Lexus has rolled out the 2016 GX 460 SUV for the U.S. market. The model year update brings minor changes to the SUV, including availability of Lexus Enform Service Connect & Lexus Enform Remote, and addition of Sepia NuLuxe trim.
The Lexus Enform Service Connect allows customers to remotely view maintenance alerts, warning light notifications, diagnostic information, service campaign alerts and more via the MyLexusandBeyond iOS application or via LexusDrivers.com. The Lexus Enform Remote allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features like remote door lock/unlock, remote stop/start for the engine and climate control, vehicle finder, guest driver monitor, etc., using a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Both these features are free for the first year but will require paid subscription later.
Interior update includes only addition of the new Sepia NuLuxe trim. But apart from that, the 2016 GX 460 gets the same performance specifications and styling that are seen on the outgoing model.
This means the SUV is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine which generates 301 hp and 446 Nm of torque and this engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Full-time 4WD and Advanced Dynamic Control systems are standard. Moreover, with Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and the optional Crawl Control, the GX 460 offers a plethora of resources for an off-road trip. Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, power moonroof, and nine-speaker Premium Sound System with USB connectivity.
The GX 460 comes in three body trims: Standard, Premium and Luxury. The price for the base model starts at US$50,000. The SUV is currently in its second generation and is heavily influenced by the Toyota Prado, which is produced along with the GX 460 at Toyota’s Tahara Plant in Japan.