Lexus Debutes Refreshed 2016 LX 570 at Concours d’ Elegance

It may not be all-new, but the 2016 Lexus 570 has had everything retouched, except for the door panels.

Under the Hood

The 570’s power and hauling capability come from the 5.7-liter V8 engine, which produces 383 horsepower and delivers 90-percent of its 403 lb.-ft. peak torque at just 3,600 rpm giving it 7,000-pound towing capability.

For 2016, Lexus has upgraded the transmission to an eight-speed automatic that allows drivers to select which mode they want to drive in including ECO, COMFORT, SPORT S and SPORT S+.


On the front end potential buyers will find the Lexus signature spindle grille, surrounded by satin chrome trim and beside new standard LED headlights, turn signals and fog lights. The LX 570 design makeover gives it new 20-inch split 10-spoke wheels, and new available 21-inch 10-spoke wheels. The taillights and rear bumper also get a new look.


The refreshed LX 570 features classic touches including new wood trim, a three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel and new analog clock, which sits in a housing is carved from a single ingot of aluminum and features LED indicators.

To keep cool, the he center console cool box, formerly part of the Luxury Package, is now a standalone option and the new Climate Concierge feature automatically monitors the temperature of the four separate climate zones and adjusts not only the fans, but also the temperature of the seats and steering wheel individually.

Drivers and passengers will see new LED ambient lighting in the cabin and cargo area, and the overhead console lighting now operates via touch sensor.


Heated/ventilated middle row seats are now available as part of the Luxury Package joining front ventilated seats that are already part of the package.


The 2016 model features a 12.3-inch navigation screen, the same as the LS 460 we drove earlier this year. The available dual screen Rear Seat Entertainment System now uses dual 11.6-inch screens in place of the former 7.0-inch screens. Also new, the second-row provides USB ports and the armrest features controls for the air conditioning and audio.

The LX also adds standard several safety features:

  • 10 standard airbags
  • Panoramic view camera
  • SmartAccess System with card key
  • Lexus Safety System +
    • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
    • Lane Departure Alert
    • Intelligent High Beam
    • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
    • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
    • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Heads-up Display
    • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
    • Intuitive Park Assist.

Lexus Enform has expanded its connectivity and features while also working with Lexus Enform Safety Connect (complimentary one-year trial subscription) – standard on all 2016 Lexus vehicles – provides emergency calling capability to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365.

If you’ve got a Qi-compatible phone, the 2016 LX 570 can charge is wirelessly with the available charging tray.


  • 48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with roadside assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles.
  • 72 months/70,000 miles powertrain and restraint system coverage.
  • 72 months corrosion perforation protection coverage, regardless of mileage.
all images courtesy of Lexus


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