Following this week’s earlier leak, Lexus has officially unveiled the refreshed Lexus GX, with design changes, upgraded equipment and lower base-price.
Redesigned GX features the Lexus spindle grille, standard LED headlamps, DRLs and available LED fog lamps, and new multi-media with eight-inch touch screen display audio and complimentary HD Radio Real-Time Traffic and Weather. The cabin also gets new linear espresso wood/abyss black trim. Mahogany wood trim is included on both the Premium Package and Luxury model. For 2014 the GX offers an available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The new model will be offered in two grades when it arrives at dealerships beginning in September. The standard GX will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $49,085, $4,710 or nearly 9% less than the previous year; while the Luxury model will be priced at $60,715.
The new GX Luxury model includes Adaptable Air Suspension, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intuitive Parking Assist, and 18-inch split six-spoke wheels with liquid graphite finish. There is also available a new Premium Package that includes Navigation, Park Assist, Three Zone Climate control and heated rear seats at the same price as the base 2013 GX 460.
Lexus GX 460 teams a 4.6-liter V8 engine with a six-speed electronically controlled transmission (ECT-i) for an output of 301 hp at 5,500 rpm. The GX 460 has an EPA-estimated rating of 15 mpg in city and 20-mpg highway.
Mercedes-Benz widened its U.S. luxury-vehicle lead over BMW in November as sales of the new entry-level CLA four door coupe contributed to almost all of the Daimler AG unit’s gain.
Mercedes sold 3,623 CLAs in the $29,900 car’s second full month of availability, according to a statement ...