According to reports the 2016 Lexus GX 460 will be the final body on frame model for the luxury brand. For future models the GX 460 and the LX models will find themselves replaced by a uni-body design that will decrease the overall weight by upwards of 20%. This will not deter from the vehicle’s level of performance in any way. Given that the Lexus GX 460 has been in production since 2002, consumers can safely expect for the latest offering to display a great deal of change and growth for the line. It can also be expected that the 2016 Lexus GX 460 will continue to follow the recipe of a great engine that is wrapped within a body on frame construction that perfectly marries comfort and ruggedness.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs
As far as the engine of the vehicle, there will be a minor improvement made to the ECU as a measure of increasing its fuel efficiency. Due to the enhancement, the 2016 Lexus GX 460 will be able to supply auto buyers with a return of upwards of 25 miles per gallon on the highway and 16 miles per gallon in the city. This is accomplished all while delivering the same amount of impeccable performance as before. Under the hood, consumers will find a 4.6 liter V-8 that will deliver a maximum output that is estimated to be 310 horsepower and 329 pounds per feet of torque. The projected specifications would make the 2016 model definitively more powerful than its previous engine option. The unit is said to be smartly mated with the same automatic six speed transmission as the previous model. Additionally, the unit will be coupled with four wheel drive with lockable differentials in the back and front along with a limited slip differential in the middle.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Redesign Exterior and Interior
This will be one of the best models. Within the cabin of the vehicle, there will be the very same level of comfort and offering of equipment as before. The interior will host leather as well as a premium audio system and satellite navigation as a standard. The navigation system for the 2016 model will be different than the one found within the current model. Consumers will also be provided with a dual zone climate control system and a medium sized moon roof within the vehicle’s base model.
Overall, the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 will not present to consumers within the automotive market with a great amount of changes. It will appear virtually unchanged, in all actuality. It will be the last version that will host off-road rims and all terrain tires, and the front and rear bumper will appear chunkier. The interior has been described as rugged while the rock rails on the sides have become integrated into the skirts.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
The 2016 Lexus GX 460 is said to be set for a release at some point this year. The base price for the vehicle is said to be firmly planted in the neighborhood of $50,000. This pricing will make it more expensive than its closet European competitors. Upon its release, this comfortable yet rugged vehicle is said to be able to impress even the most discerning automotive consumers.