2012 Detroit: Lexus updates the Spartan LX 570 with a facelift for 2013

  • Key Competitors: Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GL, Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56
  • Power: 5.7L V8 383 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic.
  • Pricing: TBA

Lexus introduced a new update for their most Spartan SUV ever: the all-new 2013 glorified-up Land Cruiser Lexus LX 570.

Other than some aesthetic changes such as a revised grille, front fascia, headlamps, taillamps and both front and rear bumpers, the 2013 LX 570’s 5.7L Tundra 3UR-FE V8 carries over unchanged for the 2013 update. So that means the LX 570 is still good for 383hp and 403 lb-ft of torque through six gear ratios.

Considering the LX 570’s Toyota Land Cruiser roots, that means this puppy is as much of a luxo-off-roader as the Range Rover. As a result, for the 2013 year, the LX 570’s “Crawl Control” has been updated to help its owners navigate parking lots and hop curbs with even more ease than ever so as to avoid spilling the extra-large latte sitting in the cup holder—and to keep the baby(ies) from being awoken.

Lexus has yet to announce when the updated LX 570 will be available and whether there’s a change in price or not. But I’m sure we could expect that information to pop up within the next couple months.

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– By: Chris Chin