2013 Lexus LX570 Revealed: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus has released photos and a press release on their refreshed 2013 LX570 SUV. The facelifted LX570 is surprisingly aggressive and sporty, and it’s clear that Lexus is trying to make a consistent statement with their front fascia designs across all their models – starting with the 2013 GS.

The new front and rear bumpers go with the new Lexus spindle grille, 20-inch wheels and upgraded interior. Lighting has also been changed with new LED daytime running lights to go with the new headlight design and larger foglight bezels. In the rear, the taillights have also been tweaked while the license plate surround gets a new look and a tow hitch cover is more integrated.

Powering the LX 570 is a 5.7L V8 engine with 383-hp and 403 lb-ft of torque. An electronically-controlled six-speed automatic transmission is mated to the powerplant while the transfer case provides full-time, four-wheel drive.

Inside, one can expect all the luxury amenities typically found in all of Lexus’s models in a spacious, eight-passenger cabin.

GALLERY: 2013 Lexus LX 570

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • S. Paul Dev S. Paul Dev on Jan 11, 2012

    I have been waiting anxiously for the new LX570 (bought an RX450h last year, while waiting for an update on the big brother). Just saw the first pic of the "2013" : A front view. Very repulsive. Lexus just lost at least one customer. As a visitor to Japan and a huge fan of Japanese quality, and respectful of their culture, I am really sorry for the recent state of affairs at Lexus / Toyota, at least in their styling and ergonomics departments.

  • ???? ???? on Jan 16, 2012

    You're just a stupid idiot. This is a masterpiece, a work of art. If you can not afford to buy it then buy a Hyundai and their opinion shoved up your ass.