Thursday, November 21, 2019

Is Toyota Planning On a Flagship Lexus LX600 SUV?

According to a recently filled trademark application, the Lexus LX600 might be in our future.

The Lexus LX launched in the mid-90s as Toyota’s luxury brand flagship super-SUV. The basic ingredients were found in Toyota’s Land Cruiser with added leather and other various luxury bits. The numbers following the “LX” have always stood for the engine’s displacement so will a new Lexus LX600 feature a 6.0-litre V8?

Probably not. The last time a Lexus product held the number “600” in its name was the Lexus LS 600h which was a hybrid. It featured the 5.0-litre V8 and Lexus hybrid drive technology. The 600, in this case, stood more for output than displacement.

The thing with the trademark application is that there’s no “h” following the “600”. Our guess is that the “h” is not longer important. As with the car industry as a whole, Lexus and consequently Toyota, intend to migrate towards electrifying most if not all of their products in the near future. With this in mind, “h” is no longer important.

Finally, if Lexus is to finally introduce a pure electric vehicle, a luxury SUV is always a good place to start. Commanding big bucks and selling in moderate numbers, a Lexus LX600 would make a nice poster-truck for the brand.

Source: United States Trademark and Patent Office

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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