A couple of days ago, Lexus applied for the new nameplate. However, the LX 600 is a total mystery to everyone. We can’t find a reliable source to give us any info about the upcoming model. Even if the US Patent and Trademark Office does not give a green light, the premium carmaker will launch the Lexus LX 600 with a different name.
There are a few other clues about Lexus’ activity in different markets. The Lexus LX 600 nameplate trademark is also submitted in Peru, Canada, and the Philippines. Also, in Moldova, we found an application for the LX 500d vehicle, which will obviously use a diesel engine.
Lexus LX 600 and Toyota Land Cruiser Head into a New Generation
The LX lineup is one of the oldest in the lineup. The company launched it in 2007 as the 2008 year model. Is it finally time for the next-gen model? The LX shares a lot of things in common with Toyota Land Cruiser. The Japanese carmaker is a parent company for both vehicles, and the first thing about them is the aging look.
Lexus LX 600h Hybrid
So, the Lexus LX 600 could show us something is finally going on. But, how it will affect Land Cruiser? There are also speculations about the new generation arriving as 300 Series. The LC will use the new engines since the company is waving goodbye to the V8. Sources from Australia are reporting the engineers are creating a V6 hybrid drivetrain. The new system will definitely improve gas emission results. But, can it replace a powerful and reliable 5.7-liter V8 engine?
Twin-Turbo V6 is Also an Option
Another rumor we can find about the drivetrains is a twin-turbo V6. This configuration could be good enough to replace 380 hp and 400 lb-ft of the huge V8 setup. The Lexus LX 600 will also be lighter thanks to the switch, which also promises a better fuel economy.
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