Lexus' updated LX is expected to land in dealerships next month, and the automaker today announced pricing for its refreshed 2013 LX 570. The restyled luxury SUV will start at $81,805, including destination fees, which hikes the price from last year's model by 1.9 percent or $1475.
For that amount of cash, you get a refreshed exterior, which includes Lexus' new spindle grille, revised headlamps with LED daytime running lights, updated taillights, and side mirror-integrated turn signals. The 5.7-liter V-8 carries over from last year's model, with the same 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque. Lexus did, however, update the Crawl Control feature, which is intended to provide optimum throttle and brake modulation over rough, uneven surfaces. A new Multi-terrain Select feature allows drivers to choose between five terrain settings, while the new Turn Assist function can tighten the vehicle's turning circle by increasing brake force on the inside rear wheel.
Also included is a new multimedia system, available with Lexus' Enform Application Suite. Drivers can connect their mobile phone to Enform to search the web, make restaurant reservations by voice command, check-in on Facebook, or purchase movie tickets online. Internet radio services like Pandora and iHeartRadio are also accessible through Enform.
An optional Luxury package is available for the LX, priced at $1510. The package includes a cool box for beverages, semi-aniline leather-trimmed upholstery, mahogany door trim, heated and ventilated front seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a Smart Access card key. A dual screen rear-seat entertainment system is also available, priced at $2005, and comes with wireless headphones, rear three-prong electrical outlet, and dual-source playback capability.
The 2013 Lexus LX 570 hits dealerships in early February.