The Toyota Land Cruiser is a smash hit around the world and that’s just one reason that we’re disappointed in its absence from the US market. Of course, the Lexus LX is for most purposes just a posher version of the big and tough Toyota SUV but orders were suspended in Japan putting us on alert that the US could be next. Now we can confirm that for now, orders are still being accepted here in the States.
Bboth Toyota and Lexus had statements on their respective Japanese websites informing customers know that demand had vastly outgrown supply and that orders were no longer being accepted. The actual Lexus text, when translated online says “LX has been very well received not only in Japan but also in other countries around the world, and we are currently suspending orders because we have received orders that greatly exceed our production capacity.”
That language makes it sound like the global market could be affected though the US website doesn’t have any similar language. With that in mind, we went straight to Lexus to get a statement on whether or not that included the US market. A spokesperson for Lexus told Carscoops that “LX orders in the U.S. are still being accepted and vehicles are being delivered to dealerships as soon as they arrive.”
The first batch of those deliveries has already taken place and we imagine that they’ll continue to sell well throughout the rest of the year. The Lexus LX is all-new for 2022 and features a starting price of $86,900 and a twin-turbocharged V6 with 409-hp (305 kW) and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque.
The entire lineup is dripping with luxury treatments and tops off with the aptly named LX 600 Ultra Luxury. It gets a unique four-seat layout with two individual rear seats equipped with a massage function along with heating and ventilation of course. With all that legroom Lexus adds a power ottoman for the passenger-side occupant.
If you’re in the market for one of these super-lux SUVs it might be better to pull the trigger sooner rather than later. There’s no telling when the US market demand might also exceed production capacity.