LOS ANGELES -- While Lexus was unwrapping its first three-row RX with more seats for growing families, it was also introducing a new version of the big LX SUV for buyers who want fewer seats and more cargo space.
The Lexus LX 570 takes a "less is more" approach by removing the third row and increasing the cargo area by 15 percent to 50.5 cubic feet. It comes in a single cushy trim with seating for five rather than up to eight.
At $86,175 including shipping, the mono-spec trim "gives customers added value and the luxury of simply choosing exterior and interior colors," the company said in a statement.
Both the three-row RX L and the two-row LX debuted at the Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday.
"When some customers indicated they did not use the third row and expressed a preference for more interior cargo space, Lexus responded," the company said. Such customers included smaller families, empty-nesters and multiple-vehicle households.
The two-row model features identical standard luxury goodies like a leather-trimmed interior, four-zone automatic climate control and a moonroof, Lexus said.
The LX 570 also comes with the standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine making 383 hp, an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds.