If you’re looking for a rugged and luxurious SUV, the upcoming 2022 Lexus GX460 is the model worth waiting for. Lexus recently revealed that the new model would have tons of exterior improvements, resulting in fresh styling. Besides, this seven-seater SUV will continue to offers the same modern and spacious cabin with plenty of standard equipment.
However, for 2022, there is no engine or transmission changes. The GX460 will still be powered by the same 4.6-liter V8 making 301 horsepower. When it comes to the release, the new Lexus GX460 will most likely arrive at the end of this year.
2022 Lexus GX460 Exterior
On the exterior side, the forthcoming 2022 Lexus GX460 should get some serious updates. Lexus stated that the new SUV would feature many improvements. That means we can expect a revised front fascia with a fresh sizeable spindle-style 3-dimensional grille.
The previous model comes with a grille that is flanked by triple-beam LED headlights, but this time expects more shaped headlights. Like the outgoing model, the new one will also sit on the same body-on-frame construction, rolling on the same 18-inch wheels. However, the Premium model brings more attractive silver 18-inch alloy wheels.
The new 2022 Lexus GX 460 comes with a very roomy cabin. It offers a 3-row/7-occupant seating configuration and a third row that can folds flat. However, the pair of 2nd-row captain’s chairs are optional, cutting the seat count to six. In the base form, the latest GX460 includes simulated-leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, power moonroof, power-adjustable steering column, and keyless entry/ignition.
As for the entertainment and phone connectivity, the GX460 comes standard with a 8-inch touchscreen, 9-speaker AM/FM/CD display audio system, Siri Eyes Free iPhone, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.
2022 Lexus GX460 Powertrain Specs
Like the previous version, the new 2022 Lexus GX460 will most likely come with the same solo powertrain. This SUV uses a 4.6-liter V8 engine that is making 301 hp. It also comes standard with four wheels using a reliable 6-speed automatic transmission.
However, at this moment, we don’t have information will fuel economy numbers be improved compared to the previous model. The current SUV offers 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined. Overall, the previous figures are not impressive at all.
Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2022 Lexus GX460 will happen by the end of the year. Finally, this SUV will gain updates that it deserves. Overall, we should expect many exterior updates and the same comfortable cabin. On top of that, the forthcoming Lexus GX460 will surely introduce more standard features and best-in-class safety.
For model-year 2022, the base Lexus GX 460 will cost slightly more than before. We believe that it will reach the price of $55,000, which is $2000 more than before. Loaded with options, the Luxury model can hit $70,000 with ease. The German competitions like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 cost around the same, while the Acura MDX is much less expensive.