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Lexus 2nd Generation Luxury SUV

Posted on May 14, 2010 in Lexus | Write a review


Placed among the uni-body based RX models as well as LX 570 premium luxury utility car brand, the 2010 GX 460 is a perfect family-friendly premium and comfort craftsmanship vehicle in “right sized” mid-size package. The configuration of GX 460 is a standard seven-passenger vehicle. Constructed with rugged body frame, the 2010 GX 460 is equipped with full-time four-wheel drive. It is also installed with advanced Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) to give an exceptional on-road ride as well as handling true off-road potential.

The 2010 Lexus GX 460 is runs on an all-new 4.6-liter V8, wparthich is more efficient and powerful than its first the 4.7-liter V8 first. The new engine gives 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque with new six-speed automatic transmission along with successive shift. The combined highway/city fuel economy judged 17 mpg by the EPA has improved by 13 percent (vs. 2009 GX 470’s 15 mpg) – which is superior to other V8 luxury utility cars as well as few competent six-cylinder models. EPA-estimated of GX 460 is 20 mpg highway and 15 mpg city.

The 2010 GX 460 has same footprints as the GX 470, and the interior offers more versatile design plan. To make more cargo and passenger space, the second row seat glide 4.1 inches fore/aft. The reclining and foldable second row seats also boast a 60/40 walk-in purpose to approach the standard power to fold flat third row. For the convenience of the rear door window, flip up glass panel is fixed.

2010 GX 460 gets its luxury look and feel by additional optional as well as standard features and an even quieter and comfortable cabin. The 2010 GX 460, for instance, have standard features such as ventilated and heated front seats. In the new luxury options, heated outer second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and semi-aniline leather. As well, the new multimedia boasts – in both optional and standard– expands aboard family amusement selections.

Drivetrain/Engine/Performance/Transmission

The 2010 Lexus  GX 460 model gets its identification from its latest 4.6-liter V8 engine. The new 32-valve DOHC engine boasts aluminum alloy cylinder heads as well as block along with dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i). It controls valve timing as well as overlaps on both the exhaust and intake camshafts to optimize emissions, power, and fuel efficiency. (The last 4.7 had VVT only the intake of camshafts.) Even the peak torque is more for the new 4.6, up to 329 lb.-ft. at 3,500 rpm vs. the 4.7-liter engine’s 323 lb.-ft. at 3,400 rpm.

The new 4.6-liter V8 is build together with the six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, which advantageous for both fuel-economy and performance. The new transmission is placed in the same space as it was placed in the previous five-speed, though it boasts a higher top gear proportion. Relatively to last model, the heart of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 has made the drive more communicative and quieter. The towing capacity of the 2010 GX 460 is as same as the GX 470, 6,500-lb.

The GX 460 has a full-time four-wheel drive with standard feature of a TORSEN® torque-sensing center differential and an electronically controlled transfer case. Off-road driving presents a low range. Under most driving conditions, the TORSEN differential disseminates power 40:60 as well as alters the ratio as required based on wheel skid and steering input.

The capability to alter in 30:70 ratios during steering, guides vehicle chasing in the course of curves. For instance, if the rear wheels twirl, the center differential changes the ratio to 50:50 to in order to have power over the slippage. The TORSEN differential helps in making the GX 460 less susceptible to slippage induced by unexpected road-surface conditions changes, for example, driving by a puddle or else above an ice patch. For the 2010, the rear differential is been reinforced.



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