The 2017 Lexus GX 460 is another new mid-sized SUV that is a worthy option if one has plans to buy an SUV soon. Although this SUV will be coming out into the markets by late 2016, there’s every reason to wait for it, one of the most being its powerful performance. With that being said, this new SUV also has a wonderful design but inside out.The enhanced powertrain and suspension will favor this model to excel in both on-road and off-road driving.
Engine changes and Performance of 2017 Lexus GX 460
The makers have used a 4.6 liter V8 engine which has its output of 301 hp and a torque of 329 lb-ft. This engine has been mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. An AWD configuration has been used and the customers have the option of changing it into dual range by a specially designed transfer case.
This powerful engine will make this SUV reach 60 miles per hour from 0 at about 7.2 seconds which is great for an SUV. Its maximum towing capacity has been expected to be around 6,500 pounds.
Trims and Body Color Options
There are two main trims offered for this 2017 Lexus GX 460 which are Base and Luxury. Several body colors for this model have been presented that include Starfire Pearl, Silver Lining Metallic, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Nebula Gray Pearl, Fire Agate Pearl, Claret Mica, and Black Onyx.
2017 Lexus GX 460 – Exterior and Interior Changes
Characterizing the importance of the release of this new 2017 Lexus GX 460 is the new stylistic design elements that have been incorporated into its body. Starting with it, the trapezoidal-shaped grille has 4 horizontal slats with heavy chrome accents.
Although the refreshment of this SUV is in its mid-cycle, a plethora of significant changes can be seen. The redesigned headlights make a perfect example; LED strip runs in its lowermost portions.
A wide and large air intake have been placed in its front bumper which has a mesh-type design. The section which houses the fog lights at each side holds a chrome trim at the top. Its side body also bears some stylistic bumps above the wheelbase.
Its rear overhang stylistically protrudes; its tailgate dominates the rear portion as most of the space has been used by it.
A wonderfully built interior cabin can be seen while boarding this vehicle. This interior cabin offers room for 7 people to be seated comfortably and speaking of comfort, new materials including leather have been used for the upholstery.
Genuine wood has been used extensively in the door panels, steering wheel, center console and gear shifter. The revised seating arrangement opens up more space for the leg room this time around. Upgradations have been done to the tech features too.
2017 Lexus GX 460 – Competitors and Price
Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 will be its core rivals. This 2017 Lexus GX 460 is expected to have a starting price of $53,000 although no such confirmations have been made.