Motorists increasingly rare move down from asphalt to dirt road, and in the near future, cars will be off-road thing of the past. Customers are primarily interested in the comfort and dynamics of the power plant. Equally influenced and growing fuel prices. In these circumstances, the Japanese automaker “Toyota Motors” announced a new generation of Lexus GX 460, which will be released in 2019-2020. The premium SUV achieved a high level of comfort without compromising the ability to move over rough terrain.
The outer form of the vehicle embodies the idea of L-finesse. Corporate style combines contradictory qualities: brutality conqueror of off-road refinement and sophisticated style. The new “Lexus» GX 460 2019-2020 year as its predecessor, is going on the platform Prado 150. A feature of the model is the frame body structure. Bow, according to the current style of the brand, designed in the form of an hourglass. The upper part of the “clock” takes a massive grille in chrome rim. The lower part – an extensive intake, covered with plastic mesh with the original pattern. Integrated thresholds represent a single embossed line from the front fender to the rear bumper of the fairing, as it were, to “break” the wheel arches. Aft is still very reminiscent of the “Prado”. Transparent ceiling taillights remained unchanged.
The interior space characterized by monumentality. Lexus GX 460 2019-2020 Interior of the Year – is a luxury, sophistication and modern technologies. The number of buttons and keys on the panel, center console, door panel and steering wheel makes the car look like on the interior cabin of the aircraft. The car is equipped with a 330-watt onboard multimedia “Mark Levinson” complex with a surround sound system from 9 speakers (in the top-end version – 17). Thin 8.5-inch touch screen slides out of the dashboard interior. Optional LCD-displays are set for the second row passengers. Seven-inch screens built into the headrests of the front seats.
The front panel has a two-tier architecture. The upper and lower segments separated by solid horizontal beam, in which are placed deflectors ventilation system and a round dial hours. The upholstery is made of high-quality leather with a large stitching on the seams. Exclusive interior adds inlaid mahogany.
Standard equipment includes three-zone climate control with the function of flavoring, heated all seats, ventilated front seats, electric driver and passenger seats, steering column and the pedal assembly, ten airbags and front side curtain airbags, front and rear Park Distance sensor system, a sunroof with electric mechanism. Cabin layout includes 5- and 7-seater versions. However, the third row is not very practical. Massive mechanism of folding the second row seats takes a lot of space.
Lexus GX 460 Parameters:
- length – 4805 mm;
- width – 1885 mm;
- height – 1845 mm;
- clearance – 215 mm;
- wheelbase – 2790 mm;
- curb weight minimum configuration – 2290 kg.
Standard wheels – R18, tire size – 265/60. Body – a two-volume five-door wagon.
“Lexus» GX 460 the year 2019-2020 comes with only one petrol power unit:
- V-shaped eight-cylinder engine: volume – 4,6 l, capacity – 297 liters. with maximum torque -. 446 Nm at 3 500 rev / min.
The motor is equipped with VVT-I – intelligent variable valve timing system. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle – 12 liters. Up to a hundred kilometers of the SUV accelerates in 8.3 seconds. Electronics limits the maximum speed to 180 km / h. Wheel drive transmission is equipped with a center differential, “Thorsen”. Transmission 6-speed automatic with electronic control. In normal driving 60 percent of the power of the motor is transmitted to the rear axle, 40 – on the front. Sensors monitor the quality of the road surface, depending on what processor reallocates optimally retarding torque and the wheel, if necessary. On rough terrain selection system is activated driving mode (MTS). The processor using the buttons on the steering wheel allows the driver to select one of four options movement: rocks, bumps, gravel or sand (mud).
The SUV is equipped with a huge amount of on-board electronic systems: ABS with integrated differential brake force distribution and emergency braking amplifier, active traction control, dynamic stability of the complex, the help system when driving and starting on a steep incline, as an assistant on a steep descent. The rear axle is equipped with pneumatic cushions Kinetic Dynamic original system (KDSS). Adaptive suspension Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with three functional modes securely holds the car in the corners, in difficult off-road situations, and prevents longitudinal body roll when braking and accelerating.