Lexus Australia has adjusted the pricing of current-generation LX upper-large SUV.
The entry-level LX450d is up $2465, to $137,636 plus on-road costs, while the mid-range LX570 has jumped $2805, to $146,636.
Conversely, the flagship LX570 S now costs $364 less, at $168,767, thanks to the increased luxury car tax (LCT) threshold introduced on July 1, the start of the 2020-2021 financial year. Either way, standard specification is unchanged.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Lexus Australia spokesperson said the LCT threshold increase also helped to somewhat limit the LX450d and LX570’s price rises, which were prompted by exchange-rate pressures.
“Lexus has regrettably been forced to introduce price increases from July 1 on certain models imported from Japan,” they said. “These are modest increases when measured against movements in the AUD/JPY exchange rate.”
In good news for buyers, though, LX450d and LX570 orders received by June 30 won’t be subject to the rises, with those customer vehicles ‘price protected’, even if they’re delivered after June 30.
For reference, the LX range is powered by V8s, with the LX450d using a 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, while the LX570 and LX570 S feature a 270kW/530Nm 5.7-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit.
The LX450d is mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, while the LX570 and LX570 S have an eight-speed unit.
Either way, the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series twin is matched to a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a dual-range transfer case.
2021 Lexus LX pricing before on-road costs
|LX570 S||automatic||$168,767 (-$364)|