(TORONTO, ON – September 10, 2015) Choose the 2016 Lexus GX 460 and select your path – on or off the road. The GX is the “grand 4x4”, with true body-on-frame architecture and luxurious accommodation for seven adults.
“Enjoy a luxurious experience and travel with confidence – regardless of where the journey leads, or the road ends” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “The GX 460 is powerful and athletic, yet welcoming and comfortable. It’s fitted with an array of intuitive technology rarely found in a three-row, mid-size SUV.”
New for 2016, Lexus introduces a refreshed line-up of available upgrade packages. These include the Technology Package, which bundles popular and state of the art Lexus safety and handling systems.
The 2016 Lexus GX 460 rewards with bold styling, go-anywhere performance, and sophisticated 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. The confident stance is enhanced with 18” aluminum alloy wheels, chrome-finished door handles and rear trunk trim, roof rails, illuminated running boards, a power moonroof, and a rear spoiler. Extensive use of LEDs – including headlamps, rear tail lamps, daytime running lights, and fog lamps – give the GX 460 a modern presence, day or night.
Under the hood, a 301 peak horsepower 4.6 liter V8 is enhanced with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence to maximize available power and efficiency across a broad speed range. The addition of 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 and downhill assist control. The suspension system is remarkably comfortable on the road, but fully capable off the beaten path – featuring an independent, double wishbone front suspension and four-link rear suspension enhanced with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. The result is go-anywhere performance – facilitated by a ground clearance of 8.1 inches (205 mm) – even as it exhibits pleasantly refined road manners. When adventure calls for towing, the GX 460 is ready, with a 6,500 lb (2,948 kg) towing rating, a sophisticated trailer sway control brake system, plus a 4 and 7-pin trailer wiring harness. A full-size spare tire adds off-roading confidence should a flat occur.
Inside, the GX is intentionally sturdy yet polished to an elegant finish, featuring plenty of 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 powered 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 2nd row outboard seats are also heated.
For 2016, the Lexus GX 460 is available in a single, well-equipped model:
The GX 460 Premium (starting MSRP: $69,350) features a 330-watt, 17-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Audio system with a 7.1-channel surround sound speaker architecture, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Additional comfort, convenience and luxury features include: voice-activated navigation, three-zone independent automatic climate control with automatic air recirculation control system, heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power door locks with the Smart Key System, Push Button Start, cruise control, power windows with auto up/down function, integrated garage door opener, tonneau cover, 12v accessory power outlet and 120v/100w power outlet, anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, heated exterior mirrors linked to seat memory system; the automatic headlamp system with auto leveling, variable intermittent, rain-sensing wipers and more
The 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 backup camera, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems, 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.
This model may be further enhanced with a choice of two upgrade packages:
- The Technology Package – new for 2016 – adds: The Lexus Pre-collision system; Driver Monitoring System; Lane Departure Alert; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Wide-view Front, Rear and Passenger Side Monitor System; and six-spoke alloy wheels
- The Executive Package comes with a unique alloy wheel finish, then builds on the Technology Package, adding: A rear seat entertainment system; Front console cool box; 4-Wheel Crawl Control; Multi-Terrain Select; Transmission cooler, and; Fuel tank protector plates
The 2016 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 dealers across Canada. There are 11 Lexus nameplates on the road today, allowing guests many choices in a range of luxury vehicle segments. Six of these 11 offer hybrid models, giving Lexus Canada’s largest luxury hybrid lineup. In the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), Lexus ranked highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for the third consecutive year. Additionally, the Lexus RX and RXh are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) Cambridge South plant, the recipient of J.D. Power’s 2014 Platinum Plant Quality Award, Worldwide. For more information about Lexus products, and Lexus’ pursuit of perfection, visit: www.lexus.ca.