2010 Lexus GX 460 to Debut in China Next Week


2010 Lexus GX 460

The next-generation Lexus GX will be unveiled in China next Monday at Auto Guangzhou 2009:

The Lexus “GX460”, a midsize SUV, will make its world premiere at a press briefing scheduled for November 23. Also on display for Lexus will be the “ES240” and other models.

Also being displayed is the 4-cylinder ES 240, which will only be available in China.

It looks like everything is on-track according to the leaked GX memo, which also calls for the US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on December 4th and a launch date of January 4th, 2010. This new GX is expected to have power fold flat third-row seating and optional HID headlights, along with a redesigned rear-door.

[Source: Lexus]

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  1. I’m interesting in seeing the fold flat 3rd row seats given that it’s a body-on-frame design. But I’m not digging the headlights. Looks Subaru-ish.

  2. I wanna put a physical chrome Lexus insignia on my 1998 LS 400. hope it doesn’t interfere with the airbag

    If I could, I would most definitely add more chrome, wood, and leather to my LS. It’s a car I plan to live with forever! Just got it back from the shop, and it’s beautiful! It was involved in an accident a month after the LX’s less damaging accident, yet it still got fixed before the LX was. The new chrome strip on the bumper is now visible! Lexus needs its own in-house coach builder.

  3. I still hope that the front doesn’t look like this. FINGERS CROSSED FOR NEXT WEEK. :/

  4. It’ll look better on the autoshow floor. This is not an ideal angle to photograph any SUV. Even if it does have these headlights, if you look down on them like you normally would if you walked past the car, they would look much better. In this photo you’re looking up on the front of the vehicle. The front end would only look like it does in this picture, if it was viewed by a small child.

  5. so when the GX will be displayed at the LA Auto Show - what will Lexus show us at Detroit in January?

  6. Probably a next gen GS concept, or a production ready JX crossover.

  7. That is the ugliest vehicle to wear the Lexus emblem since the ES 250.

  8. i thought the “JX project” was put “on hold”. For Lexus the “LF-Ch” is more important. But hey! i would be happy to see a crossover like this at my dealer!

  9. wait until you see the GX460 in “real life”. The design isn´t that bad.

  10. I think your probably right.  I think it will look alot better in person, and since there is some black in the bumper, I would say a black gx would look very sharp.  I did see something though in one of those additional pictures when they were posted, was there seemed to be a “badge” of some sort on the side of the vehicle right around where the “hybrid” is put on the highlander which makes me wonder if that is the picture of the hybrid, with the HID’s and the standard GX is not going to have those headlights.  But then the “L” would be blue on the front so I wonder what it is.

  11. Here are pictures of the actual GX. These angles make the car look much, much better.

    http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/11/2010-lexus-gx460-official-photos-of-us.html

  12. I don’t know. It still looks Toyota-ish, even with the new pictures.

  13. emptystreets130:I don't know. It still looks Toyota-ish, even with the new pictures.

    THAT’S BECAUSE IT IS A FREAKIN’ TOYOTA WITH A COOL BUT REALLY OUT OF PLACE AND VERY TACKY GRILLE! IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE SUBARU INFLUENCED THE DESIGN DURING THEIR MANY COOPERATIONS WITH TOYOTA!

    This has got to be one of the most important vehicles in the Lexus lineup, and all the engineers did was to “Lex-ify” the Prado with a list of required amenities. The Prado terrible designs of the Prado are still evident in the GX - it looks alright in some pictures but really lopsided in others.

    The interior is alright although I really liked that gray/black leather with white stitching contrast. I think I can get used to the car, but I also think that many would agree that a car that draws immediate attention of lust is better than one that requires people to get used to - who has the patience for that?! I think the Japanese know the importance of first impressions just as much as we do.mad

    Krew: The comment box scrolls up every time I choose a smiley.LOL

  14. WorldofLuxury:Krew: The comment box scrolls up every time I choose a smiley.LOL

    I love the appearance of the comments though.

  15. @WorldofLuxury:

    Which comes up to my point. I though Lexus was not going to borrow/slap a new face on an existing production Toyota vehicle.

  16. emptystreets130:@WorldofLuxury:

    Which comes up to my point. I though Lexus was not going to borrow/slap a new face on an existing production Toyota vehicle.

    They actually never said that, or at the very least, meant that, apparently. I just can’t wait until I watch the debut videos and the Lexus.com videos in which the people are gonna say something like: “Lexus’ new L-finesse design philosophy can be see through every bit of its [Prado’s] lines and curves and its [Prado’s] attention to detail as well as its [Lexus’] elegant yet bold [aka ugly] grille.”

  17. Krew: one more thing

    The “Concept” tag, listed under the LF-Ch articles for example, leads us to the Lexus Models Database. Also, what do you think of clicking one of the links under Recent Comments and being immediately led to that particular comment?

  18. (Just wanted to put up a note that I’m unable to comment about the GX 460 until tomorrow due to the press embargo.)

    smile

  19. krew:(Just wanted to put up a note that I'm unable to comment about the GX 460 until tomorrow due to the press embargo.)

    smile

    Why weren’t you invited to any LFA events?!

  20. WorldofLuxury:Why weren't you invited to any LFA events?!

    Unfortunately, there were only four spots available for Canadian journalists at the Miami LFA event. crying

  21. krew:Unfortunately, there were only four spots available for Canadian journalists at the Miami LFA event. crying

    Wow. You even got the numbers.