Friday, December 4, 2009

2010 Lexus GX460: Official Photos of U.S.-Spec Model Hit the Web

The first official shots of the U.S.-spec version of the all-new 2010 Lexus GX460 have surfaced online ahead of the luxury 4x4's world premiere at next week's 'Auto Guangzhou 2009' motorshow in China. If the GX470's replacement looks familiar that's because it is based on the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser sold in Europe and other markets.

On the outside, cosmetic differences over the Toyota-badged model include the Lexus grille, reworked headlights and tail lamps, re-profiled bumpers and the chrome trimming on the side windows and lower door moldings.

In the same way, the interior has been upgraded with a more luxurious trim while the instrument panel and center console design are unique to the Lexus model.

The Japanese automaker has not disclosed any information on the new GX460, but as the nomenclature suggests, the 2010 GX will be most likely be powered by Toyota's new 4.6-liter V8 engine that makes 310-horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque in the Tundra pickup. The current generation GX470 features a 4.7-liter V8 with 263HP and 323 lb.-ft. of torque.

The redesigned GX460 is due in U.S. showrooms in early 2010.


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