Lexus LX570 2008 & Overview | Car & SUV

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Lexus LX570

2008 Overview

This second Lexus LX series has gained and 100 in the model number, going 470 to 570. The LX470 was first into New Zealand ten years ago and new 2008 Lexus LX570 is with a completely new 5.7-litre V8 producing 270kW of power at and 530Nm of torque at 3,200rpm.

on the Toyota Land Cruiser, and the engine from Toyota’s pickup truck, it is a traditional design, but is far stiffer than the it replaces, giving enhanced and towing capacity (over

To improve fuel economy a new aluminium …-cast cylinder with intelligent dual valve timing. (VVT-iE) and Control Induction System is used. Despite the extra in engine size, the LX570 is 8% fuel efficient than the model. This still equate to anything special 19l/100km in the city, and 13l/100km on the

But, it does weigh Expect for expensive fill-ups the tank holds 128 litres!

The Intelligence (AI) shift enables the vehicle to automatically to the driving conditions and the response by the driver from the six-speed automatic transmission.

Several technologies assist the LX570 difficult terrain. Crawl aids the driver when slippery and difficult underfoot (or To allow the driver maximum while manoeuvring, it regulates the engine and braking systems.

with Active Traction (A-TRC for rugged off-road and Hill-start Assist Control which prevents the LX570 rolling backwards during starts, the Lexus is designed to on more than just the

Active Height Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension systems assist with comfort and steering performance by the shock absorber damping while stopping this SUV is taken care of with Antilock Braking System Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist (BA). ABS detects the road surface and applies the correct amount of force to minimise stopping

20-inch wheels is how the Lexus and it will roll to 100kph in in around 7.4s.

On the inside is a plethora of electronics to assist the particularly while manoeuvring. The mirrors are fully electric, electro-chromatic and come with positions for different drivers. A is built into the passenger which displays a picture of the on the left hand side of the to assist kerbside parking.

Interior space has increased the previous version despite the remaining the same. There is more length, 20mm height and 30mm more

Both front seats are the driver’s has ten controls, while the has eight. The second and third also feature power The third row features a power to fold the seats away, of a switch in the load area.

the seats don’t fold and the luggage capacity is average for an SUV litres). The LX570 will eight, but passengers in the third row have short legs.

In to the 10-way power adjusted seat and eight way power front passenger seat, the also incorporates second and row power seat operation. The seats feature an air conditioning for improved comfort, with the row including a heater, a power mechanism and a one-touch tumble for the left passenger side

Quad-zone independent temperature-controlled air is standard for front and rear

A nineteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system bathes the with a six-disc MP3/WMA changer. The rear seats get own retractable DVD entertainment system as

The dashboard houses a large Multi Vision (EMV) screen a high-resolution screen displays DVD satellite navigation, phone operation, park system, the multitude of cameras side and rear), and functions for and air conditioning.

The park assist is a that warns the driver of in the vicinity of the vehicle essential for a large car. There are cameras front grille, side mirror and tailgate. The and side mirror cameras can be on the screen at up to 10kph.

Lexus LX570

To illuminate the round ahead corners Adaptive Front-lighting (AFS), illuminates to the side of the of travel, depending on which way the wheel is turned. Auto leveling is also used in the of towing, or heavily loaded Rear lights are equipped LEDs.

Memory functions for seat, the tilt/telescopic steering and mirror positions are encoded the key.

The rear door is and the top section of it can be opened and closed the wireless key, or the switch. The even detects if an obstacle prevent it closing.

Radar-based control is included, allowing the car to a user-definable distance from the car in The system detects if another car or leaves the lane and speeds up or down accordingly.

This radar forms of a pre-crash system. If the LX570 an accident is unavoidable it immediately the maximum braking force to off vehicle speed, and activates the pre-tensioners. In the worse case the airbags (driver and passenger side and knee airbags, row side airbags and curtain airbags for all three rows) activate.

The Lexus LX570 has an number of acronyms let’s AFS, EMV, ABS, BA, HAC, AHC, AVS, ACIS, AI and VVT-iE. At the recommended price of $173,500 that’s one every $4689.

Click to the next page to read the specs on the Lexus LX570

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