According to a recent report, the Lexus LX could be offered with a diesel engine.

The Lexus LX features a potent 5.7-liter V8 engine that develops 383 bhp (286 kW) and 403 lb-ft (546 Nm) of torque but it's not exactly fuel efficient as it returns 12 mpg city / 17 mpg highway (US). To fix that problem and expand its appeal, the company is reportedly considering a diesel variant.

While nothing is official, Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley told Drive "In that large SUV there’s a certain market demand for an LX diesel and, whilst we haven’t confirmed it, we are certainly in deep discussions trying to source it."

There's no word on which engine could be used but the Land Cruiser's 4.5-liter (4461cc) V8 turbodiesel engine - that develops 261 bhp (195 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque - could be an option.

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