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The new Lexus LX will blow the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series away: Hybrid power to produce a ridiculous 870Nm - reports

The Lexus LX is set to receive a significant power boost. (pic credit: Land Cruiser Updates)

Remember all those rumours of hybrid power coming to the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series? Well it seems they were only just wide of the mark (for now at least) with fresh reports out of Japan pointing to the new Lexus LX adopting the electrification ahead of Toyota's iconic off-roader.

The Lexus LX is essentially the luxury version of the LC300, but while in the past that usually meant better technology and more luxurious cabin materials, this time around it will mean significantly more grunt.

The LC300's new 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbo-diesel produces a mammoth 227kW and 700Nm, while a new and powerful 3.5-litre V6 petrol males 305kW and 650Nm, with both engines paired with a 10-speed automatic.

But those numbers are set to be dwarfed by the Lexus LX, which will pair the 3.5-litre V6 with electrification to produce some seriously impressive power and torque figures.

How impressive? Try 358kW and 870Nm. Those are big numbers in anyone's book, and the LX will reportedly achieve it by adding a yet-to-be-detailed battery and electric motor combination to the LC300's twin-turbo V6.

That model will be the flagship LX 750h, and it will sit above the LX 600 and LX 500d, which will use the LC300's petrol and diesel power plants respectively.

The reports also point to improved tech, as well as a December on-sale date (at least in Japan) the top-shelf off-roader in the broader Toyota family.