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All-new Lexus GX starts at P7.578 million

Available in five- and seven-seat versions

The Lexus GX is a rather interesting take on a luxury SUV. PHOTO FROM LEXUS

The Lexus GX is an interesting vehicle because it is a luxury SUV that has proper manners when the tarmac runs out. After all, it is the posh version of the Toyota Land Cruiser 250, so the off-road capabilities come with the package. Likely recognizing that some buyers might want to take their rides to the trail, Lexus Philippines is offering the GX in two guises.

The five-seat Overtrail comes into its element on the rough stuff. PHOTOS FROM LEXUS

Those in the market for a proper 4×4 might be interested in the GX550 Overtrail. Just by looking at the 18-inch wheels shod in all-terrain tires, this variant’s purpose is already obvious. Also included are retractable side steps and beefy roof rails so this GX can go overlanding. Interestingly, the Overtrail has seating for just five occupants.

On the other hand, owners can eat highway miles in comfort with the Premier. PHOTOS FROM LEXUS

For customers looking for more luxury and passenger capacity, there’s the GX550 Premier. This one has room for seven and is clearly built for manicured roads with its 22-inch wheels. Audiophiles will appreciate the 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, all while relaxing on plush semi-aniline leather upholstery.

The twin-turbo V6 engine has a meaty torque band. PHOTO FROM LEXUS

Both trim levels have a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine. Performance isn’t in short supply with 349hp and 650Nm. A 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are standard, along with plenty of electronic driver aids courtesy of Lexus Safety Sense 3.0.

The Overtrail is priced at P7,578,000, while the Premier is a little dearer at P8,578,000. More information can be found here or at any authorized Lexus dealership nationwide.

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