1/31/2012—The third-generation Lexus LX 570 will see a notable update this year with the introduction of the 2013 model.

Its restyled front-end features the new spindle grille, one of the key elements of the updated L-finesse design language, as well as LED daytime running lights that complement the headlamp design:

Other exterior changes include wider bodyside moldings; new taillamps; updates to the front and rear bumpers; and a stainless steel accent on the rear bumper protector:

The 2013 LX 570 will also be sporting a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels:

The interior also received a refresh, and the vehicle now includes the new Lexus Enform apps[1][2][3]:

The instrument panel has been redesigned, and it includes a new multi-information color display:

A noteworthy feature, says Paul Williamsen, National Manager of the Lexus College, is the Multi-terrain System, which allows the driver to “optimize performance” by selecting from five terrain types.

Williamsen also points out that there’s a new Turn Assist feature: “This is for when you’re turning at low speed, such as in a campground. The system adds more brake force to the inside rear wheel, so it tightens the turning radius of the vehicle.”

The 2013 LX 570 arrives in dealerships in early February.


Legal Disclaimers

[1] Contact with the Lexus Enform® response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. One-year trial subscription included only with new vehicle purchase of Lexus Enform-equipped vehicles. Additional subscription terms available; charges vary by subscription term selected.

[2] Lexus Enform® premium services Destination Assist and eDestination will function in the contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. These services may also function in Hawaii and limited areas of Alaska for vehicles that contain map data for those states. They will not function outside the United States.

[3] Always be sure to obey traffic regulations, maintain awareness of your surroundings and all road and traffic conditions. Select apps use a large amount of data and you are responsible for all data charges. Apps and services vary by phone and carrier.


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