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The LX 570's 5.7-liter V8 delivers the punch and towing power demanded in this
segment. The powerplant produces 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of
403 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm. Crucial to LX customers who tow with their vehicles, 90
percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm.
The LX 570 is equipped with an electronically-controlled six-speed automatic
transmission that estimates road conditions and predicts the driver's intention
in order to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle's speed and the
driving conditions. A sequential shift mode allows the driver to select gears
manually. Even at very low speeds, such as trail driving, the transmission
operates smoothly and imperceptibly.
The LX 570's transfer case provides full-time four-wheel drive that is equally
adept at handling the rigors of slippery winter weather or deep mud or snow. The
system uses a TORSEN limited-slip locking center differential to distribute
power 40:60 front-to-rear, directing more power to the wheels with the best grip
should slippage occur. Four-wheel Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) employs both
brake and throttle intervention to help control wheel spin. Vehicle Stability
Control (VSC) helps maintain directional control during cornering and can be
disengaged via the "TRAC off" switch.
The updated Crawl Control feature provides optimum throttle and brake modulation
when maneuvering over rough, uneven or difficult surfaces. The new Turn Assist
feature also helps by tightening the turning circles by adding more brake force
to the inside rear wheel. The new Multi-terrain Select also allow you to
optimize performance by choosing from five types of terrain. Hill-start Assist
Control (HAC) helps provide additional control for off-road driving by helping
to keep the vehicle from rolling back when your foot moves from the brake to the
gas pedal on a steep incline or slippery surface.
The LX 570's highly capable chassis is equipped with an advanced suspension
system. The high-mount, independent double-wishbone front suspension allows for
nine inches of total front wheel travel for outstanding articulation over rough
roads and obstacles. The four-link trailing-arm rear suspension retains the
solid-axle configuration for strength and durability. Body-on-frame construction
provides ruggedness and durability in challenging driving conditions, plus
impressive ride isolation characteristics and a 7,000-pound towing capability.
The Active Height Control system lowers the chassis by about two inches for easy
entry and exit and returns automatically to its normal height when the vehicle
begins to accelerate. An Easy Access mode allows the driver to also lower the
vehicle when it is parked. For improved aerodynamics, the AHC system lowers the
vehicle at highway speeds. When the transfer case is shifted into low range, AHC
raises the vehicle to provide additional ride height in driving situations where
chassis clearance is at a premium.
The Adaptive Variable Suspension system provides three modes to control the
spring rate and shock absorber damping force to provide optimal handling and
comfort for on-road or trail driving. Comfort mode provides a softer response on
extremely bumpy roads, while the Normal and Sport modes help provide
increasingly greater levels of control for driving a heavily loaded vehicle,
driving at higher speeds on paved roads, or driving on unpaved roads.
The standard split five-spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels with Liquid Graphite finish
wear 285/50R20 tires. The multi-terrain ABS system determines road-surface
conditions and automatically optimizes lock-up control, selecting the suitable
ABS profile for on- and off-road driving surfaces. Electronic Brake-force
Distribution (EBD) employs the ABS to properly balance braking forces between
the front and rear wheels, while Brake Assist (BA) provides auxiliary force to
assist the driver during emergency braking.
The LX 570 is equipped with 10 standard airbags, including driver- and
front-passenger knee airbags, front and second-row seat-mounted side airbags in
the outboard seating positions, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags that cover
all three rows. All eight seating positions feature three-point seatbelts. The
second-row seatbelts integrate pre-tensioners for the outboard seats and an
ALR/ELR (Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelt for
the center seat.
The LX 570 was the first vehicle in its class to use Active Front Headrests
which move upward and forward in the event of certain low speed rear-end
collisions when the force of the occupant's body is applied to the seat back.
The LX 570 was also the first in its class to offer available Pre-Collision
System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. In addition, LX 570 was the first
Lexus to offer the optional Wide-view Front and Side Camera feature designed for
use in tight settings, such as parking garages. With cameras located within the
front grille and under the passenger outside mirror, the driver can check
hard-to-view areas by simply pressing a button on the dashboard and viewing the
camera images on the standard navigation system screen. The Wide-view Front and
Side Camera functions up to a vehicle speed of about 7.5 mph and can display the
front and side views simultaneously in split-screen mode.
A full array of standard luxury amenities includes four-zone independent climate
control, front-seat power-seat cushion extenders, a rear back-up camera, Lexus
Navigation System and nine-speaker Lexus Premium Sound system with iPod/USB
connectivity, HD radio with iTunes tagging, and streaming music via Bluetooth.
The Lexus Navigation System includes Lexus Enform with Safety Connect (includes
complimentary one-year trial subscription), Voice Command casual-language voice
recognition and Bluetooth phonebook download. The system now comes with the
next-generation Lexus Enform Application Suite, the system that leverages the
customers' mobile phone technology to provide a new level of connectivity and
information management. Users can conduct local searches through Bing, or
utilize voice-enabled apps to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable,
get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com or tap into internet radio, including
Pandora or iHeartRadio.
Users will also appreciate the ability to check-in on Facebook, and search for
various business reviews including restaurants on Yelp. SiriusXM data services
offer information on stocks, traffic, weather, sports and fuel prices. Enform is
supported on iPhone, Android and Blackberry. SiriusXM services offer
complimentary 90-day trial subscriptions and require separate audio and data
The standard power-sliding second-row seat slides forward and aft 3.5 inches for
passenger comfort and cargo storage versatility. The second-row seatbacks
provide a convenient 40/20/40 split. The second row seat is specially engineered
to make tumbling it forward easy for anyone. A power retractable third-row seat
is standard. The split rear tailgate features a power upper door, while the
bottom section raises and lowers with minimal effort.
The LX 570 offers an optional Luxury Package that includes a cool box for
beverages; semi-aniline leather-trimmed upholstery with contrast stitching,
heated steering wheel and mahogany wood trimmed door door switch plates; heated
and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats (outboard position only);
and Smart Access.
In addition to the Luxury Package, the new LX 570 now features a rear dual
screen rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and three-prong
electrical outlet. This system allows two video sources to be viewed at the same
time - for instance, one can be used as a DVD player while the other as a game
console or audio player.
For audiophiles, a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound audio
system is also available with 450-watts maximum power and 15 channels.
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