New at the front is a fresh interpretation of Lexus’s spindle grille that features thicker horizontal crossbeams and chrome along all of its edges.
The 2016 Lexus LX570’s headlights are slimmer and more angular, creating a more aggressive front-end look, while upright, boomerang-shaped foglights replace the previous model’s circular lamps.
New alloy wheels and a reshaped D-pillar freshen the look at the side (the latter also promising to improve visibility), while the rear gets slimmer L-shaped headlights with chrome highlights, a new roof-mounted spoiler and modified bumper.
The changes are even more extensive inside the cabin, where the updated Lexus LX570 receives a larger tablet-style touchscreen display, an analogue clock flanked by slim air vents, and a revised centre stack.
In front of the driver sits a new three-spoke steering wheel and a revised instrument cluster, while second-row passengers get there own entertainment screens positioned on the back of the front headrests.
Reports suggest the updated LX570 will gain the new Lexus Safety System Plus, which appeared in the new-generation Lexus RX SUV in April. The package includes the pedestrian pre-collision auto-braking system, lane-departure alert, auto high beam, and adaptive radar cruise control.
The existing 5.7-litre petrol V8 is set to carry over into the updated model along with the current six-speed automatic transmission.
The full details will be announced in the coming weeks when the 2016 Lexus LX570 makes is officially unveiled.
It’s expected to reach Australian showrooms during the first half of 2016.