2009 Lexus GX470: Its days are numbered
The arrival of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner meant that a luxury-badged cousin would soon follow. Sure enough, Toyota has announced that the new 2010 Lexus GX460 will be among the array of vehicles to be shown next week at China's Auto Guangzhou 2009 show. As the nomenclature would suggest, the next-gen GX will be powered by a 4.6-liter V8, which is rumored to make 300 horsepower in the GX460, a 37-hp bump over the 4.7-liter V8's output in the current vehicle (shown above).
According to scuttlebutt posted to ClubLexus.com following last year's New York City dealer meeting, we should look for the new GX to arrive in January 2010 with styling that borrows heavily from the full-sized LX570 SUV and electrically-folding third row seating. We'll keep our eyes peeled for photos and additional info, but in the meantime you can check out Toyota's brief PR after the jump.
TMC to Exhibit 45 Vehicles at Auto Guangzhou 2009
Tokyo-TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces it will display 45 concept and production vehicles, in separate Toyota and Lexus brand booths, at the 7th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition (also known as Auto Guangzhou 2009), to be held at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center from November 23 to 30. The theme for the two booths is "The Environment, Safety, and the Future".
The Lexus "GX460", a midsize SUV, will make its world premiere at a press briefing scheduled for November 23. Also on display for Lexus will be the "ES240" and other models. The Toyota display will include the new "Crown", which will go into production and go on sale in China in December this year, the third-generation "Prius" and the "Camry Hybrid".
Furthermore, through the display of concept vehicles such as the short-distance, compact commuter "FT-EV", hybrid sports car "FT-HS" and urban plug-in hybrid vehicle "Hi-CT", TMC aims to present its proactive approach toward limiting CO2 emissions and addressing the diversification of energy sources.