Monday, November 23, 2009

2010 Lexus GX 460 Starts At $52,845 In Late December

The all-new, second generation 2010 Lexus GX 460 luxury utility vehicle with a new 301 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine producing 329 lb-ft of peak torque will be on display for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

The GX 460 will be offered in two grades: base, which will carry an MSRP of $51,970, and Premium which will be priced at $56,765 plus a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875. A six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift delivers combined city/highway fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 17 mpg broken down as an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.

The second row seat slides 4.1 inches fore/aft and the foldable and reclining second row seats feature a 60/40 walk-in function to access the standard power fold-flat third row seats. Standard features include heated and ventilated front seats, 10 airbags, rear back-up camera (without Navigation), Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System which can reduce maximum body-roll angle by as much as 50 percent to help enhance both on-road handling response and off-highway capability and full-time four-wheel drive. Safety features available include the Pre-Collision System, wide-view front and side cameras, Lane Departure Alert and Intelligent High Beam.

I saw the GX in Frankfurt where it was on display as a Toyota Land Cruiser for the European market. The GX 460 will be in U.S. showrooms in late December.