Just got this information emailed to me by my dealer:
Lexus will release a all-new 2010 GX 460 in late December or early January. Complete or finalized details have yet to be disclosed. Below you'll see preliminary info just in from the factory. If you would like to be included in my short list of individuals to be notified of changes and arrivals, let me know.
Late Breaking News Release:
The All-New 2010 GX 460 comes with a new 4.6L engine and more power (301 hp; 329 lb-ft torque). The new
six-speed automatic transmission also helps provide 13% better MPG than the previous GX, making it
the best-in-class V8 fuel economy and competitive with some six-cylinder models. In addition to this
progressive engine, the GX also brings with it some exciting new features all of which are standard for
the base model:
Power fold-flat third row
10 airbags (best-in-class)
Second row seatbelt pretensioners
Heated/Ventilated front seats (first in class)
Rear back-up camera with standard 4.2” screen (does not require Navigation)
Integrated XM® Radio (90-day trial included), Bluetooth Multi-Media, and iPod-USB/MP3 Auxillary
Active front headrests
Significantly upgraded nine speaker audio
Electronic transfer case
Larger 18” wheels
Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System
Safety Connect™ (Complimentary one-year trial subscription.)
The GX is the “right-sized” and most compact (in length) SUV in its segment. The exterior reflects thedesign offers the driver more storage and functionality including easy to reach iPod and 12-volt outlets.
new L-finesse design aesthetic. The exterior also demonstrates some new key convenience and styling
features such as the flip-open rear glass hatch (for easier access to the cargo area), integrated rear door
handle, and new standard rear spoiler with hidden wiper. The GX color palette is also completely
revamped and includes two all-new exterior colors, Knight’s Armor (gray) and Claret Mica, and three
interior colors, Ecru, black, and Sepia (brand new brown).
The 2010 GX interior not only has the new standard power fold-flat third row, but access to the third row
has been made easier via the tilting and sliding 40/20/40 split second row seat. A new center console
While the GX base model comes full of standard luxury amenities, Lexus has also developed a
“Premium” model which adds semi-aniline leather, HID with AFS, heated wood steering wheel, heated
second row outboard seats, power electrochromic exterior side mirrors with power retract, headlamp
cleaners, rear A/C, illuminated front scuff plates, rear air suspension, auto leveler, adaptive variable
suspension, and color keyed body side molding.
The 2010 GX will maintain a competitive value position versus the competition.
e MSRP Premium Model
BASE MSRP GX 460 $51,970
PREMIUM BASE MSRP GX 460 $56,765
BASE BMW X5 4.8L $56,200BASE Audi Q7 4.2L $61,000
BASE MB GL450 $60,950
Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™
Lexus’ New On-Board Communication System – An Extensive Advanced-Technology Offering
Two New Telematics Systems Standard on MY10 GX 460:
Lexus Enform with Safety Connect. ¯ Standard on NAV vehicles
Safety Connect ¯ Standard on non-NAV vehicles
One-year complimentary trial subscriptions included with every new appropriately equipped vehicle purchase
Safety Connect is our all-new on-board safety and security service. Embedded cellular and GPS
technology help connect drivers to the 24/7 response center in case of a collision, breakdown, or other
emergency on the road. Safety Connect provides four key features:
Automatic Collision Notification
Stolen Vehicle Location
Emergency Assistance (SOS)
Enhanced Roadside Assistance (which adds GPS data to the already included warranty-based Lexus
Lexus Enform with Safety Connect provides drivers a suite of convenience and information features and
can help lend security and expediency on the road. The system includes:
All Safety Connect services (above)
eDestination, which allows users, via LexusDrivers.com, to search for and save their preferred destinations in
online folders then wirelessly send them—up to 200 at a time—to their vehicle.
Destination Assist, which allows users to call the 24/7 response center from their vehicle to request
assistance finding destinations while on the road. Coordinates are wirelessly sent to the vehicle’s navigation
system for easy route guidance.
Expanded standard (on NAV) XM
® services include:
XM NavTraffic® (90-day trial subscription included.)
XM NavWeather™ (90-day trial subscription included.)
XM® Sports & Stocks (Included with an XM® Radio subscription; 90-day trial subscription included.)
Complimentary Lexus Insider
TM provides audio articles to enhance the Lexus experience with useful
vehicle tips and event information, and insights into exclusive owners’ benefits. Drivers can easily choose
to opt in or out of receiving these articles. This service is available on all Lexus Enform–equipped vehicles
and does not require a subscription.
Wait! There's more. Detailed information is yet to be released. Let me know if this will be the vehicle for you this winter.