On January 13th, the new Lexus GX officially launched on Chinese mainland, launching a total of three models with a price range of 77.8-888000 yuan. It is understood that the listing of the new Lexus is the third generation of models, together with the new Lande Cool Luze based on the TNGA-F architecture, the appearance, interior design has been completely changed, the listed models are 550h, power is equipped with 2.4T engine and motor hybrid system.
In terms of appearance, the overall shape of the new Lexus GX is more square than the previous generation of models, although the net still has the outline of a spindle-shaped grille, but the blackened polygonal intake grille uses a large number of straight line elements inside, and the trapezoidal layout is also used in front of the bottom, so the visual effect is stronger than the old model. The L-shaped daytime driving lights with horizontal layout are adopted on both sides, and there are three LED light sources above, basically in accordance with the design style of the Lexus family.
On the side of the body, the new Lexus GX is built in an angular design language, with a straight waistline extending from the front to the rear, and a concave design under the door panel to create a sense of strength. In addition, the A-pillar design is also more vertical, providing a better driving view. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4950/1980/1865mm and the wheelbase is 2850mm. In terms of the rear, the new Lexus GX continues the styling profile of the front, the taillights adopt the popular penetrating design, the rear windshield glass can be opened separately, and the hidden exhaust layout is adopted, and the function is also equipped with electric rear door and kick opening function.
In terms of interior decoration, the new car still presents the aura of a tough guy through straight lines, with a 12.3inch full LCD dashboard and a 14-inch central control screen, which can support wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile phone interconnection, some models also have HUD head display function, and the multi-function steering wheel is still Lexus family-style design. In other configurations, the new car also has 64-color atmosphere lights, HUD head-up display, 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and streaming rearview mirror. In terms of safety configuration, the new car is equipped with standard 9 airbags and the new Lexus safety system LSS+3.0.
This is the first time that Lexus has used a hybrid system on a non-load-bearing body model. In terms of power, the new Lexus GX is based on the TNGA-F platform and is equipped with a hybrid power system composed of a 2.4L turbocharged engine and a motor, of which the maximum power of the engine is 207kW and peak torque is 430Nm; the maximum power of the front motor is 40kW and peak torque 250Nm; and the integrated power of the system is 243kW. The drivetrain matches an eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive, which can switch H4 high-speed all-wheel drive and L4 low-speed all-wheel drive in real time according to road conditions, and is equipped with central and rear axle differential locks and electronic dynamic suspension system E-KDS. It is worth mentioning that the new car is also equipped with 1.5kW external discharge function to enrich the outdoor scene.
The first generation of Lexus GX 470s, unveiled at the 2002 North American Auto Show, is built on the same platform as Toyota Prado and has a lot in common in mechanical structure and body structure, with a 4.7L V8 engine, establishing a tough guy temperament. At the 2009 Guangzhou Auto Show, Lexus unveiled the second-generation GX model: GX 460. the name change means that the engine has changed from 4.7L V8 to 4.6L V8, with a maximum power of 301hp and a maximum torque of 446N ·m, which matches the 6AT gearbox. It is worth mentioning that this generation of models have also been introduced to the domestic market, with a price as high as 1.16 million yuan. By 2012, Lexus will launch the GX 400 for the Chinese market, with a 4.0L V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission, and the price will drop to 923000 yuan. In 2013, the Lexus GX model ushered in a medium-term modification, all replaced with the latest front face of the Lexus family, which further improved the overall aura.
Lexus GX has always been a tough + luxury image, but its audience is mainly concentrated in the North American market and sold in the Chinese market as an import. The overpriced Lexus GX is difficult to enter the list of cars chosen by ordinary consumers. Of course, for this market segment, sales or feedback is almost entirely unconcerned. after all, it seems to have a strong "banknote" ability and a revolutionized fashion design, and it has no rival in the world. Although we may not be its audience, such classic models can still be iterated and are a valuable small part of the market.
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