Toyota Land Cruiser and the Lexus LX 570

The new Toyota’s “baby” was caught testing in southern Europe. The spied SUV will be a next-generation version of the Land Cruiser (or it might be the Lexus LX?). While the Land Cruiser is offered with a wide variety of gasoline and diesel six- and eight-cylinder engines worldwide, it’s likely it’ll come to the United States, as it does currently, solely with a V-8 under the hood. But the current 4.7-liter V-8 is likely to give way to the new American-made 5.7-liter, DOHC, 32-valve, VVT-i V-8 that’s being installed in the 2007 Tundra pickup truck. In the Tundra, it’s rated at 381 horsepower, and there’s no reason to think that’ll change much in the Land Cruiser. And as in the Tundra, the 5.7 will probably be mated to Toyota’s new six-speed automatic transmission.

The Lexus LX likely will get a name change to LX 570 to reflect the additional liter of displacement in the new engine, and the interior will be redesigned for something more elegant than what’s currently offered. But don’t expect a hybrid version for this largest Lexus.

The new Land Cruiser and LX 570 should be showing up at dealers before the end of this year as 2008 models.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, thanks for this wonderful update. We just can’t wait to see the real thing..this my dream car.

    Thanks for the updates once again!!

    James kampala,Uganda

  2. If I have some money, I would definitely buy everything… Except for that 2008 Lexus LX 570… That vehicle is terrible looking and it’s apparent that Toyota has decided to use the same styling on all its SUVs, just different sizes. nice interior, ugly exterior in typical Toyota fasion. Not to mention the recalls Toyota made in the U.S. in a single year. The Japanese automaker recalled about 210,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2003. So, I’m afraid this car has the same malfunction…

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