SUVs are getting more and more popular these days and the competition is getting stronger as well. So, the Japanese Company has decided to launch the new 2018 Lexus GX 460. This model has always been a vehicle with excellent off road capabilities, even better than the RX and the NX models which were recently redesigned. Therefore, now is the right time for at least small refresh of the new GX 460.
2018 Lexus GX 460 will offer a strong V-8 engine, spacious and comfortable cabin, advanced tech features and better ride quality. The exterior probably won`t differ so much from the current model since it has already undergone modifications last year. Nevertheless, we will have to wait for the Lexus official announcement for more details. The current version is offered in base, Premium and Luxury trims. So, we assume that it will be the same with the outgoing model.
2018 Lexus GX 460 engine and performance
The 2018 Lexus GX460 will most likely be powered with the same engine as its predecessor. It is a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. This unit will be able to produce 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. For the V-8 engine, this is not such a good number which could be one of the flaws of the new Lexus SUV. All-wheel drive configuration is going to be standard. The towing capacity of the GX 460 will be 6,500 pounds.
When it comes to the fuel efficiency, it is rated at 15 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
As for the exterior, the 2018 Lexus GX 460 will probably stay loyal to the current model`s design. This means that its recognizable large and spindle grille will occupy the front fascia. On the rear, the tail lamps are placed tall and the whole design is cleaner and more sculpted. All the lights are expected to be equipped with LED technology.
Inside, 2018 Lexus GX 460 will be spacious and will offer plenty of head and leg room too. The cabin is able to accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. However, the third row is more convenient for the children. The seats are very comfortable, supportive and upholstered in synthetic leather. Furthermore, the top trim levels will get some nice wood details which will give it a warmer look. The dashboard will feature the same 8-inch touchscreen display.
As for the equipment, it offers plenty of various tech features. It comes standard with dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, sound system, a moonroof, a rear view camera and so on. Moreover, as for the safety, it will be provided with a blind spot monitor, navigation, rear-cross traffic alert etc. Furthermore, some of the optional features will be: audio system with 17 speakers, heated and ventilated seats, leather upholstery etc.
Release date and price of the 2018 Lexus GX 460
2018 Lexus GX 460 is expected to be presented in the end of 2017. Speaking of the price, the base model should start at around $53,000.