Lexus GX460 2010 now in UAE showrooms
One of our readers reports that the 2010 Lexus GX460 is now on sale at showrooms in Dubai, and likely in Abu Dhabi and elsewhere too. In fact, the model is so fresh that the floor salespeople are confused about what it is and giving hilarious answers to customer queries, such as how it is bigger than the 2010 Toyota Prado.
Based fully on the new-generation Prado, the Lexus GX460 receives a different front end, a mildly-retouched rear end, and a completely unique dashboard compared to the Toyota version.
While the top-of-the-range 2010 Prado VX-L is a fairly loaded 4×4, the Lexus GX takes it further with rear DVD entertainment, active cruise control and better leather trim, among other features.
Interestingly, the 32-valve 4.6-litre V8 with dual VVT-i has been slightly detuned for the GCC market, no doubt due to issues with petrol quality in countries like Saudi Arabia. While the U.S. version gets 301 hp and 446 Nm of torque, the GCC version has 292 hp at 5500 rpm and 438 Nm at 3500 rpm.
For a full rundown on UAE prices and specs, visit the Lexus GX buyer guide.