The all-new 2010 Lexus GX 460 Luxury SUV offers advanced power and luxury
with segment-leading fuel efficiency

    
    -  New 301-hp V8 with six-speed transmission
    -  Segment-leading fuel efficiency
    -  Segment-leading standard 10 airbags and available Pre-Collision System
    -  More versatile interior with a new standard power fold flat third row
       seats
    

TORONTO, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - Lexus has introduced an all-new, second-generation GX 460 luxury utility vehicle for 2010 that is more advanced, more powerful, more efficient, quieter and more luxurious than the GX 470 model it replaces. The 2010 GX 460 achieves all of these significant developments while its segment-leading 10 standard airbags and the available Pre-Collision System help enhance safety.

Positioned between the brand's LX 570 premium luxury utility vehicle and unibody-based RX crossover models, the 2010 GX 460 combines "right sized" midsize packaging with family-friendly comfort and premium craftsmanship. The GX 460 is unique with a standard seven-passenger configuration built upon a rugged body-on-frame construction; it is also standard-equipped with full-time four-wheel drive and the advanced Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) to help provide both exceptional on-road ride and handling and true off-road capability.

The 2010 Lexus GX 460 is powered by an all-new 4.6-litre V8 that is 14 per cent more powerful and 11 per cent more efficient than the 4.7-litre V8 it replaces. The new engine produces 301 horsepower and 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque, gaining 38 more horsepower over the previous generation. It is teamed to a new six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift. Combined city/highway fuel consumption improves by 11 percent to an estimated 12.1L/100km (vs. 13.6 in the 2009 GX 470) -- better than other V8 luxury utility vehicles and competitive with some six-cylinder models. The GX 460 has an estimated 14.1L/100km rating in the city and 9.8L/100km on the highway.

With the same vehicle wheelbase as the GX 470 it replaces, the 2010 GX 460 provides a more versatile interior. The second row seat slides 104.1 mm (4.1 inches) fore/aft to maximize passenger and cargo carrying ability. The foldable and reclining second row seats also feature a 60/40 walk-in function to access the standard power fold-flat third row seats; a Lexus first. The rear door window uses a flip-up glass panel for added convenience.

Luxury is enhanced in the 2010 GX 460 by an even quieter cabin, as well as new additional standard features and options. The 2010 GX 460 features standard heated and ventilated front seats for example. Among the new luxury options are semi-aniline leather, a heated steering wheel, and standard heated outer second-row seats. New multimedia features - both standard and optional - expand onboard family entertainment choices.

The 2010 Lexus GX 460 goes on sale at Lexus dealerships across Canada in early 2010.

SOURCE LEXUS

For further information: For further information: For full product details and specifications - including a full list of media contacts and digital images - please visit media.lexus.ca. Canadian drivers can go to www.lexus.ca for full details and images.

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