2016 Lexus GX will appear on the market, with minor cosmetic changes, compared to the current model. The current model is the only three-row SUV in the range of the brand. Some time will remain so, and what will be the fate of this model in the future, it remains to be seen. GX is a body-on frame SUV and belongs to the class of luxury vehicles. Since 2010 was not significantly altered appearance of the vehicle and the design of the current model is credited facelift from 2014.
The current model is set up on the same platform on which it is Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. 2016 model will get a new front fascia design, which highlight new Lexus spindle grille and a new design light clusters. Certain changes and improvements have been announced and for the interior of the vehicle.
2016 Lexus GX – Specs
Lexus GX is very popular with customers who want comfort, superior performance, with a certain touch of luxury. This model is the first choice of a large number of families. The reason is the possibility to transport large families with excellent comfort. Of course, customers who want a safe and reliable vehicle for his family, he will not make a mistake if choose the 2016 Lexus GX. In addition to comfort, the vehicle offers, and class leading cargo space, as well as outstanding off-road performance.
Luxury class vehicles means, and a wide list of basic equipment, as well as premium quality, workmanship and modern interior systems. 2016 Lexus GX 460 SUV includes all of the above. This truth truck-based SUV is equipped at the top level. The interior is made from the finest materials, seats are automatically adjustable, and has a large number of benefits. Some of them are automatic air conditioning, sunroof, touch-screen display of the 8 ”, premium audio system, telescoping steering wheel, etc.
2016 Lexus GX will run the same unit, as well as the current model. It is a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 301 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and customers can choose version with FWD or AWD. This engine is extremely powerful and reliable. It is one of the reasons that the vehicle has excellent off-road performance. For this performance, assisted by a Torsen Differential Centre and Standard Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. However, the drawback of this engine is a bad fuel economy and high CO2 emissions. Just for this reason, the fate of this model, after 2016 is uncertain.
2017 Lexus GX Redesign or End of Production
Previously, speculates that the 2017 Lexus GX go through a complete redesign phase and that will begin with him era, the new generation of models. The redesign should include changing platforms, which would ensure the reduction of vehicle weight and increased space and comfort inside the cabin. The new design will enable better vehicle’s aerodynamics, and thus enable better EPA rating. Also, the 2017 GX should get a new range of power units which could improve fuel economy.
According to the latest information, future Lexus GX is uncertain. The company is considering the possibility of SUV models GX and LX withdrawn from production after 2016. Standards in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are becoming stricter, and the company is considering the possibility of regarding these models. As an alternative is mentioned a brand new seven-seater crossover model, Lexus TX. A final decision has not been made, and it remains to be seen whether the 2017 Lexus GX arrive completely changed, and the new standards or will get a successor in the form of a new 2017 Lexus TX SUV models.