/2016 Lexus GX 460 Launched in America

2016 Lexus GX 460 Launched in America

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Lexus announced the launched of the 2016 modelyear GX full-size in the American market, boasting a new Sepia NuLuxe trim. Really, that is extent of what’s new about the 2016 Lexus GX. They deemed the rest of the car good enough not to need any further upgrade.

As the posh cousin of Toyota Land Cruiser, not only does Lexus GX come with a more blingy exterior featuring nicer colors, cooler wheels, and of course that Lexus spindle grille, the car is also chockfull of luxury, comfort, and technology features inside. For example, it has a dual-display multimedia navigation system with customizable home screen, kicking audio system, and full smartphone integration. You also get the Lexus Enform Destinations, Lexus Enform App Suite, and Lexus Enform Safety Connect, all optional.

But 2016 Lexus GX 460 is not just about the looks and features though. This thing is a highly capable SUV with a powerful 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine, full-time 4-wheel drive with an electronically controlled transfer case and a TORSEN torque-sensing limited slip center differential, plus Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and available Crawl Control. There really is no stopping it.

Since all Lexus buyers are crazy about options and equipment, here’s the full list of what you get with the latest iteration of Lexus GX:

Safety/Security Features

  • The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) includes 10 airbags: advanced driver and front passenger airbags; front seat-mounted side airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags; second-row seat-mounted side airbags (outboard), and roll-sensing side curtain airbags covering all three rows.
  • Active front headrests move up and forward almost instantly in the event of certain types of rear-end collisions.


  • Standard features include: 10-way power-adjustable, front seats; automatic dual-zone climate control; steering wheel audio controls; power moonroof; memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirror positions, and integrated HomeLink® transmitter.
  • The versatile passenger-side second row seat slides 5.3 inches fore/aft to maximize passenger and cargo carrying ability.
  • The foldable and reclining second row seats also feature a 60/40 walk-in function to access the available power fold-flat third row seats.
  • The rear hatch window has a flip-up glass panel for added convenience.
  • Standard Lexus nine-speaker Premium Sound System with iPod®/USB connectivity, Bluetooth hands free phone capability and music streaming, and an integrated SirusXM Satellite Radio receiver (complimentary 90-day trial subscription included).
  • Standard rear back-up camera displays images on the eight-inch audio display screen, or the optional navigation system’s LCD display.

Luxury Options

  • 17-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio system with 330-watts output at less than 0.1 percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), 7.1 channel architecture
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system includes two LCD screens, one in each of the front seat backrests, two wireless headphones, HDMI input, 12-volt connector in the rear console, and remote control. 
  • Comfort Package (GX460 only) includes heated/ventilated front seats, heated second row outboard seats, and three-zone automatic climate control for enhanced passenger comfort.
  • Driver Support Package (GX 460 Luxury) includes Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Driver Attention Monitor and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Lane Departure Alert; and Wide-view Front and Side Camera which is designed to enhance visibility in tight settings, such as parking garages, and to help the driver’s view around corners when pulling out of parking spaces into traffic or stopped at intersections and T-junctions; Crawl Control; Mark Levinson Audio System; Intelligent High Beams; and Navigation with eight-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, and more .
  • Intuitive Parking Assist helps the driver detect obstacles at the front, rear or corners of the vehicle and helps guide the GX into the garage or parking spaces. (Available on GX460; standard on GX 460 Premium and GX 460 Luxury).

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