2021 Lexus GX 460 receives updated kit list in the US

The Lexus GX has been updated for the 2021 model year in the United States, with new features being added to the three-row SUV, which otherwise keeps the same looks and powertrain as before.

The line-up remains the same as before, starting with the base GX 460, followed by the GX 460 Premium and GX 460 Luxury. All three are powered by a 4.6 litre V8 that delivers 305 PS (301 hp) and 446 Nm of torque, with drive sent through a six-speed automatic and four-wheel drive system with low range and a limited-slip, locking centre differential.

New for the GX is Amazon Alexa compatibility and acoustic front side glass on all trim levels. Lexus has also introduced a new Premium Plus package, which adds items such as a navigation system, a 17-speaker, 330-watt Mark Levinson premium sound system, third-row powered seats. Meanwhile, a heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel and 18-inch silver wheels are also available with the Premium and Premium Plus packages.

The SUV’s utilitarian nature is also left unchanged, with a towing capacity of 2,948 kg and Trailer Sway Control, while systems such as Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) help out when tackling rough terrain.

On the range-topping Luxury, there’s still the Off-Road Package from last year, which includes Crawl Control, Panoramic View, a transmission cooler, a fuel tank protector and Multi-Terrain Select drive modes.

The Lexus Safety System+ suite also comes standard on the entire 2021 Lexus vehicle range, including the GX, with systems like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.