On this episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com), Jonny Lieberman takes a long, hard look at the reskinned-for-2016 Lexus LX 570. For many moons, the Lexus LX has been as anonymous as any near-six-figure vehicle, with only its mechanical twin—the Toyota Land Cruiser—being more incognito. Lexus is on a campaign to change its image, and the LX 570’s new sheetmetal clearly indicates this truck ain’t no wallflower. No shrinking violet, neither. Oh yeah, the LX 570 is a truck—a great big one. There’s a 383hp V-8 under the hood, nestled between the rails of an actual frame. Also bolted to that frame is a bunch of beefy, hardened, off-road parts that supposedly make the LX quite capable off-road. But no one takes these things into dirt or up rocks. Three-row luxury SUVs like this big, old Lexus are just for picking up the kids at soccer practice and dropping ’em off at ballet. Not even Lieberman is crazy enough to scratch the paint up, is he? Watch and find out!
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