuitive operation. Its slim instrument panel creates a sense of balance, particularly in off-road driving, giving the cabin a wide and open feel.
Intuitive placement of controls and switches and seats with enhanced comfort make for an effortless driving experience unaffected by the external environment. The cabin offers a range of advanced features such as dual-center displays, which include an upper 12.3-inch Multimedia touchscreen display that is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a lower 7-inch display for navigation, audio, and climate controls as well as other driver support function. It features a 10-inch head-up color display, an 8-inch color Multi-information Display (MID) in the cluster gauge, wireless charging for smartphones, and a 4-zone automatic climate control system with rear control switches. Owners also benefit from enhanced security with Lexus’ first fingerprint-authentication push-button start switch.
Additional features include a 25-speaker Mark Levinson sound system with Quantum Logic Immersion QLI, Clari-Fi & PurePlay technology for precise, lossless audio and amazing 3-D surround sound experience. Other add-ons include a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system with 11.6-inch touch-screen displays that are Wi-Fi and HDMI enabled. Ventilation for the first and second-row seats, multi-adjustable power front seats, 60:40 split-folding second-row seats, completely automated foldable second and third-row seats, and a kick-sensor operated power tailgate all make for an on-road experience like no other.
As with any Lexus vehicle, safety is a top priority for the all-new Lexus LX. Drivers can enjoy complete peace of mind thanks to the Lexus Safety System+, an advanced safety and driver assistance system that includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with new features and expanded detection range, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), and Intersection Turning Assistance (ITA).
The system also includes Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with two new features, namely the Turn Signal Control (TSC) that makes highway overtaking safer and smoother than ever by providing an initial increase in acceleration when the driver has engaged the turn signal, and the Curve Speed Reduction (RSR) that suppresses vehicle speed when entering a curve to offer additional acceleration upon exit. Drivers also benefit from Lane Tracing Alert (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Adaptive High-beam System (AHB).
In addition, the car features a comprehensive array of safety features, such as 10 SRS airbags, including side-curtain airbags for the rear seats, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Parking Support Brake (PKSB), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Multi-terrain Monitor (MTM) including Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Tire Pressure Warning System (TPWS), and Drive Start Control (DSC), among many others.
The 2022 Lexus LX also comes in a refined range of color options that allow discerning owners to further customize their vehicles. LX drivers can choose from six distinctive exterior colors to complement its sophisticated, dynamic design, Sonic Quartz, Sonic Titanium, Terrane Khaki, Black, Graphite Black, and a newly available Manganese Lustre. The interior also comes in four elegant colors, including three new colors, White and Dark Sepia, Hazel and Crimson, and Classic Black. The vehicle also comes equipped with new 20-inch or 22-inch alloy wheels, which employ a high-contrast black and machined finish to emphasize Lexus’ largest tires yet.
For customers in pursuit of even greater comfort and luxury, the all-new LX has also been made available for the first time in its new VIP grade. The LX VIP model boasts exclusive interior features, including two large heated rear seats with ventilation and massage functions, up to 48 degrees of reclinability, a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system with an 11.6-inch anti-reflective screen, and built-in ottoman support for the lower legs and calves. Exclusive climate control features include a 4-zone climate control system with rear control switches in addition to ceiling vents that provide an “air shower,” directing fresh air to the face and, in sunny weather, towards window glass heated by the sun.
Second-row passengers are safer than ever with extra rear seat cushion airbags, while additional underfloor storage for smaller items beneath the deck board makes for less clutter and more comfort. The rear console contains a touchscreen for climate control system operation and a notepad table with palm rests. A wireless charger, USB-C and HDMI ports, and a DC power outlet are also provided, together with a storage box.
Chief Engineer Takami Yokoo explained the rationale behind the new VIP upgrade: “The aim is to provide the ultimate on-road relaxation space, even on rougher roads, so that business executives who travel long distances between cities can arrive refreshed, alert, and ready to get to work immediately. I am confident that, from the moment they set foot inside, passengers will be able to feel the Lexus Omotenashi built into every aspect.”
For those seeking peerless responsiveness and exhilarating performance, the all-new LX is also available in an F Sport grade. The F brand is a close descendant of the legendary LFA, which represents the pinnacle of refined performance. The LX F Sport model boasts exclusive interior and exterior features, including a distinctive black ‘F’ mesh-pattern grille trimmed in satin chrome, and 22-inch forged Black Premium Metallic alloy wheels that clearly set the F SPORT apart from the rest of its range. The cabin comes with Aluminum Hadori ornamentation, a unique meter, textured steering wheel, custom-crafted F SPORT seats, and aluminum pedals and scuff plates. Owners can choose from a range of six exterior colors including one exclusive to the LX F Sport model, namely White Nova GF. The interior is available in Flare Red and Black variants.
Beyond the design features, there are true driving performance enhancements to improve responsiveness and ensure the handling stability that only an F SPORT model can provide, these include Specific EPS and AVS tuning, front and rear performance dampers tuning, and the addition of a rear stabilizer. Most notably, driving performance is enhanced by an available rear TorsenTM LSD, which ensures vehicle stability during acceleration, high-speed driving, and cornering.