Lexus officials hinted that the new 2016 Lexus GX 460 is going to be the last body on frame. All other Lexus models will have a new uni-body design. Uni-body design will reduce the car’s weight up to 20%. This increases the efficiency of the car and a better weight to power ratio. The GX 460 heavier weight is advantageous in rough terrain and helps keep the car stable. Weight reduction has its own advantage as it allows more room for interior design while keeping the car’s dimension intact. If you are looking for a luxury car that will have handle both off-road and tarmac properly 2016 Lexus GX 460 is the car for you. Here is a detailed breakdown of the car.
2016 Lexus GX 460: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2016 Lexus GX 460 will feature standard LED headlights and tail lights configured exactly like the IS. Its body will be longer compared to the 2015 model. This translates to more leg room and more carriage. Lexus will make some adjustments to its body, increasing the aerodynamics of the car. Its front bumper will be a single huge plate fitted with huge grill. Compared to the 2015 model, there won’t be tones of changes the looks of the exterior.
Inside the cabin we expect greater levels of comfort associated with the Lexus name. Lexus is known to design their cars with high end leather and with the 2016 GX 460 model we expect the same. Triple climate control will be included giving the passengers better climate control. Satellite navigation is also fitted giving the precise location of the car and better driving experience. The front seats will is electricity and also come with heating. Since the car will be longer, more leg room for the back passenger and bigger cargo bay. It will have a 6 inch touch screen display. An optional feature of screen added to the rear of the headrests of the front seat.
2016 Lexus GX 460: Engine and Fuel Economy
Lexus hasn’t yet released the details of the engine, but going by previous years, this is what we expect in this model. The most probable replacement of its previous is a 3.5 liter V8 engine capable of producing 306 horsepower and 280 lb of torque. Lexus has been remodeling engine in the older models and including hybrid option. This is also expected with the engine of the new Lexus GX 460.Better fuel efficiency and a much quieter engine the result. The transmission will come in two different variations with one being a 6 speed all wheel drive and an 8 speed rear wheel model. The engine will fall in line with other cars in this class. Its engine is expected to deliver 25mpg on the highway.
2016 Lexus GX 460: Release Date and Price
The price of the 2016 Lexus GX 460 will hasn’t been communicated. Comparing to the statistics of previous models it is set to be under $ 50 000. We expect it to cost lesser than previous models since it is the last body on frame Lexus. The price might shift up with the inclusion of more customization of the car. 2016 Lexus GX 460 is expected to go on sale during late 2015 or during the start of 2016. If you are looking for a middle range SUV this is the car for you.