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Lexus GX 460…Supreme All-Terrain Luxury

Date Posted : November 5th, 2013


The Lexus GX 460 has set foot in the lavish Lexus showroom in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This model remains a rarity among luxury SUVs, a full-capability model with exceptional off-road ability, yet with on-road handling and ride quality that embodies the Lexus brand.

The 2014 model gets the signature Lexus spindle grille that offers a more distinctive appearance, and the change is also functional thanks to the addition of LEDs for the headlamps, daytime running lights and available fog lamps.

jg3302-c_200.jpg“The new 2014 GX460 is engineered to master the world’s toughest terrain with poise and confidence while ensuring inimitable Lexus luxury for up to 7 passengers. It is fitted with a smooth hand assembled 4.6-litre V8, 292HP engine and equipped with the latest drive systems to offer new levels of refinement, comfort and finesse” said Mr. Ayman Shehadeh, Marketing Manager at “Ebrahim K. Kanoo”.

The GX 460’s wide-ranging outdoor capability gets a boost from some indoor changes for 2014, namely a new multimedia system that uses an innovative customizable home screen. Adding information and clarity, the available navigation system features 3 dimensional map views. A new touch-screen display audio adds an 8-inch screen, backup monitor, HD Radio™, Bluetooth® audio, automatic phone book transfer, and a vehicle information display.

The Lexus GX 460 is a premium luxury family commuter during the week that easily transforms to a trail-driving 4×4 on the weekend, with room for up to 7 passengers. Such a contrast of functions is made possible by a combination of rugged body-on-frame construction and an advanced standard Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which helps to significantly reduce body lean without the need of stiffer springs and dampers. The GX 460’s 292 HP 4.6-liter V8 provides 329 lb.-ft. of peak torque, making it an excellent tow vehicle.

The GX 460’s sophisticated full-time 4WD system includes a low range for secure off-road travel, and it is supported by a platoon of chassis control technology. With the optional Crawl Control, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), the GX 460 can keep going when the pavement ends and when faced with steep inclines.

The GX 460 Luxury model skillfully balances its on-road and off-road personas. On-road, the driver can tailor ride and handle balance by selecting from among Normal, Sport or Comfort modes for the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). The electronically controlled dampers will do the rest, adjusting to road surface conditions.

Driving off-road requires greater axle and wheel articulation than on-road driving, but it takes special engineering to achieve that capability without compromising on-road cornering. The GX 460 helps solve that dilemma with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). Lexus was able to make the stabilizer bars stiffer to reduce maximum body-lean angle by as much as 50 percent. KDSS, meanwhile, can continually vary the actual lean resistance using hydraulic cylinders acting on each stabilizer bar and linked by a pressure-sensing valve.

The Driver Support Package, available in the Luxury model, includes the Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Driver Attention Monitor. It is designed to help reduce collision damage, and includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which uses millimeter-wave radar to measure and help maintain a pre-set following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead.

Lexus is considered one of the top luxury brands in Bahrain, with dedication to offering innovative, high quality products. The huge network of parts and service support of “Ebrahim K. Kanoo” is aligned with Lexus commitment to excellence, continuous development and creativity. The new Lexus GX is available in 2 grades starting from BD 22,500 with 5 years/200,000 km amongst other advantages that “Ebrahim K. Kanoo” offers to the Lexus customers in the Kingdom.

For more information, visit Lexus showroom, Sitra, or call 17 737773, or visit

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