Lexus, as a part of Toyota family, is using the platform of 4Runner SUV to build their luxurious version. It is a GX 460. Although it is packed with the best features this company offers, it is not the most luxurious vehicle in the class. There are also alternatives if you are looking for better price or off-road capabilities. Some SUVs are more comfortable and roomier. But the combination of all elements is giving the best luxury crossover oriented for an off-road drive, the 2019 Lexus GX 460.
Next season we will see the redesign of 2019 Lexus GX 460. Changes to this model include more luxury details. Price and release date is unknown yet. Due to its popularity, Lexus will probably launch it before the end of 2018. To keep existing users and lure new, pricing of the crossover will very likely remain the same.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Is Ready for Redesign or New Generation
The GX 460 is in its second generation. During 2002-2009 fans know it as GX 470. However, the crossover is 10 years old. It is time for changes. The redesign or next generation awaits. Is it going to happen with 2019 Lexus GX 460?
Both options are open. We can hear that changes are on the way, and redesign is certain. But, will it lead the GX 460 into a new generation and possible name change.
The GX line is well-known for its distinctive design. However, modern trends, especially in Lexus, will make it even more aggressive and appealing. Horizontal-bars grille is the first thing designers will change. With it, the complete front fascia will suffer modifications. Bumper, air vents, headlights, everything is going to get a new look.
The 2019 Lexus GX 460 will be more spacious. The vehicle was criticized because taller passengers lacked the room inside. With new seats and layout, it is about to change. Also, longer wheelbase after the redesign will help this luxurious SUV gain more comfort.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Engine Changes
While the 2019 Lexus GX 460 is getting a new shape, the engine room will keep its reliable V-8 powertrain. For the best off-road experience, the company will probably decide to keep the only engine it offers for GX crossover. Whatsoever, buyers don’t have to worry about it. Previous owners have only words of praise for a 4.6-liter unit.
It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. But, the 2019 Lexus GX 460 could use a 5-speed automatic gearbox we can find on its sibling, Toyota 4Runner. The output of 300 horses and 330 pound-feet of torque is guaranteed. A full-time all-wheel drive is one of the most impressive features in the entire system. It will make SUV take more fuel, but it won’t let it down in mud or on steep hill climbing.
2019 Lexus GX 460 Price and Release Date
Price range for the current edition of the luxurious crossover starts from $53,000. The Luxury version can cost over $70k. The new 2019 Lexus GX 460 will bring novelties. But, it will downgrade the base unit and keep the current price for the entry-level SUV.
The off-road vehicle is coming late in 2018, with possible dealership appearance even before 2019.