• Nov 23, 2009
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Adding one last bit of important information to the release they issued Sunday, Lexus today announced pricing for its second-generation 2010 Lexus GX460 SUV. As we told you yesterday, the 2010 GX460 will (for the first time) be available in two trim levels. The base model will start at an MSRP of $51,970, and the Premium will start at $56,765. Neither figure includes the obligatory $875 delivery, processing and handling fee. The public will get its first glimpse of the newest midsize luxury SUV next week at the 2009 LA Auto Show.

No pricing was given for options, which include two packages and several standalone extras, but you can read about some of the standard features in the press release we've pasted after the jump. We'll have our own first impression of this vehicle for you very soon and plenty more photos and thoughts when we see it next week in Los Angeles



[Source: Lexus]

PRESS RELEASE

Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2010 GX 460

  • On Display for the First Time in North America at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
  • New 4.6-Liter Engine and 301-hp V8 with Six Speed Transmission
  • New Standard Power Fold-Flat Third Row and 10 Airbags

TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2009) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Prices (MSRP) for the all-new, second generation 2010 GX 460 luxury utility vehicle which will
arrive at dealerships beginning in late December. For the first time, the GX will be offered in two grades,
base, which will carry an MSRP of $51,970, and Premium which will be priced at $56,765. The MSRP
does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875. The all-new GX 460 will be on display
for the first time in North America at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December.

The second generation GX 460 that is more powerful, more efficient and more luxurious will be
powered with an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine. The engine will produce 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of
peak torque. It is teamed with an efficient six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift that helps
provide the best-in-class V8 fuel economy. Combined city/highway fuel economy is improved by
13 percent to an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. The GX 460 has an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city and 20 mpg
highway.

In addition to the powerful engine, the GX 460 brings more versatile interior. The second row
seat slides 4.1 inches fore/aft to maximize passenger and cargo carrying ability. The foldable and reclining
second row seats feature a 60/40 walk-in function to access the standard power fold-flat third row seats.
A new center console design offers the driver more storage and functionality.

Luxury is enhanced in the GX 460 with a quieter cabin, as well as new additional standard
features and options. Heated and ventilated front seats, class leading 10 airbags, rear back-up camera
(without Navigation), Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and full-time four-wheel drive are all
standard on the GX 460. Safety features available include the Pre-Collision System, wide-view front and
side cameras, Lane Departure Alert and Intelligent High Beam. Among the new luxury options are semi-
aniline leather, a heated steering wheel and heated outer second-row seats.

The exterior of the GX 460 demonstrates new convenience and styling features such as the rear
glass hatch for easier access to the cargo area, integrated rear door handle and rear spoiler with
integrated wiper. The GX color palette is also revised and includes two all-new colors: Knight's Armor
and Claret Mica.

Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™ is an all-new telematics system available by subscription.
Lexus Safety Connect is standard on all GX 460, while Lexus Enform is only available with navigation-
equipped vehicles. Complimentary one-year trial subscriptions of Lexus Enform with Safety Connect are
included. The Lexus Enform and the Safety Connect response center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week – every day of the year.

Lexus Insider™, a complimentary, opt-in service available without a subscription, is also standard
on Lexus Enform equipped GX 460 vehicles. The service offers in-vehicle audio casts with useful vehicle
tips and event information, as well as insights into exclusive owners' benefits. As part of the Lexus Enform
navigation platform, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather TM are available via individual XM ®
subscriptions. All XM services include a complimentary 90-day trial subscription.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      come on toyota, you are making Acura's look good now. This thing, the venza, the lexus gh250, all ugly. Even jdm life hates it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The grill is...well,how do I put this?

      Really,really bad and stupid looking.What ever happened to the signature grills theat the Lexus' had?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's new but it already looks aged.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and why would I buy this compared to it's competitors?.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      U G L Y
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing has the aesthetic appeal of a china cabinet and the aerodynamic efficiency of one, as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hideous. Only for the brain dead with more money than taste.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A more upscale 4Runner.
      allaman
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am surprised that Lexus did not switch it to a car-based platform which could seat seven and get better mileage. I know this vehicle *can* make it offroad, but I would be curious to see genuine statistics as to how many are actually driven offroad (cite your ref before you respond with a blanket 0%).
        • 5 Years Ago
        @allaman
        0%

        You want a reference? Go to your local COSTCO parking lot and see how many of these SUVs have dirty tires. Also see at how many chins the driver has, if it is more than one that is your explanation for owning an SUV.


        On the side note, while i do make fun of fat people i do want to point out that i am a rather husky and big bones at the same time myself.

        • 5 Years Ago
        @allaman
        I suspect most never see anything more challenging than parking on the grass at the soccer game. But I do take my 4Runner offroad (same frame as the GX).
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I had a family and i wanted the best in luxury, technology, comfort, reliability, great build quality...i would not look no further then this Lexus.


      Im goin to have to get used to the front end but teh rest of it looks good.

      The interior looks awesome and high tech...something which is not expressed on the outside. Seem as tho you step in and you in a different car. Lexus interiors have always been top notch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        "Lexus interiors have been sub-par to their luxury counterparts for a while now. Brand icon is not a proper bow for plasticy crap interiors and hideous exterior."

        I have to disagree with that. I think BMW and MB both have pretty crappy interiors in many of their cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Matthew, Shane, Shane, Matthew... what's the difference?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        It's obvious you work for TYoyleta....
        and this Lexus is FUGLY !!!
        matthew
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Merlot66,

        As far as I can tell, you've got only one problem:

        YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CARS!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        matthew

        As far as I can tell you have SEVERAL problems, mainly you are a racist moron and you think you know something about economics. Explain to me again how it better for the American economy to buy a Toyota than a Ford. Let me think, Toyota builds 7 of their 28 models here, and the rest are built in Japan while Ford builds 20 of their 26 models in America and the rest are built in Canada or Mexico through NAFTA. Go ahead start explaining.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Lexus interiors have been sub-par to their luxury counterparts for a while now. Brand icon is not a proper bow for plasticy crap interiors and hideous exterior.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        "An RX is well-built and reliable too, and is better in every respect than this thing."

        The RX is a cross-over, so it is better in some ways and worse in others. The RX has basically no offroad capability. The GX has excellent offroad capability within the limits of its geometry (length, width, and angles). The GX also has good towing capacity. If you're not going to take the GX offroad or tow, then yes there are other choices to consider.

        And yes, some of us take our expensive SUVs offroad -- I have a 4Runner Limited (same frame as the GX) that I take offroad on a regular basis.

        But it is incorrect to say that the RX is "better in every way."
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Let's see... no luxury or comfort because of the bouncy truck ride and handling combined with the super-small interior yielding space to heavy off-road mechanical components.

        "Technology" and live axles do not belong in the same paragraph.

        I suppose that leaves you with build quality and reliability. An RX is well-built and reliable too, and is better in every respect than this thing. It's even a Toyota, so mindless Toyota fanboys can like it too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Hmmm... I notice a few problems...
        1. Your SN is JDM life...
        2. You sound like you're 12...
        "...i would not look no further then this Lexus."
        "Im goin to have to get used to the front end"
        "Seem as tho you step in and you in a different car."
        3. You've posted practically the exact same thing like 3 times today.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        What are you talking about? The whole vehicle looks hideous from the outside through the inside. The interior looks very cheap, especially the center display. Lexus quality has gone down a lot the past years and this vehicle is just another example. What does this vehicle bring to the table that it's competitors do not? The answer is: NOTHING. Lexus is just becoming another Buick. It speaks volumes for Toyota as a whole.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is one of the true dinosaur still existing on the road today (and One Sorry Vehicle)

      Why people will shall out their hard earned money (maybe not, actually) for this hideous 'Lexus' is still a mystery.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh. This vehicle has the disadvantages of every other category of vehicle without the advantages of any of them.
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