(TORONTO, ON – September 03, 2014) Experience the 2015 GX 460 – the “grand 4x4” from Lexus – with a true body-on-frame architecture and luxurious accommodation for seven adults.

“With the GX 460, guests may choose their path – on or off the road – and travel it with confidence,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “At the same time, guests enjoy a luxurious, comfortable cabin trimmed with rich leather and lustrous wood, and fitted with an array of technological resources that are rare to find in a three-row, mid-size SUV.”

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 is powerful and athletic, with a bold look and go-anywhere performance, and handling in all weather and road conditions.

 With a rugged and powerful exterior, the GX 460’s styling suggests it was forged from a single block of metal. A confident stance is enhanced with 18” aluminum alloy wheels, chrome-finished door handles and rear trunk trim, roof rails, illuminated running boards, integrated signal lamps, a power moon roof, and a rear spoiler.

Under the hood, a 301 peak horsepower 4.6 liter V8 is enhanced with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence along with other technologies to maximize available power and efficiency across a broad speed range – plus a heavy-duty battery, starter, alternator and heater to ensure reliable performance in Canadian winters. This engine is mated to a six-speed super ECT automatic transmission for responsive shifting and acceleration, plus a fuel efficiency of 13.9 liters per 100 kilometers (city/highway combined).

Every GX 460 features a full-time 4WD system, plus hill-start assist control and downhill assist control. The suspension system is surprisingly comfortable on the road, but fully capable on the trail – featuring an independent, double wishbone front suspension and four-link rear suspension enhanced with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. The result is the GX 460 enjoys go-anywhere performance – facilitated by a ground clearance of 8.1 inches – even as it exhibits pleasantly refined road manners.

When adventure calls for towing, the 2015 GX 460 is ready, with a 6,500 lb (2,948 kg) towing rating, a sophisticated trailer sway control brake system, plus 4-pin and 7-pin trailer wiring harness.

Inside, the GX is intentionally sturdy yet polished to an elegant finish, featuring plenty of thoughtful in-cabin storage and remarkable versatility: Reclining 2nd row seats feature a 40/20/40 split folding seat back while the 3rd row seat is split 50/50 with a fold-flat mechanism. The front-row seats are eight-way power adjustable, heated and ventilated, while the driver’s seat features a two-setting memory system.

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 is fully equipped with active and passive safety systems to protect driver and passengers. These include 10 airbags, clearance and back-up sensors, a back-up camera, on-board first aid kit, plus powerful front and rear ventilated disc brakes enhanced with antilock braking system, brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. Other safety technologies fitted as standard include active traction control and vehicle stability control.

The GX 460 is sumptuously equipped with comfort, convenience and luxury features. These include: power door locks with keyless entry; power windows with auto up/down function for all windows and window jam protection; integrated garage door opener; tonneau cover; illuminated entry system; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; 12v accessory power outlet and 120v/100w power outlet; anti-theft system with engine immobilizer; dual heated exterior mirrors linked to seat memory system; the automatic headlamp system; variable intermittent, rain-sensing wipers; and more.

For 2015, the Lexus GX 460 is available in two models:

2015 Lexus GX 460 (starting MSRP $60,600)

This fully-capable luxury SUV features a 330-watt, 9-speaker Lexus Display Audio system with 7.1-channel surround sound speaker architecture, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Other standard features include: dual zone air conditioning; leather seating; and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

2015 Lexus GX 460 Premium (starting MSRP $68,500)

The Premium version of the GX 460 is equipped with an enhanced rear suspension featuring a load-leveling air suspension and active height control system; power retractable folding exterior mirrors; headlamp washers; and alternate 18” alloy wheels. Inside, a 330-watt, 17-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio system features a 7.1-channel surround sound speaker architecture, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Other standard features include: heated steering wheel; three-zone independent automatic climate control; semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior; wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; voice-activated hard disc based navigation system; heated 2nd row outboard seats; power flat-folding 3rd row seat; illuminated “Lexus” scuff plates; and the Lexus Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems.

The GX 460 Premium may be enhanced with the available Executive Package, which adds: Transmission cooler; 4-wheel crawl control system; multi-terrain select system; fuel tank protector plates; unique alloy wheel finish; rear seat entertainment system; the Lexus Pre-Collision system and driver monitoring system; lane departure alert; dynamic radar cruise control; the wide-view front, rear, and side monitoring system; and a front console cool box.

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/gx.

About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealerships across Canada. With 15 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus was the highest ranking nameplate in the industry.