2018 Lexus GX 460: Master of Off-Roading
The Lexus GX is different. Appearing similar to a jeep or a sporty SUV, it could be hard to recognize it as a Lexus. The GX has been around a long time and the 2018 model has the whole package: smart, stylish and athletic. The classic jock look that Lexus has created in the GX makes it special, and its new control range makes it incredible.Throughout the interior lies small but mighty gadgets and gizmos that adjust to what the passenger wants. The 2018 Lexus GX 460 also has the tools to make it an expert at off-roading. Making The Weekly Driver’s nickname of the “beauty and the beast,” a perfect fit.
One of the most exciting aspects of the 2018 GX is the dynamic suspension technology, which helps the driving experience by adjusting to the terrain that the vehicle is on. For example, if the GX was taken off-road it would be necessary for the wheels to move more independently from each other. One could compare this to the way the human body works – our muscles adjust to every step while running on the group rather than running on a treadmill which is flat. Talk about innovative.
The engine isn’t that only thing that is adjustable. The GX comes with seating for up to seven occupants and offers features to customize your preferred level of comfort. There are heated seats and available perforated leather, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, and a power-folding third row. The third row is split 50/50, while the second row captain seats are 40/20/40. The vehicle comes with ten air bags to secure everyone in the car, and step-up handles to help passengers adjust to the lift in to the second row. All three rows are equipped with surround sound, making it easy to enjoy the ride (even if it’s somewhere you don’t want to go).
The 2018 GX has 4.6 L 32 valve V8 engine technology on top of a 301 level horsepower. This baby can tow up to 6,500 lbs and and has 18-inch Gunmetal Metallic alloy wheels. The GX speeds up to 60 MPH in 7.5 seconds, a relatively slow rate. However this isn’t Mario Kart, the acceleration will do considering everything else the GX provides. Another update for the 2018 models includes a camera that will get it all, at least the stuff you want to see, and provides it on an 8-inch screen. Parking and backing up has never been so easy!
The first GX has been a favorite since the early 2000s, heading into the adult world with some more innovative parts and even better customer service from Lexus. Lexus Enform is standard now, providing customers with 24-hour service, Bluetooth, weather and traffic updates and more. The Sport Design Package along with the Lexus Customer Benefit Package make it clear that you’re buying into the brand when you purchase a Lexus vehicle. It has everything you’d want – class and convenience, safety and style, diligent and daring.
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