2022 Lexus LX600 imagined: Luxury Landcruiser 300 Series takes shape

Renderings of the 2022 Lexus LX have been created based on spy photos, but will it get a hybrid-petrol V6, twin-turbo V8, or a diesel?

2022 Lexus LX600 imagined: Luxury Landcruiser 300 Series takes shape
2022 Lexus LX600 imagined: Luxury Landcruiser 300 Series takes shape

With a new 2022 Lexus LX600 on the horizon, a fresh set of renderings from Russian auto have been created, based on recent spy photos of the four-wheel-drive.

The Lexus version of the recently-unveiled Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series will wear LX600 badging, with the luxury model likely to be fitted with the 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 engine found in overseas versions of the all-new LandCruiser.

A hybrid version has also been rumoured, potentially wearing the LX750h name, bolting an electric system to the twin-turbo petrol V6 to produce around 350kW and 870Nm.

Some markets may end up getting a diesel version too, with the brand filing a trademark application for LX500d in Moldova back in October 2019. It's expected this will be a version of the 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 found in the Toyota.

However, some have suggested the Lexus could help differentiate itself from the premium LandCruiser Sahara ZX model by offering a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 engine, which is widely rumoured to be coming in future performance Lexus LS F sedan and LC F coupe models.

Outputs for the new twin-turbo V8 could be up to 500kW and 650Nm, according to some Japanese publications.

While the Lexus will share the LandCruiser's overall shape – and off-road capability – images snapped by an amateur sleuth in early August suggest the front end will adopt the company's bold design language, with the rear end enjoying a similar look to the new Lexus NX mid-size SUV.

Though yet to be confirmed by the brand, the 2022 Lexus LX600 is thought to be one of four new models being launched by the Japanese car maker in the coming months – with a global unveiling slated to occur by the end of 2021.

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