2010 Lexus GX 460 Photo (Plus New Information)

The quality may not be great, but here’s our first look at the front end of the 2010 Lexus GX 460:

2010 Lexus GX 460

Well, it was expected that the next-gen GX would mirror the LX 570’s design, and that looks to be very much the case. In fact, the GX wears the overall design better than the LX, and is a much more natural progression given the current design. Specifically, the grille design is solid, and I like the headlight design.

And that’s not it—information on the GX has also been leaked by way of Lexus Owners Club member rdwhite, who received some details after pre-ordering the new SUV.

Apparently, the first official images will be released November 24th, followed by the US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show December 4th and a launch date of January 4th, 2010. Other notable new features mentioned are power fold flat third-row seating and optional HID headlights. The full details after the jump.

[Source: Lexus Owners Club Image: Club Lexus] (Thanks Roberto!)

Timeline

  • November 16, 2009 – Vehicle Line Off
  • November 24, 2009 – 2010 GX Photos available to public (embargo lifted)
  • Late November 2009 – pricing letter and price guides sent to dealers
  • December 4, 2009 – US debut of 2010 GX at Los Angeles Auto Show
  • January 4, 2010 – Expected arrivals of 2010 GX

New Features

  • 4.6 Liter V-8
  • 6 speed Automatic Transmission
  • ULEV Emissions
  • Power fold flat 3rd row seats (standard)
  • KDSS Suspension (standard)
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats (standard)
  • 40/20/40 Split and Sliding second row seats
  • 10 airbags (best in class)
  • Back up Camera (1st in segment as standard)
  • Active Front Heat rests (standard)
  • Dual Screen Rear Entertainment
  • Flip Open Rear Door Glass (standard)
  • Safety Connect and Lexus Enform (standard)

NVH

Reduced Road Noise and Wind Nose through improved aerodynamics and adoption of acoustic glass. Additional Noise reducing Components:

  • Side Door Closing Extra Sound Damping Material
  • Power Windows Included Slow Stop Control
  • Climate Fan Noise
  • Sunroof – More Damping Material and Refined Vibration Isolation

Comfort

  • New Exclusive Lexus Seat Design with Softer Leather
  • Larger Compressor for Improved A/C Performance
  • Reduced Door Close Effort
  • Easier 2nd Row Fold for Access to 3rd Row

Build

The 2010 GX will have two model numbers, 9700 (base model) and 9710 (premium model).

9700 (Base Model) = 80%. 9710 (Premium Model) = 20%.

9700 1 build strategy (100% Navigation)

CP = Comfort Package (includes outer mirror with auto retract, park assist)
NV = Navigation
PM = Premium Package (wood steering wheel/shift know, semi analine leather, rear A/C, heated rear seats)

9710 1 build strategy (100% Navigation)

Includes the following additional standard specs (heated and wood trim steering wheel, HID headlamps with AFS, outer mirror with auto retract, rear tonneau cover, rear A/C, heated rear seats and semi analine leather), plus the following option codes:

NL = Navigation with Mark Levinson
PA = Park Assist
RI = Rear Seat Entertainment