Lexus GX History

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Lexus GX 470The Lexus GX was introduced to the North American market in 2002 as the GX 470. The original GX was based on the J120 (Land Cruiser Prado) platform, while the second generation is based on the J150 Land Cruiser Prado platform.
Upon introduction of the 5th Generation 4Runner in 2010, the GX became the only Toyota/Lexus mid-sized SUV available with a V8 engine. In fact, the V8 (4.7L/4.6L) is the only engine available in the GX in North America.



In the 2004 model year, the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System became available as an option. KDSS enhances GX performance off-road by automatically adjusting front & rear stabilizer bars to allow more wheel travel when needed.

The second generation GX-460 arrived as part of the J150 platform update in 2009 (followed by the 5th generation 4Runner in 2010). This was a major redesign and while styling cues are similar to the first generation, everything is now more refined. The 4.6L V8 was a major part of this upgrade, delivering 301hp with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2014 GX-460In September 2013, Lexus updated the GX-460 to include their new ‘spindle grille’ design and a few other enhanced features. This update also dropped the base price of a GX by $4,750.

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