Lexus GX to go unibody, gain turbo power?
By admin - Fri Jun 01, 5:52 am | 0 Comments | 0 views
Add one more to endangered list. Number of the traditional SUVs of body-on-frame are dwindling as the manufacturers are replacing them along with crossovers, which is direction that Lexus GX 460 is going to. It is said that GX will probably get supplanted by unibody, 3-row cross over at end of the current life cycle.
Toyota brought in current Lexus GX in the year 2010, at same time and also redesigned 4Runner, for which Lexus model is now based on. If GX is shifted to uni body platform, which could mean Toyota will do some similar with 4Runner, or 2 vehicles might diverge & GX may assume underpinnings of some other model.
This is just speculation, but Toyota may shift GX to Highlander platform that is shared currently along with Lexus RX. Since RX isn’t available in 3-row model, this move will allow GX to retain the third row as differentiators with out upsetting successful formula of RX, which is best-seller of Lexus.
Irrespective of what Toyota wants to do along with GX & 4Runner, it is said that this company is investigating use of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engines in the products of Lexus. Since Toyota has already 1 of best engines in world in the 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 which sits under hood of most of the models of Lexus, we would not expect this brand to get a turbo 4 any time soon, at least not for their volume products.