The evolution chart of the Lexus SUV
A Lexus SUV is a sport utility vehicle, which began its production in the year of 1996. Until date, three generations of SUV have rocked the market. The basic reason for their popularity is its elegance and design, powered by a V8 engine having a capacity to carry seven to eight passengers in one go. SUV by Lexus went popular in Canada in the year of 1997 a year after their introduction in the market of USA.
Amongst the first generation of SUV came LX 450. It premiered in USA around 1996. During the time of its induction, it provided luxurious interiors and better suspension settings. It also came with an additional feature of sound absorbing insulation. Lexus SUV was a seven seated sport utility vehicle having a remote controlled entry key operating system. It also had a remote facilitated telephony system. Although despite its success in the market, SUV LX450 did not have a powerful engine, which lowered its performance. Later came the second generation SUV, the Lexus LX 470. Its production began in year of 1998. Its 268 horse powered 4.7 liter V8 engine, was the heart and soul of this model, which eventually solved the performance problems related to its older version of LX 450. Lexus LX 470 has a four speed automatic transmission, which transformed in the LX 570 as a six-speed transmission. Consequently, LX 470 was better in feature and performance. Its performance to feature ratio was better than LX 450.
The most fascinating feature of second generation SUV was introduction of night vision camera, which allowed drivers to ride at night with better clarity and ease. Finally, in the year of 2007, a third generation SUV was modeled and launched which is till date the most advance version amongst the Lexus SUV. They show an advance performance. Their engines have generated an output of 383 horsepower, which is 25% more efficient than second generation SUVs. It has a better tensile strengthened body casing modified with better suspensions. Built with a navigation system, it has a VGA high resolution 7 inch wide screen, which generates direction for the rider.