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Lexus LX 2024: expanded lineup with new seven-seat option

Olek Novak

Mid-spec grades of of the large SUV will now be available with a third row

Lexus Australia has announced an expansion to its LX luxury large SUV, which has gained an additional seven-seat option for its mid-spec Sports Luxury grade, now available in Aussie showrooms.

To be made available as an option in both diesel and petrol iterations, the three-row Sports Luxury version of the LX 600 and LX 500d will be priced at $176,661 and $181,361 respectively before on-road costs – that’s a $2600 and $3800 jump on respective five-seat counterparts. 

2022 Lexus LX600 SUV black - front 3/4 static shot #1
The Lexus LX range has expanded with an extra seven-seat option

Those after a three-row LX were previously limited to the entry grade LX 500d and LX 600 where seven-seats were the only option, with the range expansion meaning that those after seven-seats will have a higher-spec vehicle to choose from.

As well as gaining an extra row of seats, the seven-seat Sports Luxury grades also gain an automatic folding function, third-row curtain airbags, and USB-C ports on either side of the third-row seats.

However, the addition of the extra seats does result in the deletion of some features as compared to the two-run Sports Luxury grade – the LX 600 seven-seater drops a parcel shelf, while the LX 500d loses soft-close doors and a 30-litre auxiliary fuel tank.

As well as the entry-grade model, seven-seats will now be available on the mid-spec Sports Luxury as well

Some equipment highlights of the Sports Luxury include:

  • Heated and ventilated front and rear outboard seats with leather-accented upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Centre console cool box
  • Fingerprint start
  • Second-row rear entertainment system
  • Takanoha (ornamental wood) hood trim for the centre console and doors

In gaining the new configuration and retaining a cheaper five-seat option, the Sports Luxury grade will be the only spec where two layouts can be specified.

The Sports Luxury will be the highest spec with which you can get three-rows on the LX

The Sports Luxury trim will also be the highest grade within which seven-seats can be had – the higher spec F-Sport is available with five-seats only, and the range-topping Ultra Luxury comes with a plush four-seat layout exclusively.

There are no changes to engine specifications, with all LX 600 grades continuing to be powered by 3.5-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 engine making for 305kW/650Nm, and all LX 500d variants powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel LX500d making for 227kW/700Nm.

2022 Lexus LX600 SUV black - dynamic side profile shot
There are no changes to the LX’s engine specifications for 2024

All variants were mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission powering all four wheels with low-range capability and a 3500kg braked towing capacity.

Those after more seven-seat options and a greater off-road focus will also be able to consider seven-seat options in the new GX large SUV range when it launches by mid-year, although prices for this model lineup have yet to be announced.

Lexus GX550 Overtrail (US) 2024 front close
The Lexus GX – set to launch in Australia later this year – will also be available with seven-seats

Lexus LX: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • LX 500d (Seven Seats): $157,061
  • LX 600 (Seven Seats): $160,561
  • LX 500d + Enhancement Pack (Seven Seats): $162,561
  • LX 600 + Enhancement Pack (Seven Seats): $166,061
  • LX 500d Sports Luxury (Five Seats): $174,061
  • LX 600 Sports Luxury (Five Seats): $177,561
  • LX 500d Sports Luxury (Seven Seats): $176,661 *new*
  • LX 600 Sports Luxury (Seven Seats): $181,361 *new*
  • LX 500d F-Sport (Five Seats): $180,061
  • LX 600 F-Sport (Five Seats): $183,561
  • LX 600 Ultra-Luxury (Four Seats): $219,061