LEXUS LAUNCHES LUXURY LX TURBO-DIESEL
Lexus has added twin-turbo V8 diesel power to its luxury off-road LX, providing impressive adventure and towing credentials.
The new Lexus LX 450d has 650Nm of torque from just 1600rpm and 9.5 litres/100km combined-cycle fuel economy* - coupled with the full Lexus suite of safety and all-terrain technology.
The five-seat LX 450d has a potential range of almost 1000km on a tank of fuel and offers nearly 400 litres of cargo volume from floor to the top of the second-row seats.
Recommended retail price is $134,500**, with specifications that include the latest-generation Lexus pre-collision system (PCS) with pedestrian detection, 10 airbags, six-speed sequential-shift transmission and full-time all-wheel drive.
Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said the LX 450d would expand the brand's sales with turbo-diesel being the powertrain of choice in the luxury 4WD market.
"We have had consistent demand for the LX with a turbo-diesel and Lexus has responded by developing an extremely well-specified vehicle that we are able to offer at a remarkable price," Mr Thompson said.
"The turbo-diesel engine is smooth, quiet and powerful and will suit a wide variety of applications."
The Lexus LX 450d is powered by a 4.5-litre twin-turbo direct-injection V8 engine, delivering 200kW of power at 3600rpm and 650Nm of torque from 1600-2800rpm, with Euro 5 emissions and a diesel particulate filter.
Special attention was paid to achieving user friendliness, with a pressure discharge valve to enhance performance and driveability, and the added responsiveness of low-inertia turbochargers with electric motors.