(TORONTO) – Pursuing maximum moments of adventure has never been more rewarding, as Canadian drivers can now enjoy the exciting performance, innovation, luxurious comfort and go anywhere, anytime flexibility of the Lexus LX570 with a new option packages to choose from. With a completely new model introduced earlier this year, the full-size capability and comfort of the 2009 model year LX570 now offers more choice to Canadians.

“The Lexus LX570 is the new definition of full-size luxury – a powerful, capable and sophisticated full-size SUV that rises to almost any occasion,” explained Tony Wearing, Managing Director, Lexus in Canada. “For the 2009 model year, Canadian drivers can take advantage of three packages, some of which include new features to go along with no compromise quality, segment leading utility, luxury comfort and state of the art styling and technology.”

For 2009, the LX570 is offered in a generously equipped base model or with two distinct options packages available. Canadians can enjoy the LX570’s remarkably powerful and efficient, specially tuned 5.7-litre V8 and perfectly-matched six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission, plus superb handling technologies such as Active Traction Control, Vehicle Stabiltiy Control, Crawl Control, a Multi-Terrain Anti-Lock Braking System, and a sophisticated suspension system that automatically adjusts ride height and stiffness as needed.

In addition, new upgraded feature packages for 2009 make it easy for Canadians to define a vehicle that meets their own idea of a perfect moment behind the wheel of an LX570. Choose the Premium Package, which adds safety features, such as: Intuitive Parking Assist and wide-view front and side monitor system, plus a power rear door with jam protection, air conditioned front seats, upgraded interior finishes, and more. Or indulge with the Ultra Premium Package to enjoy all Premium Package features, plus premium leather seat surfaces, the Lexus Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, special style features, a rear seat DVD entertainment system and a 450-watt, 19-speaker, 7.1-channel Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound audio system, and more.

The 2009 Lexus LX570 is now on sale across Canada, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price now starting at $83,450.

2009 LEXUS LX570 – PRODUCT DETAIL 

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All in one

The 2009 Lexus LX570 flagship luxury SUV is available in one, generously equipped model. In addition, Canadians may choose from two available packages – the Premium Package and Ultra Premium Package – to equip their LX570 with additional comfort, convenience and style features.

Overwhelming performance

“Overwhelming”: There’s no better word to describe the performance of the 2009 LX570. With a powerful 5.7-litre V8 specially tuned to the unique demands of the LX, coupled with a six-speed automatic super electronically controlled transmission (Super ECT) with overdrive, this full-size Lexus SUV delivers an unparalleled, powerful driving sensation that’s stress-free, even on rough roads, and an exciting off-road experience.

But while its raw power – up to 383HP – is impressive, the LX570 features technology such as Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence to deliver greater torque on demand and more efficient power. The result is big performance where it counts – including up to 403 lb-ft of torque and an 8,500 pound towing capacity for hauling large trailers or boats with ease.

Handling and control

Performance sets the LX570 apart, thanks to impressive suspension, handling and steering qualities. The LX570 features full-time four-wheel-drive to deliver maximum driving confidence in a variety of weather and road conditions, plus the handling and control benefits of the Lexus Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) technologies. To prevent roll-back, the LX570 sports Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), while downhill driving is kept smooth and comfortable via Downhill Assist Control (DAC).

The 4WD system is further enhanced with the Lexus Crawl Control system, which enables driving at a constant, super-slow speed to safely navigate gravel, mogul-covered roads, or other unstable surfaces. Meanwhile, the limited slip differential adopted for the 4WD’s centre differential has been carefully specified to boost steering stability and traction performance.

The LX570’s front suspension features a double-wishbone design fitted with lower torsion bars, while the rear suspension is a four-link style with live axle. These are further enhanced by Active Height Control (AHC) and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) systems to deliver stable driving performance wherever the LX570 goes – in town, on the highway, or off-road.

Progressive rate Variable Gear Ratio (VGRS) rack and pinion power steering delivers new levels of sensitivity across a wide range of speeds and over a variety of surface conditions. Add it up, and the 2009 LX570 truly merits its place of honour as the flagship Lexus SUV.

The majestic presence of the 2009 LX570 is built on a solid and highly functional foundation. A broad, sure-footed stance is projected via P285/60R18 Mud and Snow tires, with available 20” wheels on upgraded trim levels. And because the LX570 is well-equipped for travel across any surface, all models include a full-size spare tire.

Active and passive safety systems

The 2009 Lexus LX570 seats up to eight adults in luxurious comfort. But it also incorporates many active and passive safety systems to help protect the driver, passengers – and even those around the vehicle.

In addition to VSC, A-TRAC and other carefully considered handling and control design decisions, the LX570 features a direct tire-pressure monitoring system and a generous suite of braking technologies. These include power-assisted front and rear ventilated disc brakes enhanced with the Lexus Multi-Terrain Antilock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) as standard equipment.

Safety starts with seeing, and the LX570 is standard equipped with projector-style halogen headlamps enhanced with the Lexus Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), an auto-levelling system and headlamp washers. The LX570 is the first SUV to benefit from the Adaptive Front Lighting System, which refocuses the lamps to illuminate more of the road ahead when the vehicle enters a curve. Fog lamps are also standard equipment, to provide better lighting in low visibility conditions. When backing up, drivers will appreciate the exterior mirrors that automatically tilt when the LX570 is put into reverse, providing better visibility behind the vehicle.

Inside the LX570, standard safety systems include 10 airbags: Dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, dual-stage driver and front passenger knee airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, middle row outboard seat side airbags, and roll-sensing front and rear / side curtain airbags. Three-point lap and shoulder seatbelts are fitted in all eight passenger positions, and include adjustable “B” pillar shoulder belt anchors and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters. Younger passengers are protected with anchor points for child restraint seats, and child protector rear door locks. All models are equipped with an anti-theft system and an engine immobilizer. The LX570 even includes a first aid kit and tool kit.

Comfort and versatility

Inside, the 2009 Lexus LX570 is vast yet welcoming, overflowing with a sense of quality and comfort in keeping with the Lexus Spirit of Hospitality that is the perfect match for a flagship luxury SUV.

Supple, leather-trimmed seating for up to eight adults includes 2nd row fold and tumble, 60/40 split, power slide seats and 3rd row seating that can be split and stowed away to effortlessly expand the cargo space. The result is a wide range of comfortable, generous seating configurations and up to 2.56m3 (90.4ft3) of cargo space. Drivers will appreciate the 10-way power adjustments to their seats, while an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat ensures the co-pilot’s comfort. Both front row seats are heated, while the driver’s seat features the Lexus Driver Memory Seat System with three driver settings, linked to the exterior mirrors and tilting/telescoping steering column.

Keeping everyone comfortable is easy with a category leading four-zone independent automatic climate control system that operates through 28 vents throughout the cabin and features a sophisticated dust, pollen, and odour-filtering system.

Other savvy features include loads of storage space, from a front console box to overhead sunglass storage and front and rear cup-holders; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; power windows with automatic up/down function on all windows and window jam protection; power door locks with the Lexus smart key system and key lockout protection; push button start; cruise control; and a hard drive-based navigation system that stores 30 gigabytes of maps and data.

Customization

Buyers may personalize their 2009 Lexus LX570 on the Lexus of Canada web site (www.lexus.ca) or by visiting any Lexus Dealer across Canada.

Peace of mind

Buyers of any 2009 Lexus LX570 enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the industry-leading Lexus comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for four years/80,000 kilometres. Power train components are covered for six years/110,000 kilometres, major emission control components are covered for eight years/130,000 kilometres and corrosion perforation for six years with unlimited distance. Service adjustments - minor repairs not usually associated with the replacement of parts - are fully covered for one year/32,000 kilometres, while Lexus owners also enjoy the Tire Road Hazard Protection warranty and access to alternate transportation.

The four-year Lexus Roadside Assistance Program provides travel planning as well as the extra security and confidence of a dedicated toll-free telephone number and emergency service for towing - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The purchase of a new LX570 flagship luxury SUV also includes free membership in Club Lexus, an online convenience service that places important vehicle ownership information at the guest’s fingertips.


2009 Lexus LX570 – features and specifications


Feature


Instrumentation: Electroluminescent instrumentation gauges; Hard drive-based navigation system with back-up camera; Multi-information display; Tachometer; Voltmeter; Water temperature gauge; Oil pressure gauge; Outside temperature gauge; Digital clock; 8” Liquid Crystal Display


Power door locks; Lexus smart key system; Key lockout protection; Push button start


Power windows; Auto up/down function for all windows; Window jam protection; Rear side window privacy glass


Four-spoke steering wheel; Power tilting & telescoping steering column; Auto tilt with memory


Cruise control


Halogen headlamps; Lexus Adaptive Front Lighting system; automatic headlamp system; Projector style low-beam headlamps; Headlamp washers; Fog lamps; Light Emitting Diode tail lamps


Variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers; Rear window intermittent wiper/washer; Windshield wiper de-icer


Climate control: 4-zone independent automatic climate control; Dust, pollen, odour filter; Rear seat heater ducts


Premium illuminated entry system; Cargo lamp; Door courtesy lamps; Driver and front passenger footwell lamps; Light Emitting Diode map lamps


Walnut interior trim; Leather door trim; Leather wrapped steering wheel; Leather wrapped shift knob


Perforated leather seat surfaces for all seating positions


10-way power adjustable and heated driver’s seat; Variable cushion length; Three-driver Lexus memory seat system


8-way power adjustable and heated front passenger’s seat


2nd row seating: 60/40 split fold and tumble bench seat; Adjustable recline; Power fore/aft adjustment; Foldable armrest


3rd row seating: 50/50 split power fold up bench seat; Fold down seat back


Audio: Lexus Premium Audio system featuring AM/FM stereo/in-dash six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA audio capability; Input jack for portable music player; Auto Sound Levelizer; Bluetooth capability; Nine speakers; Steering wheel-mounted audio controls


Electro-chromatic rear view mirror; Electro-chromatic power remote heated exterior mirrors linked to driver seat memory system; Reverse auto-tilting exterior mirrors; Puddle lamps


Dual illuminated vanity mirrors


Smart in-cabin storage: Front centre console box with armrest; Front seat back pockets; Overhead sunglass storage; Front and rear cupholders


Accessory power outlets, including 115-volt outlet; Retained accessory power; Integrated garage door opener


P285/60R18 Mud + Snow tires; Full size spare tire; Aluminum alloy wheels; Wheel locks


Roof rack; Power moon roof; Rear step bumper; Chrome-finished door handles; Chrome grille; Colour-matched mirrors; Towing hitch with 7-pin trailer wire harness; Illuminated running boards; Roof mounted spoiler


2009 Lexus LX570 – Available upgrade packages

Premium Package

Includes: P285/50R20 Mud + Snow tires on 20” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks; Heated and air conditioned front seats; Heated middle row outboard seats; 1 wallet-sized smart card key; Power rear door with jam protection; Intuitive parking assist; Wide-view front and side monitor system; Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Ultra Premium Package

Includes all items in Premium Package, plus: Unique coloured alloy wheels; Premium leather seat surfaces; Lexus pre-collision system; Dynamic radar cruise control; 450-watt Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound audio system with in-dash six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer, hard disc drive, 7.1 channel architecture and 19 speakers; Front console cool box; Exclusive Bubinga wood trim; Illuminated “Lexus” scuff plates; Rear seat DVD entertainment system with powered flip-up/flip-down 9” VGA Liquid Crystal Display, two sets of wireless headphones and audio and DVD remote control.

2009 Lexus LX570 – Technical information

Engine: 5.7L V8

Horsepower: Up to 383 HP @ 5,600 RPM

Torque: Up to 403 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Features: Crank hold electric starter control; Dual overhead cams; 32 valves; Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence; Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection; Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence; Acoustic control induction system.

Emissions rating: Tier 2, Bin 5.

Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence

Dual VVT-i is a Lexus engine system that independently varies the intake and exhaust valve timing on a continual basis to deliver optimal valve timing for a full range of driving conditions. It improves drivability, performance and fuel efficiency, and reduces emissions.

Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)

The principle behind ETCS-i – sometimes called “drive-by-wire” – is used on all modern racing cars. When the driver depresses the accelerator, the engine instantaneously receives an electronic signal demanding more power. By replacing the traditional, less-efficient cable link between pedal and engine, ETCS-i can provide better fuel efficiency, faster response and smoother acceleration. It also networks with the engine’s computer to co-ordinate with other control systems, as appropriate.

Acoustic Control Induction System

ACIS increases the amount of air entering the engine by optimizing the length of the intake manifold under various driving conditions. The result is an increase in engine power and torque whenever the driver needs it most.

Transmission: 6-speed automatic Super ECT

Features: Console-mounted shift lever; Sequential shift mode; Overdrive; Lock-up torque converter; Transmission cooler; Automatic transmission fluid warmer.

Fuel efficiency: 17.1L/100km city; 11.4L/100km highway.

Super Electronically Controlled Transmission (Super ECT)

Electronic control of Lexus automatic transmissions has delivered several breakthroughs in driving comfort and vehicle efficiency. Super ECT helps to ensure optimal gear change timing according to throttle position and vehicle load for maximum performance and fuel efficiency. It also networks with the engine’s computer to co-ordinate with other control systems, as appropriate.

Capabilities

Seating capacity: 8 adults

Cargo capacity: Behind front seats – 2.56m3 (90.4ft3); Behind 3rd row seat – 0.43m3 (15.5ft3)

Towing capacity: 3,856 KG (8,500 LBS)

Active Height Control

This electric/hydraulic adjustable suspension increases wheel articulation off-road and helps provide better control on-road. It does this by helping to minimize pitch and sway angles, and by allowing each wheel to reach independently to differences in surface height, to give the vehicle a more secure foundation when driving on any surface.

Adaptive Variable Suspension

This suspension system allows the vehicle to raise or lower itself quickly, depending on need. For example, when the vehicle stops the chassis lowers two inches for easier loading an unloading. When driving at highway speeds the chassis lowers one inch at the front and one-half inch at the rear for improved stability; and when the vehicle’s four-wheel drive system is shifted into the low range, the vehicle rises three inches for better ground clearance.

Crawl Control

Crawl Control adapts to rugged conditions by maintaining a low – or “walking” – vehicle speed. By automatically controlling the engine and brake force, the system helps to minimize tire slipping, pitching or bouncing over rocks and allows the driver to more fully concentrate on steering. This helps enhance control and diminishes the chance of bottoming the chassis on any surface.

Vehicle Stability Control

The Lexus Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system is an active safety system that automatically helps to control a vehicle when it starts to slide – for example, when trying to turn at too high a speed. VSC compares driver braking and steering commands to the vehicle’s actual performance then activates individual brakes as needed and adjusts the throttle setting to help maintain stability and keep the vehicle on course.

Active Traction Control

A version of the Lexus Traction Control system designed specifically for 4WD models, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) helps the vehicle maintain traction when accelerating in slippery conditions. It also engages when the available grip differs from one side of the vehicle to the other, such as when two wheels are on a gravel or grass verge. When drive wheels begin to slip, A-TRAC automatically adjusts engine power to keep the wheels from losing traction.

 

Hill Start Assist Control

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) system works to minimize back-rolling when stopped on an uphill grade.

Downhill Assist Control

At speeds of 5-25 km/h, pressing the Downhill Assist Control (DAC) button activates a series of sensors which monitor wheel speed and, in turn, make necessary adjustments to keep helps control the vehicle during steep descents.

Multi-Terrain Antilock Braking System

A specially-tuned edition of the Lexus Antilock Braking System (ABS), Multi-Terrain ABS uses sensors to monitor speed, traction, vehicle load and the driver’s applied brake force. The system then controls brake applications to minimize wheel lock-up, reducing the chance of the vehicle skidding. The result is shorter stopping distances when hard braking on wet, gravely, sandy or other surfaces where traction is questionable.

Brake Assist

The Lexus Brake Assist (BA) system is a system designed to assist the driver during emergency braking by supplementing the braking power applied if the driver has not pushed hard enough on the pedal in an emergency braking situation. It works in conjunction with ABS to minimize lock-up during emergency situations.

Electronic Brake Force Distribution

The Lexus Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system minimizes stopping distances by maximizing the braking power applied to those wheels that have the best grip. This system also automatically adjusts the fore/aft brake balance according to vehicle load, and the right/left brake balance if brakes are applied during cornering.

Auto Levelling Headlamp System

For safer night driving, the Lexus Auto Levelling Headlamp System adjusts the lights to a pre-set height. This allows for better road illumination without blinding oncoming traffic.

Adaptive Front Lighting System

The Lexus Adaptive Front Lighting System pivots the driver-side headlamp up to 15 degrees to the left and the passenger-side headlamp up to five degrees to the right to help illuminate the road through turns.

 

Wide View Front and Side Monitor System

(Premium Package; Ultra Premium Package)

To help minimize the risk of collisions at blind crossings, a small camera on the grille provides a split-screen image of more than 18 metres (59 feet) to the left and right. To assist with parking, a camera on the passenger side-view mirror provides an overhead view of the area to the right of the vehicle.

Back-up camera

A small camera discretely located at the rear of the vehicle provides a wide-angled view behind the vehicle whenever the vehicle is placed in reverse.

Intuitive Parking Assist

(Premium Package; Ultra Premium Package)

Multiple ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear detect how close the vehicle is to surrounding objects. When activated, the system alerts the driver if an object is in proximity. Distance is indicated by an LCD display, accompanied by an audible beep. The closer the vehicle is to the object, the fewer lines appear on the display and the more frequent the beeping becomes.

Lexus Pre-Collision System

(Ultra Premium Package)

A front-mounted millimeter-wave radar system detects if a collision is imminent. The vehicle then prepares for this by retracting the front seatbelts, prepping the Brake Assist system to deliver increased braking pressure when the driver steps on the brake pedal, and stiffening the suspension system to prevent the front end from diving prior to impact.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

(Ultra Premium Package)

A cruise-control system that can automatically adjust vehicle speed in order to help maintain a pre-set distance between the Lexus vehicle and the vehicle traveling in front. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses millimeter-wave radar to help maintain this distance. If traffic slows, the throttle is automatically reduced and brakes are applied. Once the road clears, the vehicle returns to its pre-set speed.