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2007 Lexus GX 470 SUV - Overview

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Overview

What's New
For the 2007 model year, the Lexus GX 470 gets an upgraded (optional) navigation system that adds voice activation, an auxiliary input jack for a digital music player, and the (also optional) Mark Levinson premium audio system now plays DVDs as well as other digital formats. Also, when the vehicle's transmission is in "Park," the Levinson system can treat owners to a DVD movie on the navigation system screen. Lastly, the (optional) rear-seat entertainment system now comes with a larger, 9-inch screen.

Overview
Lexus launched its third sport utility vehicle (SUV), the GX 470, in 2002. Slotted between the RX and LX in terms of size, the GX is a large vehicle that seats up to eight occupants and draws its power from a V-8 engine. It also is a vehicle with typical Lexus luxury, including heated leather seats, premium audio, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power moonroof, and much more.

In 2003, the GX was used to launch Lexus' Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), which Lexus calls an industry first. The system features electronically-controlled sway bars that can reduce body sway by as much as 50%, enhancing vehicle on-road handling response and off-highway capability. The KDSS system remains available as a stand-alone option or can be had as part of a Sport Package that includes smoked head- and taillamp bezels, a chrome exhaust tip, special 17-inch wheels, and a roof rack on the outside; Black bird's-eye maple wood trim enhances the interior.

The GX 470 draws its power from a 263-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 engine, yet still qualifies for Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle certification. The GX is a body-on-frame, truck-based SUV with full-time four-wheel drive, a rear self-leveling air suspension, and various advanced technologies to enhance off-road and inclement-weather capabilities. The GX 470 also comes with advanced safety technologies, including dynamic systems such as vehicle stability control and anti-lock brakes, as well as passive systems such as side curtain air bags.The CompetitionThe Lexus GX 470 competes in the Midsize Premium Utility segment, which consists of three models. Buyers in this segment look for quality, comfort, and exterior styling, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Lexus GX 470 (25,454 units sold), Land Rover LR3 (16,930), and Saab 9-7X (5,789). The Lexus GX 470's 25,454 sales in 2006 represent a decrease of 25.9 percent compared to the previous year.

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