ALL-NEW LEXUS GX MAKES WORLD PREMIERE
More than just a series of visual upgrades, the Overtrail introduces the E-KDSS suspension system for the first time on a Lexus, offering independent control of the front and rear electric stabilisers to further improve wheel articulation and grip in off-road conditions.
Multi-Terrain Select controls the system's drive control and suspension to offer six drive modes (Auto, Dirt, Sand, Mud, Deep Snow and Rock) for improved performance on all surfaces.
Crawl control offers five low-speed settings allowing drivers to traverse uneven terrain without operating the accelerator or brakes, while Downhill Assist Control automatically and independently adjusts the hydraulic pressure of each wheel brake when descending steep slopes.
A multi-terrain monitor uses cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear to display high-definition images of the vehicle's surroundings including underneath the vehicle floor, helping the driver accurately position the wheels and avoid unforeseen obstacles.
A full suite of Lexus Safety System + active safety technologies is included on the GX, which can help provide maximum protection for occupants and other road users.
Globally, the new GX will be available with the choice of two powertrains, starting with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, providing strong towing ability and performance that furthers the Lexus Driving Signature.
The first ever hybrid powertrain for a body-on-frame Lexus vehicle will also be offered in the form of a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol hybrid and newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission.
Both powertrains employ a full-time all-wheel drive set-up with a low-range transfer case and locking centre differential.
Lexus Australia continues to assess models that may be suitable for the needs of local customers, with the GX no exception. A decision on GX will be made at a later stage.