2010 Lexus GX 460 : Off-road agility, On-road comfort
Lexus has introduced an all-new GX 460 luxury
utility vehicle for 2010 that is powerful, efficient, quieter and
luxurious. The 2010 GX 460 achieves all of these significant
developments while its 12 standard airbags and the available
Pre-Collision System help enhance safety.
Positioned between the brand's LX570 premium luxury utility vehicle
and RX350 models, the 2010 GX460 combines “right sized” midsize
packaging with family-friendly comfort and premium craftsmanship.
The GX 460 has a standard seven-passenger configuration. Built with
rugged body-on-frame construction, the 2010 GX 460 is also equipped
with full-time four-wheel drive and the advanced Kinetic Dynamic
Suspension System (KDSS) to help provide both exceptional on-road
ride handling and true off-road capability.
GX 460 is powered by an all-new 4.6-liter V8 that is both powerful
and efficient. The engine produces 301 horsepower and 44.7 KgM. of
peak torque, and is teamed to a six-speed automatic transmission
with sequential shift.
The GX 460 provides a 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 also feature a
60/40 walk-in function to access the standard power fold-flat third
row seats. The rear door window uses a flip-up glass panel for added
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 luxury options are semi-aniline leather, a heated steering
wheel, and heated outer second-row seats.
The GX 460 comes equipped with standard full-time four-wheel drive
using an electronically controlled transfer case and a TORSEN®
torque-sensing center differential. The TORSEN differential
distributes power 40:60 under most driving conditions and changes
the ratio as needed based on steering input and wheel slip. The
ability to change to a 30:70 ratio during steering maneuvers helps
enhance vehicle tracking through curves. If the rear wheels spin,
the center differential can change the ratio to 50:50 to help
control the slippage. The TORSEN differential also helps make the GX
460 less prone to slippage caused by sudden changes in road-surface
conditions, such as driving through a puddle or over an ice patch.
The 2010 Lexus GX 460 is one of the few premium brand luxury utility
vehicles that can deliver genuine trail driving capability.
Combining that capability with Lexus luxury and on-road performance
makes it even more exceptional.
Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is standard on the GX 460.
By adjusting roll resistance provided by the front and rear
stabilizer bars, KDSS can reduce maximum body-roll angle by as much
as 50 percent to help enhance both on-road handling response and
Using hydraulic cylinders acting on each stabilizer bar and linked
by a pressure-sensing valve, KDSS reduces the degree of roll
stiffness provided by the stabilizer bars in response to changing
road conditions and driver inputs. Because KDSS allows the
stabilizer bars to disengage in certain situations like off-road
driving, the nominal stiffness of the bars can be notably increased
to help reduce body-tilt and improve on-road handling. During
on-road cornering, when both front and rear cylinders are
compressed, no fluid flows in the system and the stabilizer bars
work conventionally to help reduce body lean. In off-road driving
situations, KDSS allows the wheels on each axle to move with a
larger degree of side-to-side independence, helping to minimize any
tendency for wheel lift.
In addition to KDSS, the 2010 Lexus GX 460 offers Crawl Control a
new technology that helps make driving off-road easier. The Crawl
Control feature automatically modulates the throttle and brake,
allowing the driver to concentrate on steering. Crawl Control is
also useful for helping to free the vehicle from sand, mud or snow.
Another interesting feature available for the first time in a Lexus
is the Multi-terrain Monitor which provides nearly 360 degree view
of what is going on around the vehicle. It displays upto six images
from the front camera, left and right door mirror cameras and rear
Lexus vehicles are brought to you in Oman by the Saud Bahwan Group.
In Oman, every Lexus vehicle comes with special benefits and
privileges such as 6 years unlimited extended mileage protection –
AMAN BAHWAN and Lexus Prestige Club Card that offers 24 hours
on-road assistance from AAA.
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