Lexus today officially launched its new GX 400 in the China market, with a MSRP of RMB 923,000. GX 400 is an all-road mid-sized luxury SUV, positioned between LX, the full-size luxury SUV series, and RX, the luxury SUV series. With its luxuriously powerful performance and leading intelligent technologies, the GX400 will result in a brand new experience that "meets the expectations and touches the hearts" of SUV fans.
The new GX 400 is equipped with an all-new 4.0 L V6 engine and 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with ECT to meet changing market and consumer demands and provide exhilarating driving pleasures for consumers. The GX 400 is still equipped with Electronically Controlled Transmission (ETC) system, Multi-Terrain Select, Crawl Control system and other cross-country systems as well as intelligent configurations such as Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Lexus G-BOOK telematics system, making it an all-powerful vehicle in an increasingly diverse SUV market.
Majestic outlook, refined quality
Embracing Lexus’ L-finesse design philosophy, the exterior designs of the new GX 400 blends grandiose luxury with elegant simplicity. The front face is designed in a shape resembling a sculpture: the three parallel horizontal front grilles convey a sense of power and the sunken, eagle-eye-shaped front lights create a sharp look. The simple, yet forceful sidelines, side rub strips, aluminum door pedals and 18-inch six-spoke aluminum wheel hubs add to the modernity of the GX 400. The rears LED combination lamps produce a majestic and fashionable visual effect. The trunk cover is smartly embedded in the rear side of the vehicle, with the switch installed within the left corner of the plate frame, therefore offering both utility and artistry.
In contrast to the individualized and stately exterior, the interior of the new GX 400 seeks elegance and quality by combining the metallic look of state-of-the-art embedded technologies, the sumptuousness feel of genuine leather seats and the natural hardwood paneling: the control panel is made of metal materials, the seats are fabricated with premium semi-aniline leather and handmade stitch threads, and hardwood decorations are used in both the steering wheel, the control panel and other parts of the cabin space. The GX 400 has a "passenger-friendly" interior layout. For instance, the control panel is divided a display side and an operation side. The display zone is positioned in a way for the driver to access all needed information without taking their eyes off the road, while the operation zone is located within easy reach. In addition, the second-row seats of the GX 400 are 40:20:40 split folding seats and the third-row seats can be completely folded with a simple click of button, providing a 553L super-sized cabin space for extra utility and comfort.
Power and speed in every road condition
As an all-road SUV, the new GX 400 is empowered by a host of advanced systems, leading to an unrivalled performance in every type of condition. For example, the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) enables real-time adjustment of front and rear stabilizer bars through hydraulic pressure system, therefore ensuring greater pass ability with a longer suspension travel and effectively improving the dynamic stability of the vehicle on bumpy road or. In addition, the Multi-Terrain Select function allows the driver to optimize driving conditions and ensure the best performance by choosing from four types of terrain: mogul, loose rock, rock, mud and sand.
In addition to dominating all-terrain performance, the new GX 400 is equipped with user-friendly configurations that offer drivers a convenient and relaxed driving experience. The Crawl Control system used on the GX 400 automatically controls the engine and brake system to help the vehicle maneuver rough roads and escape from dangerous mud and sand in low speed. The driver only needs to switch to the needed speed by turning the five-speed knob and focus on operating the steering wheel. With the help of the Crawl Control system, the driver no longer needs to worry about operating the accelerator or brake, and thus can easily deal with all kinds of complex terrain conditions and enjoy the full pleasure of cross-country journey. Meanwhile, to prevent vehicle from sliding on steep or slippery surfaces, the GX 400 is also equipped with the Hill-Assist Control (HAC) system, which can stop the vehicle from sliding by automatically locking the four wheels.
The development of all Lexus products is driven by market and consumer demand. The 4.0L V6 DOHC 24-valve with Dual VVT-i engine used in the new GX 400 can produce a maximum power of 202kW at 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 381 Nm at 4,400 rpm, delivering remarkable power and pleasure of conquering. In addition, the combination of 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with ECT and V6 engine make for a smooth transmission and stable vehicle. The new powertrain system delivers a fresh driving experience and the amazing surprise of change for the consumers.
Intelligent configurations, reinforcing safety and convenience
Lexus’ SUV series is favored by consumers for its world-leading technologies. The new GX 400 is no exception, equipped with a wide range of intelligent features. In terms of active safety, the Pre-Collision System (PCS) automatically detects approaching barriers. If the system detects a possible collision, it will alert the driver. If the system decides the collision is inevitable, it will tighten the safety belts of the front seats and automatically activate the brake system to minimize injury. The Active Traction Control (A-TRC) system can effectively enhance the stability of the moving vehicle by distributing the breaking force across the wheels to prevent sliding, especially during acceleration on slippery surfaces. In terms of passive safety, the impact absorbing body structure of the GX 400 can effectively absorb the force of impact to mitigate cabin deformation. Meanwhile, the 10 SRS airbags, including the front and second-row side airbags and the front & rear curtain shield airbags, keep passengers safe and protected.
While ensuring a safe journey, the intelligent features of the GX 400 also provide convenience and comfort for passengers. For example, the Lexus G-BOOK provides 11 intelligent communication services that can be accessed through wireless connection with the data center. The three-zone independent air-conditioning control system enables separate temperature adjustment in the driver's seat, front-row passenger seat and back-row seats, offering a comfortable and refreshing cabin environment for the passengers.
Lexus is committed to earning smiles through high-quality services that surpass customer expectations. The new GX400 will continue to provide the four years/100,000km warranty with free repair and free maintenance services, as well as 24-hour parts delivery, full-year 24-hour roadside assistance, Lexus brand insurance and other customer-oriented services.
The new GX 400 is now available at 86 authorized Lexus dealerships in 60 cities across the country. Lexus cordially invites customers to visit its dealerships to experience the unrivalled performance of the new GX 400 and embark on an amazing journey.