Making the updated version of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 expands the vehicle’s range. The new model will be a completely off-road capable vehicle, whether you need it to be or not, but what is more important is that it offers interior comfort and also comes with great road manners and feels great when you are on the road. The updated brought to this car are supposed to make it a better draw compared to before and to also bring in some more popularity to the brand.
In terms of the Lexus pinup, the GX 460 is slotted just below the full-size Lexus LX 570. It will be using the same kind of platform which is used for the foreign-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicles. Although it is in a way related to the Toyota 4Runner it still packs a V-8 engine and is much stronger than the 4Runner’s V-6 choice. But what is the greatest advantage of the Lexus SUV is its GX marking which brings in some very luxurious interior refinements which come the form of a very comfortable inside, further prompted with advanced technology. Add to that a luxury exterior and you get a perfect combination for the 2017 Lexus GX 460 car which is something you will not see in any other truck-based SUV on the market.
In recent times it has become hard to sell “tough truck” off-roaders and the GX 460 does not have the fuel economy rates to back up the needs of the public and also the more road-bound crossover style which people are looking for now. But with the 2017 updates they are planning to get closer to the needs of the public by offering a lot better interior and much smoother driving capacity. It might just surprise everyone with the offered setup that is prepared now.
2017 Lexus GX 460 Exterior Remake
The exterior design of the 2017 Lexus GX 460 is pretty unique compared to some of the other crossovers from the segment. It is based on the brawny-looking 4Runner model but it does not show characteristics as other models in the segment do. It is not as brawny and is not as rugged as you would think it is. They manage to blend the exterior design in a much more organic way which is framed much more gentle than you could expect it to be. This is partially owed to the brand’s L-Finesse designs that use a “machined steel bar” theme, which result in a much more sculptured look for the car with some solid and yet straightforward pieces of design placed around the car. This does separate the car from the rest of the models in the segment and makes for a much suitable car for a new modern era.
The front end of the GX 460 has the brand’s familiar “spindle” grille design placed on the front, which you can see in the majority of Lexus models. Around it there are some large headlamps which conclude the look for the front end very nicely. The front also adds some chrome elements and adds some very aggressive looking air dams placed in the bumper just to up the situation a bit. But the rear end of the car gives it a more conservative and a cleaner look. It has a wide design and incorporates some tall taillights in the back. The side of the vehicle gives us a traditional truck-like profile and it is established by an imposing beltline and some carved out fenders.
As for the design on the inside, the 2017 Lexus GX 460 has what they describe a tough premium design. It combines both the rugged elements that you would expect to get from a car like this and uses them to enhance the quality and comfort by adding some luxurious ones. You will get a mixture of chunky trim pieces and door handles that you would get in a truck and will comebitn them with some soft and luxurious materials that go with it. The design of the instrument-panel design is upright and uses a horizontal-bar theme which runs the length of the dash and at the same time assures the toughness of the car. Compared to other Lexus models, the look and the layout of the car is rather more upright than you would see elsewhere.
Overall, the look and the feel of the interior of the GX 460 has a much better design and a perfect layout of the controls. It is not at all cluttered as you would think of it The steering wheel is redesigned and perfectly positioned, the center stack has and gauge layout is pretty clear to see and use. The seating position is relatively high compared to the window line and allows for great outward visibility. The front seats are very comfortable and padded and they provide great support for the driver. The second row of seats is first of all very room and secondly it can be split so you can adjust it based on your personal needs and legroom.
Powertrain Capability and Specs
Underneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus GX 460, we are going to find a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. It is a good kind of a powertrain which will motivate the truck in all sort of off-road situations. It does not provide as nimble ride as you would want from it on the highway but does manage to get what you need from it in most of the circumstances. The output comes to 301 horsepower and it can also enable the car to reach 0-60 mph in just 7.8 seconds. The powertrain also comprises of a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic which prompts the fuel economy to be around 15 mpg city, 20 highway, 17 combined. The EPA ratings are not as favorable as you would want this car to be but it is still a truck based crossover.
Release Date and Price
The model makes an appearance at the first quarter of the year and the anticipated 2017 Lexus GX 460 is soon going to be available for sale. As far as the release date goes we can expect it to be around February and it will mark the beginning of sales for the new model. You can get it for a base MSRP rate of 50,780 USD or for 62,155 USD for the four-door Luxury trim offer.