Five years already? Why yes, and that means since it's been half a decade since the third-gen Lexus LX was introduced to the world at the 2007 New York Auto show, it's time for a refresh. Friends, meet the 2013 LX570. While it's still based on the 200 series Toyota Land Cruiser, there are enough changes inside and out for Lexus to call it new. Best of all, it remains a large, 8-passenger, go anywhere you please SUV.
Changes, let's talk about the changes. Externally, the big change is the new grille. Like the GS, and we'll just assume all near-term future Lexi, the LX570 gets the pinched "spindle" grille. Calling the new schnoz attractive is a stretch, but it sure is distinctive. Up front you'll also find new LED daytime running lights, a new bumper and larger fog lamps. From behind, you'll also notice a new bumper, license plate surround and a more thoroughly integrated trailer hitch cover. Also, the rearview mirrors get turn signal indicators.
Inside, there are a few new items woth noting. The big news is the "Easy Access" system. Long story short, when you turn the big LX off, the steering wheel moves out of your way and the seat slides back. Not ground breaking, but nice. The front seats also have improved ventilation. You'll find a few more pieces of chrome accenting the cabin, as well as some mahogany wood. Mechanically speaking, the LX570 keeps on keeping on.
In conclusion, not a whole has changed in Lexus LX570-ville. But then again, not a whole lot needed to be changed.