November 17, 2004
2005 Lexus GX 470 gets more power
Toronto – Introduced to the Canadian market less than a year ago, the Lexus GX 470 luxury SUV has received a power increase thanks to significant enhancements to its V8 that augment both the GX 470’s all-terrain capability and its on-road performance.
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New Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i) technology optimizes valve overlap throughout the engine’s speed range to boost torque and improve fuel economy while reducing exhaust emissions. A two-stage Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) improves engine performance in all speed ranges by tuning the intake manifold length according to engine operating conditions. A higher compression ratio further improves combustion. The result is that the 4.7-litre engine now produces 275 horsepower (up from 235 hp) and 330 lb/ft of torque (an increase of 10 lb/ft). The engine also meets Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) standards.
The new, more powerful 2005 GX 470 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $67,700. Models equipped with the Ultra Premium package have an MSRP of $74,000