Lexus introduced the latest model of the 2021 Lexus GX 460 model on Tuesday as an update from the previous model which has been untouched for five years. One that looks very striking from the Lexus GX 460 model is the size of a large grille similar to the BMW X7 grill. The Lexus GX 460 will go on sale starting at the US $52,505
Toyota’s premium car division, Lexus has just introduced the latest model of the GX 460 SUV or GX 460 2021 model. Although not yet officially launched, but this car is predicted to be launched this year. So what has changed compared to the previous version?
Broadly speaking, the Lexus GX 460 2021 model is not much different from the Lexus GX which come in 2009 and facelift in 2014. This is because the Lexus GX 460 2021 model is still limited in facelift and the status of all is new.
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Unlike modern crossovers, the 2021 Lexus GX 460 has a traditional body-on-frame construction. Which is the body in a frame or chassis? With construction like this, the GX 460 is able to bulldoze heavy terrain that may not necessarily be done by luxury SUVs that cost more.
The secret of the ability of the Lexus GX 460 to climb the steep road in the hills is a full-time four-wheel drive. That is, all the wheels move together all the time. In normal driving, the distribution of torque is 40 percent for the front wheels and 60 percent for the rear.
On a normal road, this feature will limit the symptoms of a wobbly body, although it still allows maximum wheel articulation when entering heavy terrain. GX 460 also comes with other advanced features. Namely Downhill Assist Control, that can maintain vehicle speed when going down a steep road.
Not to mention sustained feature called Crawl Control, which modulates the gas and brake pedals so that the vehicle speed remains constant. You could say this feature is a kind of special cruise control for off-road terrain.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Interior
It is clear that this twin Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is very capable of bulldozing heavy terrain like a military vehicle. But the ability design in such a way without sacrificing the luxury that is characteristic of Lexus. However, you not too surprising if you first look at the cabin that seems ‘old school’.
It’s just that this is not a bad thing. Lexus deliberately designed a more conservative and symmetrical dashboard layout, far from the impression of a modern car. It may look boring, but functionally, some buttons are easy to reach and operate. The new luxurious impression like thanks to the high-quality leather wrapping on all of its seven seats. Combined with quality materials, the SUV’s cabin promises comfort for the driver and passengers.
As the name implies, the GX 460 features a 4.6 liter V8-powered V8 powered engine and 329 lb-ft of torque. That much power and torque channeled via a six-speed automatic transmission. For fuel consumption (gasoline) is at 6.3 km/liter in urban areas and 8.5 km/liter on the freeway. If it is about, the figure is 7.2 km/liter. For off-road capabilities, the GX never needs to be doubted. Engine performance deserves thumbs up because besides being responsive this car is very smooth and has a big torque.
4.6-liter V8 engine
For the New Lexus GX 460 model runway, it comes with a 4.6-liter V8 engine. With a maximum power of 301 hp and a maximum torque of 446 Nm. The 6-speed automatic transmission support with a Torsen differential, a two-speed transfer case and four-wheel drive.
2021 Lexus GX 460 Changes
Major changes offered by the New Lexus GX 460 model are more focused on technology, although there are also some changes in the exterior and interior design. The front grille still forms the same pattern typical of the Lexus but with a different design and size. Now more modern with a very large and dominating size, similar to the BMW X7’s Kidney’s Grill which is also large and much-criticized although in the end it remains appreciated. As new as the large grille size, the design of the new headlamps with the new triple-beam LED headlamps.
Luxurious Features and Classy Look
For consumers who want a different look, the Lexus GX 460 is also available. The Sport Design Package is optional with the addition of several new components such as an exclusive bottom surround grille, sporty rearview mirror, rear diffuser, matte black exhaust, and different taillights, two new USB ports in the line second so that the total number of USB ports in the cabin is four. Adding to the impression of luxury 19-inch rims fitted with a metallic metal coating.
There are seven exterior colors of the 2021 Lexus GX 460 model that consumers can choose from, namely Starfire Pearl, Atomic Silver, Nebula Gray Pearl, Nightfall Mica, Fire Agate Pearl, Black Onyx, and Claret Mica. As for the interior, there are four color choices available namely Black, Sepia, Ecru, and Rioja Red colors with black headliners.
About safety, this is a major change in the Lexus GX 460 2021 model. Also compare to the previous version. Similar to other recent Lexus cars, with Lexus Safety System + technology as a standard Lexus safety system. Consisting of Intelligent High Beams, Lane Departure Alert, Pre-collision System. With Pedestrian Detection and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
When it comes to luxury and durability in the long run, the Japanese brand named Lexus has been recognized worldwide. Well, a reliable vehicle model to meet the above criteria is 2021 Lexus GX 460. Is that right? When it comes to luxury, many people might agree. But for the matter of off-road capability, some circles may still be asking questions. But through testing conducted by the Autoguide team, you can get a clear picture.