NEW FOR 2012:

– Premium is now base trim level; adds semi-aniline leather seat surfaces and heated rear seats
– Xenon headlamps, front and rear clearance, and backup sonar are standard equipment
– Ultra Premium adds cooled console box and unique alloy wheel finish
– Exterior colours: Starlight Black Mica and Fire Agate added

For 2012, the Lexus GX460 drops its base trim level, and is now offered in Premium and Ultra Premium trim. Both add extra features as well.

The GX460 uses a 4.6-litre V8 with six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. It is body-on-frame architecture and includes full-time four-wheel drive with low range and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) for on-road ride and true off-road capability. Seating is three-row. It is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, a model not sold in Canada.

Trim levels are the Premium and Ultra Premium.

Features on the Premium include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, CD/MP3 surround sound stereo, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, eight-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated semi-aniline leather seats, driver’s side memory, 40/20/40 split-folding heated second-row seats, power-folding 50/50 third-row bench seat, auto up/down windows, privacy glass, rearview camera, clearance and backup sensors, electroluminescent gauges, customizable multi-information display, simulated woodgrain trim, cargo cover, keyless entry with pushbutton start, garage door opener, all-season floor mats, roof rails, power sunroof, trailer wiring harness, illuminated running boards, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing wipers, windshield wiper de-icer, rear wiper/washer, automatic auto-levelling adaptive xenon headlamps, LED taillights, fog lamps, rear seat side airbags, front tow hook, and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Ultra Premium adds three-zone automatic climate control, automatic air recirculation control system, 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio, voice-activated navigation system, automatic high beam feature, power-folding auto-dimming rearview mirrors, cooled console box, wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and African Bubinga wood trim.

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