Toyota Prado Not Caught in Lexus GX 460 Sales Freeze
According to Toyota Australia spokesman Mike Breen, speaking for GoAuto, the rollover issue in a lift-off oversteer situation is specific to the V8 engine, which interacts differently with with the vehicle stability control (VSC) system found in the GX 460.
"We obviously don’t sell that model here, so it doesn’t affect us,” Breen was quoted as saying by the source. “From what I understand, the article went to great lengths to explain that the 4Runner that they sell in the United States with the V6 engine is based on the Prado platform as well and there are no issues with the V6 4Runner there, so there are no issues with the Prado here."
As you already know about now, Consumer Reports magazine announced it had found problems with the Lexus GX 460 during a handling test, discovering that the car is prone to rollover. It recommended buyers to stay away from the model.
“We have had no enquiries or any concerns from customers about that issue, and that’s obviously how we pick it up – and we’ve sold quite a few thousand since we launched it," Breen added.
“No customers have complained about the VSC coming in too late, or any concerns with the VSC’s operation as far as timing is concerned.”