The premiere of the new Lexus GX SUV was held in 2003 at the Detroit auto show. Lexus specialists presented a car to the audience that combines decent off-road performance with an excellent level of comfort and smoothness. Built a car on a completely new platform. I inherited from Toyota Land Cruiser 100 all-wheel drive system and automatic gearbox with a reduction gear. A height adjustable AVS suspension will be offered as standard equipment. On the roads, the driver can push the button to lift the body up. On the pavement, with increasing speed, the car independently pressed closer to the road.
Equipped with a 4.7-liter V8 engine, the only powertrain for this model. Thanks to him, the new Lexus GX promises to be one of the fastest and most dynamic models in its class. The basic equipment offers an anti-lock braking system, an active traction control system, an Brake Assist system, a brake system, a brake force distribution system, and a descent system from the mountain. Complement the picture of the two front and side airbags.
The interior, as it should be Lexus is the embodiment of luxury and comfort. The interior is trimmed with high-quality leather, has automatic climate control and an audio system, the control buttons of which are located on the steering wheel. If desired, you can install a DVD-player with screens in the headrests of the front seats. An additional third row of seats allows you to seat up to 8 people in the salon.
Externally Lexus GX 470 looks stylish, pedigree, as befits a representative of the elite brand. Integrated steps, body-colored bumpers, large headlights with a multitude of light sources - a pledge of the image for a prestigious jeep. In 2010, the second generation Lexus GX was officially introduced to the Russian market. By analogy with its predecessor, this generation is also a "turned" all-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Powerful chrome false radiator grille, aggressive front optics, a different design of the rear lights, the original shape of the bumpers - these are the characteristic features of the look of the GX 460. The car has not changed in size compared to the previous model: an increase of 25 mm in length can be considered insignificant. The car became a squat, its height decreased by 20 mm, but the wheelbase is very solid - 2 790 mm. The Lexus 460 has a very cozy and richly equipped salon. It is decorated with luxurious leather and decorated with wooden inserts.
A potential owner can choose one of three color options for the interior: from solid black to combined beige and gray. From the front panel and blows monumentality. The arrangement of buttons-handles is thought out and logical. Three-zone climate control makes the stay on board as the driver with the front passenger, and the inhabitants of the second row as comfortable as possible. High-quality "music" with extensive connectivity external media will not be bored on the road. The front seats are comfortable, with good lateral support, standard heating and ventilation. Care about the driver is beyond praise.
A wide range of adjustment of the front seats allows you to sit comfortably, and the memory function - to save the settings for the three drivers. Steering wheel height and height also allows you to select the optimal position. If the driver decides to leave the SUV without stopping the engine, then as soon as you stop and unfasten the belt, the seat and steering wheel will drive off so that you can comfortably exit. The devices are perfectly readable: a standard set of dials (speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and coolant temperature gauges) is complemented by a display that displays, among other things, information about the operating modes of the all-wheel drive transmission.
The GX 460 can carry up to seven people. The second row has a 60/40 configuration and can be adjusted over a wide range. At the same time, the middle seat is equipped with a new system that allows it to be quickly folded and shifted, thus providing easy access to the now standard third row of seats, which is folded and unfolded using electric drives.
In the “transport” position, the third row of seats forms a flat loading platform. Lexus managed to increase the legroom for passengers in the second and third rows, while the other dimensions of the cabin remained almost unchanged. Therefore, even on the third row, adults can be quite tolerable.
Under the hood, a lightweight aluminum V-shaped petrol 4.6-liter "eight", developing 296 hp, aggregated six-speed "automatic". Thanks to a proprietary electronic variable valve timing system, the Dual VVT-i, a peak torque of 438 Nm is reached at 3,500 rpm. Overcome a serious off-road GX 460 - quite on the shoulder. Frame construction, downshift, locking center differential and a set of off-road assistants instill additional confidence. The rear air suspension, which is standard on all versions of the Lexus GX 460, allows the body to be raised above the road.
The Lexus GX 460 from Prado received the Multi-terrain Select system (the prerogative of Premium and Luxury equipment). This is a set of four algorithms, according to which the on-board computer adapts the actuators at its disposal to the specific features of the coating. There is “Dirt and Sand”, there is “Stony Ground”, “Peresechenka” and “Stones”. In principle, the difference between them is reduced to the degree of slip allowed. On the city streets, the GX 460 also feels confident.
Adaptive suspension (AVS) with shock absorbers with adjustable stiffness prevents body pecks during intensive acceleration and braking, and active front and rear anti-roll bars (KDSS system) on asphalt do not allow rolls to develop, off-road open transverse stabilizers, from which suspension moves just become huge. But the main assistants of the GX 460 on the roads are a low-speed traffic control system (Crawl Control) and a front camcorder with the system of trajectory selection Off-road Monitor. The SUV is offered in four fixed trim levels: Comfort, Executive, Premium and Luxury. Basic equipment Comfort offers almost all the benefits of modern automotive civilization.
The buyer receives an SUV with a set of 10 airbags, a leather interior with three rows of heated seats and ventilation of the front seats, an engine start system with a button and three-zone climate control. The car also has an audio system with a CD changer for 6 discs with USB and AUX inputs that support MP3 and WMA formats, a multifunction display that displays a picture from a rear view camera. And, of course, xenon headlights, powered, 18-inch alloy wheels.
In the Executive configuration, a six-disc DVD changer, a high-end Mark Levinson audio system with 17 speakers, a navigation system with Russian-language menus and maps of Russian cities, a touchscreen display on the center console (EMV) and a heated steering wheel are added to the extensive Comfort equipment. Premium package in addition to the Executive package offers: 4 cameras (front, rear, side in mirrors), off-road assistance systems, heated second-row seats and trim with more expensive leather, and a rear cooled box. Top of the range Luxury will especially please passengers in the back rows, who will receive two LCD monitors built into the headrests of the front seats.
In 2013, the GX 460 was restyled. The world debut of the novelty took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Lexus GX 2014 model year can be identified by a recognizable body design, which has become more fresh due to a different front bumper, a modified grille, front headlights with LED elements. The back of the body has received a redesigned aerodynamic shape of the bumper, and the parking lights have received white and transparent glass. By default, the car is equipped with tires 265/60 R 18 on alloy wheels 18 radius, as an option you can install tires 285/55 R18 or even huge wheels 265/50 R20, 295 / 45R20.
Complementing the fresh style is the new exterior colors. External dimensions of the body of the Lexus GX 460 2014 model year are: 4805 mm in length, 1885 mm in width, 1845 mm in height, 2790 mm wheelbase, 215 mm ground clearance (clearance), front and rear wheel track - 1585 mm. The salon has become even more luxurious and technological. The central console received a different design and placement of controls, a new infotainment system with an 8-inch color touch screen, responsible for the operation of the audio system, navigation, telephone, rear-view camera or cameras that provide a panoramic view.
The manufacturer has expanded the options of natural wood and leather, offered for interior trim. The car is offered in five-and seven-seater performance, in five trim levels - Comfort 5S, Executive 5S, Executive7S, Premium7S and Luxury7S. The base for all versions of the updated SUV are 10 airbags, electric steering column and first-row seats, heated first and second-row seats, front seats ventilation, leather upholstery, an Media Display with an eight-inch touchscreen (navigation, rear camera).
view, CD MP3 Bluetooth audio system 9 speakers), dual-zone climate control (for the 7-seater version, three-zone version), electric sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, heating, electric drive and automatic dimming side mirrors, as well as a huge number of electronic systems that provide a comfortable and stable behavior of an SUV on roads with different surfaces. Under the hood of an SUV installed a gasoline 4.6-liter 8-cylinder power unit with a capacity of 296 horsepower. The highest performance of the motor develops at 5500 rpm, and torque is transmitted to all driving wheels through a 6-speed box with electronic control.
Fuel consumption manufacturer declared at 15.7 liters in urban mode and 11.8 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 8.3 seconds. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 175 km / h. The SUV is equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system with a Torsen center friction differential, sending 40 percent of the engine power to the front wheels as standard, and 60 percent from the rear.