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Lexus LX450d 2018 pricing and spec confirmed

Lexus’ new LX450d diesel SUV is priced at $134,500, $8660 cheaper than the existing petrol-powered LX570.

Lexus has lobbed a diesel-powered version of its hulking all-wheel-drive LX for $134,500 before on-roads with Toyota LandCruiser’s 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 shoehorned under the bonnet of the luxury off-roader.

Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the new Lexus LX450d matches its sister car’s fuel economy rating of 9.5 litres per 100km, as well as power and torque figures of 200kW at 3600rpm and 650Nm from 1600-2800rpm.

Lexus claims the switch to a diesel powertrain boosts driving range up to almost 1000km. Lexus claims the switch to a diesel powertrain boosts driving range up to almost 1000km.

Lexus claims the switch to a diesel powertrain boosts driving range up to almost 1000km, while offering “nearly 400 litres of cargo volume from floor to the top of the second-row seats”.

Slotting in as the new entry-level to the LX range under the LX570, the LX450d comes in $8660 cheaper than its 270kW/530Nm 5.7-litre petrol V8-powered sibling.

Inside, a 12.3-inch high-definition multimedia screen, satellite navigation and four-zone climate control are standard. Inside, a 12.3-inch high-definition multimedia screen, satellite navigation and four-zone climate control are standard.

However, Lexus has still fitted the new LX450d with 20-inch alloy wheels shod in 285/50 rubber, tyre-pressure warning system, LED headlights, daytime running lights and sequential turn signals.

Inside, a 12.3-inch high-definition multimedia screen, satellite navigation, four-zone climate control, heated front seats, leather-accented trim, digital radio, wireless phone charger, cool box and premium nine-speaker sound system are standard.

For those who like to get off the beaten track, Lexus has also equipped the LX450d with multi-terrain skid brakes, crawl control and a four-camera multi-terrain monitor with surround view, while five driving modes, adaptive variable suspension, active height control and a variable gear-ratio steering set-up is also included.

Both petrol and diesel-powered LX SUVs have a 3500kg towing capacity. Both petrol and diesel-powered LX SUVs have a 3500kg towing capacity.

The LX450d also sports Lexus’ latest safety aids such as a pre-collision system, 10 airbags, radar-guided cruise control, lane departure warning, head-up display and rear cross-traffic alert.

Both petrol and diesel-powered LX SUVs have a 3500kg towing capacity.

Lexus Australia boss Scott Thompson said the new LX450d is a direct result of listening to consumer feedback.

“We have had consistent demand for the LX with a turbo-diesel and Lexus has responded by developing an extremely well-specified vehicle that we are able to offer at a remarkable price,” he said.

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