2016 Lexus GX 460 review, design, release date

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There were a lot of talks recently about this new upcoming 2016 Lexus GX 460. Most of the talks were related to the frame and body of this model. While some people claimed this car will be a body on frame type of car, others suggested that it will be a Uni-body type of car. It seems that we recently got an answer to this question. This redesigned SUV will come as a seven seat car that will be positioned and developed as a Uni-body type of car. It will come featuring a lot of other improvements besides this one. Changes in design, fuel economy, color range, weight and etc. are going to be made. This switch from body on frame to Uni-body type of car will bring significant weight reduction, it is estimated that it will bring about 20% weight decrease for this model which is a lot for this type of car.

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2016 Lexus GX 460 Engine and Specs

Powertrain for this car is still a bit of a doubt for us. Most of the claims say that under the hood of this car we will be able to see a 4.6 liter V8 engine that outputs about 310 horsepower and about 330 lb. –ft. of torque. However this engine was present in the previous model of GX 460 and some claim it will not be placed in this new one. Those rumors say that instead of that old motor we will now be able to see a 3.5 liter V6 that can produce 306 horsepower and 280 lb. –ft. of torque. So we see that the output for these two options is very similar, but this second one offers better fuel economy and better driving because of the enhancements made to framework and motor administration. Transmission that the motor will be paired with will be either six or eight speed one depending of the type of wheel drive. There are rumors that both FWD and AWD will be available.

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2016 Lexus GX 460 Design

This version will be a bit longer than its predecessor and it will come featuring new front grille design. LED lights will be present for this model and they are expected on both the front and rear side of the car. This car’s wheels will be a 20 inch alloy wheels that will be good for on and off-road terrains. On the inside this car will be a bit bigger than before thanks to the length increase. That means that it will be roomier and more comfortable for the passengers. Leather wrapped redesigned seats will be found on the inside and they will have optional heat control for higher trims. Dashboard will come featuring a 5 inch touchscreen that is used for controlling infotainment system.

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2016 Lexus GX 460 Release date and Price

This car’s price will be high but it reasonable when you look at all of the features it comes with. It will be around $53.000 for base model and higher for better trims. It should hit the markets at the end of 2015 or in the early 2016.

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