2020 Lexus GX 460 Adds Standard Lexus Safety System+ and New Off-Road FeaturesBlog Jun 18th, 2019
- Striking styling inside and out with revised spindle grille, premium triple-beam LED headlights, distinctive interior trims
- Additional Off-Road features including Multi-Terrain Select for enhanced excursion capability
- Standard Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) on all trims, completing standard active safety on all Lexus models
TORONTO, ON – June 18, 2019 – The 2020 Lexus GX strengthens its authentic SUV identity with upgrades to performance and styling. Drivers will appreciate both peace of mind and looking stylish whether downtown or on road trips. And thanks to all-new off-road features including Multi-Terrain Select, tackling tough terrain is equally as easy. Adding extra peace of mind is GX’s now standard Lexus Safety System+, completing Lexus’ milestone of equipping all models with standard active safety equipment.
Versatility best describes the luxurious three-row GX. It’s not only engineered for all kinds of terrain including extreme off-road conditions, it also displays exceptional attention to detail throughout and seating for up to seven passengers.
The 2020 GX adds a more powerful yet elegant impression aligned with Lexus’ new design language. The signature spindle grille gives it a distinctive, standout style. Paired with the grille are new standard Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps that accent the grille’s style.
Lexus continues to bring the latest features and thinking to all vehicles, with ongoing attention to detail and craftsmanship for our customers.
Ideal for On and Off Road
A dual-purpose luxury vehicle, GX 460 can go from a short work commute in the city, to a long family vacation deep in the Rocky Mountains. The standard engine is a 301-horsepower 4.6-litre V8 producing 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Combine that with a 6,500-lb. towing capacity, and you’ve got an ideal boat hauler. Towing is aided with Trailer Sway Control, a function of the Vehicle Stability Control that enhances straight-line tracking.
Handcrafted Details and Hand-Selected Materials
Elegance is standard on the GX 460. Standard features include a wood and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, crafted exclusively with hand-selected materials. The GX’s semi-aniline leather is dyed completely through, unlike most leathers with conventional surface dyes. New for 2020, all grades are equipped with an elegant Gray Sapele Wood with Aluminum trim.
The GX comes in five vibrant exterior colors —Starlight Black Mica, Starfire Pearl, Nebula Grey Pearl, Atomic Silver and Nightfall Mica. The GX interior is available in the following four colors: Black, Sepia, Ecru and Rioja Red.
Control of the Road
Utilizing the technology of the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), the GX 460 enhances – handling and ride comfort by helping to keep the vehicle level in both on and off-road conditions. When the GX encounters an uneven surface, one compressed cylinder causes fluid to flow to the other cylinder, helping the vehicle to keep all four wheels on the ground. The system works without any action needed by the driver.
Another asset of the GX for on-road smoothness is the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system. The AVS uses electronically controlled dampers that adjust to road surface conditions. The driver can tailor the ride by selecting from Normal, Sport, or Comfort modes.
Four-Wheel Active Traction
With a full-time automatic all-wheel drive system, the Lexus GX 460 is at home on the backcountry trails as it is in the mall parking lot.
A TORSEN® torque-sensing limited slip center differential distributes power 40:60 front to rear under most driving conditions and changes the ratio as needed based on wheel slip. The four-wheel drive system offers a low range for slow speed off-road driving, and the center differential can be electronically locked.
The two-speed transfer case with low range is supported by a wide array of chassis control technology. With Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Crawl Control, the GX can roam unpaved roads, trails, and steep inclines with confidence.
Enhancing GX’s already capable skillset when the pavement ends are new available off-road technologies such as Lexus’ Multi-Terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors with driver and passenger cameras; Crawl Control; and Multi-Terrain Select.
With five modes to choose from, the available Multi-terrain Select system regulates wheelspin by automatically adjusting the engine throttle and brakes, helping improve traction. Demanding off-road situations necessitate constant awareness of all surroundings. With the Multi-terrain Monitor and Panoramic View Monitors, front passengers can view front, rear, and side camera views on the navigation screen
Crawl Control – Advanced Technology
Activated with the press of a button, the available Crawl Control system is designed to automatically maintain an optimal slow and steady pace over demanding landscapes. Crawl Control is designed for driving on difficult terrain at low speeds and automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings, so drivers can keep their focus on steering through difficult terrain.
Engaged when the vehicle is in low range, Crawl Control allows the vehicle to move forward or in reverse at one of five driver-selectable low-speed settings. Crawl Control also engages the front and rear “virtual” locking differentials to help reduce tire slippage and optimize chassis behavior. Crawl Control can also help the driver navigate the GX 460 through sand, mud, or snow.
The Lexus multimedia system on the GX offers a customizable home screen that can display three sections simultaneously. The available Navigation System’s three-dimensional map view makes it an even more effective driving partner. Rear seat passengers can power their mobile devices thanks to two additional USB ports, bringing the GX’s total to four.
The Lexus GX 460 is equipped to handle today’s modern family and is designed to help them arrive in style, comfort, and safety wherever their adventures lead.
Bolstering this mission is the addition of the Lexus Safety System+ suite of technologies that is now standard on the entire 2020 Lexus vehicle lineup. Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
From advanced lane assistance technology to intuitive high beams that offer added illumination to help keep you focused on the road ahead, this integrated suite of active safety equipment brings us one step closer to a world without accidents.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Lexus Safety System+ includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that’s designed to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions. Should it detect a potential frontal collision, it prompts the driver to take evasive action and may automatically prepare Brake Assist for increased brake force and, in some cases, can even automatically brake the vehicle to a stop.
- Lane Departure Alert
Lane Departure Alert is designed to provide an alert if an inadvertent lane departure is detected.
- Automatic High Beams
To help provide greater visibility for the driver, as well as fellow drivers, this system offers added illumination to help keep the GX’s driver focused on the road. When the road ahead is clear, the system defaults to high-beam mode, then temporarily switches to low beams when it detects the headlamps or taillamps of vehicles ahead.
- High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
This system uses radar and camera technology to help you maintain a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead. If a driver gets closer than the preset distance, the throttle is automatically reduced, and the brakes may automatically be applied. As soon as the road ahead clears, the GX returns to its preset speed.
Source: Lexus Canada