In Russia, not just like the Toyota a Land Cruiser is .
We have it all but pray, what could be better “Kruzak”?
The idea is that only “Kruzak” under the 2018-2019 Lexus brand.
But why, then, for four years, it has sold a total of five thousand with a small SUV GX460 – as much Prado sold in four months!
Guys are not appreciated?
Technically 2018-2019 Lexus GX – it Prado is the same, but with a V8 engine, a bunch of options and pneumatic rear suspension.
It would seem an ideal option for those who lack luster in the SUV Toyota.
But that is the problem that the gloss in Prado enough, it seems, everyone!
What is the use V8 in volume of 4.6 liters, if the four-liter “six” produces only 14 horsepower less?
Yes, and air suspension at the Prado in a complete set “Lux” is.
As heated second-row, three-zone climate control, power third-row seat … So why pay the extra 600 000 rubles?
And if we pay, then is not it better to take the Land Cruiser 200 , which costs about the same money?
Most buyers reasonably believed that better.
That is why the group sold GX worst among the four frame SUVs.
Even more expensive LX570 was almost twice as popular.
But Toyota would not become the largest producer of cars in the world, if not to draw conclusions from the mistakes.
Therefore, after the restyling 2018-2019 Lexus GX fell …!
And not formally – the price difference with the pre-reform machine makes an average of 120 000 (base price is now – from 2,997,000 rubles).
As the saying goes, and you weak?
Now the base GX is only 61 000 rubles more expensive flagship Prado.
And do not forget that a couple of Land Cruiser 200 and LX570 has risen following the recent restyling.
However, the base gasoline “two hundredth” is still almost 300 000 rubles cheaper flagship GX.
However, niche marketers slightly podraschistili.
In principle, the price – this is the main thing that has changed in the GX460 model year, as in the rest of wearing cosmetic restyling.
The car retains the familiar design with a solid two-volume silhouette and muscular extended wheel arches.
External changes are designed to give the GX460 features a new style of 2018-2019 Lexus.
That is why you will notice new front spindle grille wide, familiar from the other models of the Japanese brand .
The front bumper looks more menacing, and intake it increased in size.
The front headlights are slightly slanted and is now complemented by LED lights daylight.
Behind the apparent slightly different lights and a modified spoiler at the upper edge of the fifth door.
Also, the basic equipment have filled up the 18-inch alloy wheels new design.
The length of the SUV 2018-2019 Lexus GX460 model year reaches 4880 mm, width of 1885 mm and a height not exceeding 1844 mm.
The length of the wheelbase is 2790 mm, clearance height abuts the 205 mm mark.
The width of the front and rear track – 1585 mm.
Car turning circle of 12.6 meters.
Curb weight 2326 kg machine reaches.
Inside, the SUV 2014 model year, improved materials and finishes.
Thus, in the basic version lounge decorated with leather, but it became more expensive versions of wooden inserts.
Instrument dials feature a blue backlight optitronnoy.
The wide center panel a little updated.
Now it is noticeable 8-inch touch screen multimedia system, and the audio blocks keys and climate control to change.
Three rows of seats can fit seven people, and is equipped with a second row of the horizontal adjustment.
In the list of options appeared adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking and tracking technology for the “blind” zones.
Options Premium replenished with three-zone climate control, ventilated front and rear heated seats.
You can also select the camera round view.
Displays on the backside of the front seats – the prerogative version Luxury.
It touches a separate pocket for the rear entertainment system remote control.
With the dissolution of the third row of the boot capacity is reduced to 108 liters.
Even folded the gallery smooth floor not get – there is a small step.
Five-seat version it lacks, making the maximum amount of luggage on her 100 liters more.
Stability System is equipped with a function to suppress the buildup of the trailer.
The maximum towable mass of which, incidentally, is 2500 kilograms.
As before, 2018-2019 Lexus GX460 model year equipped with a gasoline 4.6-liter V8 rated at 301 liters.
Together with them are 6-speed automatic transmission.
Maximum off-road speed of 175 km / h and acceleration from zero to 100 km / h comes in 8.3 seconds.
In the combined cycle average fuel consumption is about 12.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
Standard is a permanent all-wheel drive with reduction gear.
In off-road vehicle retuned suspension and refined KDSS technology – active anti-roll bars.
In addition, the modified system of Multi-terrain Select allows you to change wheel drive settings depending on the type of road surface.
Virgin snow for the GX – is like a sumo wrestler vs. boxer featherweight champion – and crush notices.
2018-2019 Lexus rushing ahead regardless of the amount of snow on the ascent or descent – even in hidden under the snow feather obstacles.
Moreover, thanks to the Crawl Control system (creeping cruise control) with a serious off-road handle even the person who first saw the snow: you just set the desired speed and remove his feet from the pedals – SUV will itself regulate the supply of fuel, depending on the road situation and he can decide how to prevent slippage and when to slow down on the descent.
Even easier to move in the deep rut – with Crawl Control is turned on automatically activates the front camera and the trajectory of the front wheel on the screen.
Turn the steering wheel so that the drawn “skiing” looked exactly in the direction of the track, and you can be sure that the GX460 will take you to the destination.
Silenus 2018-2019 Lexus and “geometry”: enormous suspension travel – tear off the rear wheel off the ground have yet to try.
But even if the “hang out”, the GX is easy to continue to move forward through the simulation cross-axle locks.
Of course, the GX 460 model year is not omnipotent.
No matter how high you may have raised the back of the body, off-road ground clearance does not increase, because at bottom unchanged hanging beam axle.
And yet, in contrast to the Prado is, at 2018-2019 Lexus is no positive locking rear transverse differential.
And do not forget that after the upgrade overhangs at GX460 become more.
The front overhang has increased by 55 millimeters and the rear – by 20 millimeters.
Off-road capability is, as you know, has not improved.
Yet, cross-country 2018-2019 Lexus mesmerizing.
In this class can be compared only with him a new Range Rover Sport with full air suspension and a locking rear differential, but Mercedes-Benz ML Service On & Off-road.
However, representatives of the Russian office of 2018-2019 Lexus recognized that buyers premium SUV hardly climb it on a serious off-road.
And GX460 only has to instill confidence that if your cottage complex will cover a blizzard, and a trip to the theater suddenly will be in jeopardy, then you can easily overcome all the snow drifts and have gone to the third call.
The 2018-2019 Lexus does not hide the fact that GX will be enjoyed primarily regions.
Muscovites appreciate the manageability of higher terrain, and visual gloss in ML, Range Sport or Audi Q7 still more.
But where really need a simple, reliable, liquid car with fantastic maneuverability, excellent ride and spacious interior, the GX will have to court.
When GX460 only entered the market, marketers believed that it will choose the 35-year-old “pontorezy”, for which the Prado – too proletarian car.
In fact, the average age of 2018-2019 Lexus buyers turned out to be significantly higher – 43 years.
The machine for those who are firmly standing on the ground – for men who want a truly versatile vehicle to five days to ride with a driver and a weekend with friends to take off hunting or fishing, taking with him a trailer with a snowmobile.
And not have to explain to friends why you bought the “Range” ( “because they’re scattered”) or a “Mercedes” ( “which is not the same”).
After the upgrade – and even with a reduction in price – selling SUV 2018-2019 Lexus certainly improve.
Although there is no doubt that even after restyling in 2014 GX460 will be the segment leader.
Yes, now the buyer got a real choice between GX and Prado.
But without the diesel, which accounts for almost 80 percent of sales in this segment, it is very difficult.
And it from GX there is not expected.