Toyota’s luxury division offers various types of vehicles. When it is about SUV/crossovers, there are popular crossovers like RX and NX. There are also some more traditional variants like GX 460. This is a mid-size luxury SUV, which was originally introduced in 2002 and so far we saw two generations of it. Current model came in 2009. The 2016 Lexus GX will some minor modifications. The base characteristics will remain unchanged. We will see only some minor tweaks like new standard features etc.
2016 Lexus GX 460 details
The 2016 Lexus GX 460 will continues in the same way as model that came refreshed in 2013. It is still a classical SUV in many aspects. Rides on the traditional body-on-frame platform, which provides enough robustness for off-road adventures. It is based on the Toyota’s 4Runner. However, this model also features extremely high level of comfort and refinement. We could say that it is pretty versatile SUV, which is excellent for any type of drive. When it is about visual appearance, 2016 GX 460 will come with the pretty much same look as refreshed model that came in 2013. It will feature company’s new recognizable spindle grille, new LED headlamps and LED daytime running. This LED lighting is standard and only LED fog lights are optional.
When it is about interior, 2016 Lexus GX 460 features elegant and stylish cabin, made of extremely hi-quality materials. The comfort is on the extremely high level and the list of standard features in very, very long. Some of the most notable ones are Lexus Enform convenience and entertainment system, multi-zone climate control, dual rear-seat entertainment system, fold-flat third row of seating etc.
2016 Lexus GX 460 engine
When it is about engine, 2016 Lexus GX 460 comes without changes. It will use the same 4.6 liter V8 engine, which features some advanced technologies such as intelligent Dual Variable Valve Timing. It provides better fuel economy and ultra-low emission rating. The max output of this engine is 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of max torque, while fuel consumption is around 17 mpg in combined drive. This engine is paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Lexus GX 460 price and competition
The starting price of 2016 Lexus GX 460 will be around 50.000 dollars. Some of the crossovers that could be considered as competition are models like Audi Q7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Volkswagen Touareg etc.