2016 Lexus GX 460 is reported to be the last body on frame because there is a big rumor that both LX models and this car will be replaced with new developed uni-body design language that is able to cut the weight for more than 20% without giving any bad impact for the high-speed performance. It is no doubt that GX is the car with better off-road capability yet it is a luxury crossover. The car will be tested to perform in all road conditions.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Exterior and Interior
2016 Lexus GX 460 seems will not get any radical changes to attract more buyers because the car receives the same way with a great engine for its body construction. We should admit that this car has comfortable design. There is the same level of equipment and comfort inside the car as the previous model but it is reported that 2016 Lexus GX 460 will be supported by climate control system such as dual zone control and there is medium sized moon-roof for the base version. The navigation gets a little bit improvement with the new antenna to increase the efficiency. There will be no revolutionary changes but there will be off-road rims with bulkier rear and front bumper and there is steel shied to protect from rocks for 2016 Lexus GX 460.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Specs
Based on the report, the car will not get any engine options. One engine is installed which is V8 engine 4.6 liter in order to generate the output for about 310 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque which is more powerful than the previous 2016 Lexus GX 460. This engine basically has received small improvement especially for the ECU to enhance the fuel consumption. In this version, the car could return for more than 25 mpg on highway and 16 mpg in city but with the same level of performance. To support, the company adds the same 6-speed auto but with low and high hears in order to give better off-road capability. It is coupled for four-wheel drive system but it has lockable differentials for both front and back and there is limited slip differential for the middle. With this system, it is not surprising that the car has much better performance than the competitors especially for the off-road capability.
2016 Lexus GX 460 Release Date and Price
The car has been designed since 2002 and of course it will be the last model that will be released in 2015 with the price tag for about $49,085 for the base version of 2016 Lexus GX 460.