Filling a new gap in its lineup, Lexus will soon give the brand a real competitor in the three-row SUV segment with the 2024 Lexus TX.
When Lexus unveiled the 2023 RX, many wondered what happened to the “L” version, aka the cramped third-row model. Well, now we know. The 2024 Lexus TX will be the three-row SUV luxury buyers have been looking for on the market.
We expect the 2024 Lexus TX to be a longer version of the redesigned RX with a unibody construction. It will also share the same underpinnings as the upcoming Toyota Grand Highlander.
Outside, Lexus designers will give it some styling cues to differentiate it from the RX, but on the inside, we expect the TX to be identical to the RX — except for that third-row.
It will also feature the larger touchscreen, the new Lexus infotainment software, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless charging, a variety of USB plugins and a slew of standard safety technology.
Plus, there should be several trims with different materials and unique styling cues to choose from. There might even be a Lexus F-Sport performance trim version similar to the ultra-luxury body-on-frame Lexus LX with its 6 second 0-to-60-MPH time.
Under the hood, our hope is Lexus keep the TX engine lineup simple — the refreshed RX has way too many options. Lexus should offer a hybrid, a non-hybrid and then a plug-in hybrid coming in the future.
The big question will be in the rear in terms of storage options. Toyota just threw everyone a curve ball with the Sequoia rear-storage tiered system, and one does wonder if Lexus will follow that route or opt for a more flat-loading floor. TBD on that aspect.
According to Automotive News, the current expectation is it will appear late in 2023 as a 2024 model.
With the supply shortages and Toyota announcing a production cutback, we could see the Lexus TX pushed back a few months.
This vehicle will likely carry a $50k entry price point similar to the rival Infiniti QX60 with top tier models crossing the $70k mark.
The market for luxury three-row SUVs is growing and automakers are trying to build a vehicle for a variety of customers. Lexus fans know they haven’t had a truly good midsize three-row SUV competitor for a while, and the Lexus TX should be a very welcome addition to the lineup.