The LX 570 is the largest crossover in Lexus family. However, it will launch the edition with one row less than usual. The 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row will be available as the Limited edition model, with a special and unique package of equipment. That means seating capacity drops from the current 8-seat layout. Furthermore, the new design offers a lot more space for occupants, their cargo, and special accessories.
The vehicle had its presentation at the latest car show in Los Angeles. First impressions are positive, especially among younger fans. The 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row will be now more versatile in battle vs Infiniti QX80. Inside, besides the reorganized seating, there are no big changes in styling, compared to standard three-row model. But, the good news is that two-row version of 2019 Lexus LX 570 will cost $5k less than the base unit.
2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row Changes
So, the first notable change we’ve already mentioned. Instead of the 8-seat cabin, the 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row will be able to take five passengers. Designers removed the third row. With it, crossover gained 5 cubic-feet in the cargo area. Standard three-row model is offering 45 cubic-feet, and the new, Limited edition two-row LX 570, 50 cubic-feet.
There are also slight changes outside the SUV. Roof rack rails are there, and we can’t see these on the base crossover. The only trim level comes with 20-inch wheels. Drivers will get park assist and other electronic aid features. Moonroof is standard for 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row, as well as a power liftgate and four-zone climate control.
2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row Drivetrain and Specs
The Limited edition, 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row will use the same drivetrain as its base model. So, we get a 5.7-liter V-8 which is capable to produce 385 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive has no alternative, but it will make this luxurious SUV more capable for an off-road ride. Center differential has a lock feature that is good if you need to trail. Whatsoever, towing capacity of the new Lexus LX 570 Two-Row will be over 7,000 pounds, offered by its base model. Both of them are using an 8-speed auto transmission. Well, fuel economy is not the bright side of premium SUV. It delivers just 15 mpg combined.
Invader – a Two-Row 2019 Lexus LX 570 with Supercharger
A three-row version was available in the Middle East with a supercharged engine. This LX 570 used the come under the name “Invader”. However, it was some while ago. However, it could be interesting to buyers in this part of the world to see 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row with a supercharger. This accessory can boost the horsepower rating for about 70 hp. Nevertheless, Lexus could bring a new version, which could boost the SUV closer to 500 hp.
2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row vs Infiniti QX80
The main rival for the luxurious LX 570 is Infiniti QX80. But, Limited edition model will definitely give some advantage to British company. With 2019 Lexus LX 570 Two-Row out on the market, Infiniti will have to respond soon. They already announced the return of QX70. We will see if that is going to be enough, or the next season is going to belong to Lexus.