23 de agosto de 2013

Lexus gives the GX a new face and a lower price

This LUV (Luxury Utility Vehicle), as Lexus calls it, has a completely new front end that follows the same design found on other recent models of the Japanese brand, a redesigned rear bumper, and the the rest remains pretty much the same. The interior has not been forgotten and received several enhancements.

In more detail, the new front end now features a new interpretation of the Lexus spindle grille and LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRL). Inside, depending on the version you choose (GX or GX Luxury), there's a new 8-inch touchscreen used to control the audio system, navigation, HD Radio, and the rear-view camera. Also available are adaptable air suspension, blind spot monitor (BSM) with rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), intuitive parking assist, and 18-inch six-spoke wheels with a liquid graphite finish.

The Lexus GX 460 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 petrol engine that produces 305PS (301bhp or 225kW) @5500rpm. Mated to a six-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), which in turn drives all four wheels through an electronically controlled transfer case and a TORSEN torque-sensing limited slip center differential that distributes the power depending on the conditions of the road, but in most conditions it has a 40:60 front/rear distribution.

The GX 460 has a starting price of $49,085 (€37,300 or £31,900), $4,710 (€3,580 or £3,060) less than the 2013 model. The GX 460 Luxury starts at $60,715 (€46,150 or £39,460).

Source: Lexus