A spokesperson from Lexus has confirmed that an updated version of the company's range-topping LX 570 sport utility vehicle will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month. The current LX – and its corporate cousin, the Toyota Land Cruiser – have been with us since the 2008 model year, so it's about time for a nip/tuck.

Don't expect a major overhaul, however. Bill Kwong, Lexus Communications Specialist, tells Autoblog that the changes to the LX will mostly be cosmetic, consisting of slightly updated sheetmetal as well as changes to both the front and rear fascias. We expect the interior to carry over largely unchanged (perhaps some infotainment upgrades), and the 5.7-liter V8 underhood will likely carry over, as well, though some slight massaging for the sake of fuel economy could be in order.

Still, Lexus knows that the $80,000 LX is not a high volume model here in the United States. Kwong reminds Autoblog that changes to the LX as a whole are largely dictated by the European and Australian markets, where the vehicle has more substantial sales figures. In 2010, Lexus moved just 3,983 LX 570s here in the States. During the same year, Cadillac sold 26,874 Escalade SUVs and Mercedes-Benz hustled 19,943 GL-Class models out the door.

We'll have the full details on the updated LX direct from Cobo Hall in just a few weeks.


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      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know its capable but soooooo bland. This is the thing you will see in the Left lane with 50 cars behind it waiting for it to move over while its blinker is on for miles.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Expect it to look like a scion, as with every other new lexus coming out.
      trzjax
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mainstream Lexus has NO style. Even ES, GS, even LS all look like a stretched Camry. Car guys will tell the difference, but average Joe won't. Their SUVs are inconspicuous except for pushing awkwardness factor to 11.
        Bobby
        • 3 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        funny that you say that. My entire family, not into cars, cannot tell the difference between any bmw or audi and think audis look like passats. I understand that lexus cars look similar and maybe similar to toyotas but their not the only ones doing it, and people always bag on them just because theyre part of toyota and no likes that theve been number 1 in sales in the us for 10 and are going to let up that position because of tsunami that haulted manufacturing. I'm not saying this "looking really similar" is a good thing, i just dont see the point of singling out one manufacturer.
          kontroll
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Bobby
          bobby, you had enough to drink, why don't you go home now....?
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see it. The current LX570 is a beast of a SUV.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        idiot
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
          [blocked]
        kontroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        you're not a car enthusiast, you are pure and simple a toyota troll. No car enthusiast would even consider praising this POS regardless of hp there is NOTHING to praise or be excited about his it's a POS
      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      This screams, I'm a Novocaine brain with poor taste.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Renaurd
        [blocked]
      David J. Bernstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bland, boring or ugly? All of the above. It's a capable car but Lexus SUVs have never looked good at all in terms of design.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      this car is the epitome of American excess and stupidity...this behemot hunk of metal is not even considered in any other civilized country. Toyota is a POS company and the americans are their brainwashed victims
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        The more basic version of the Land Cruiser is used around the world, but usually as a diesel and with more basic interior. But you are right about the LX; it is the epitome of spoiled excess and waste. It obviously shows that gas is cheap in the USA. The giant ghetto alloy wheels: what an idiotic thing to install on a SUV where the reduced unsprung weight will have no effect at all.
      bubciak
      • 3 Years Ago
      that is ugly POS TOYODDDA :)
      InCyphe
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car has surprisingly high amount of hard plastic inside including lower door panels. I was taken aback. The interior plushness is not much better than the last generation ES, which was the peak of quality for ES. Definitely not a 80k interior if you actually sit inside one.
      tipdrip215
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rich housewives are already giddy at the thought of a new SUV to go get their nails done in and haul their 4 spoiled kids to school in, and occasionally go off-roading in when they hop the curb when trying to park in the Costco parking lot.
      cinoiem
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's the most underrated Off-road SUV in the US. Other parts of the world know the capabilities of this beast.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cinoiem
        I have to report you as a forum abuser and liar. This POS is not being "appreciated' anywhere by antbody else in the world except the USA
          redgpgtp97
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
          When carfan responds, .it's like hearing the adults talk on Charlie Brown...Wowok wok wok wok......lol.
      • 3 Years Ago
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