The Lexus GX entered the scene as a 2003 model. It was redesigned in 2010, and then – nothing. Now, Lexus has announced a new model is coming. Finally.
The only details we have on the 2024 GX come from a pair of teaser images, and yeah, that means we have zero solid information.
But we can make some educated guesses on what to expect.
The Lexus GX is kind of an odd duck in the Lexus lineup. It’s a three-row vehicle with some luxury touches, but it’s more rugged and off-road-ready than any other vehicle in the Lexus lineup. It has an available off-road package that includes crawl control and a multi-terrain mode selector. It also comes equipped with a full-time four-wheel-drive system, a two-speed transfer case and limited-slip, locking center differential.
The only powertrain is a 4.7-liter V-8 that delivers 301 horsepower and 329 pound-feet of torque.
Think of it as the luxury version of a Toyota 4Runner – which also happened to get its last redesign in 2010 – with off-road capability in a smaller wheelbase.
Globally, the GX is built on the it’s built on the Land Cruiser Prado platform.
The Toyota and Lexus groups seem to be hybridizing all the things. Thus, we think it’s safe to say the V-8 in the GX will be retired – just like it was retired in the Toyota Tundra. GX has traditionally had a single powertrain, so we don’t expect multiple options on the 2024 model. We wouldn’t be surprised if it goes hybrid-only and gets the same top-tier i-Force Max hybrid system we see in the new Tundra. That’s a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 mated to a 48-horsepower electric motor with a combined output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.
Outside of that, expect a freshened exterior design that’s still kind of boxy with some high-end luxury finishes inside. We’ll see some of the new Lexus design cues – like the spelled out Lexus wording on the rear and standard LED headlights – as well as possibly the touch pad digital door handles we see on the RX. You’ll also see the new Lexus infotainment system and a larger touchscreen. But, please, Lexus, just say no to the dual info screen we see on the new LX.
And judging by the muddy splooshes on the teaser images, this new Lexus GX will be just as – if not more – capable than the outgoing model.
Outside of that, we have no more guesses to give – other than the fact we think we’ll be seeing actual details very soon. The one question we have that we doubt the folks at Lexus will answer for us: If the GX is all-new for 2024, will the 4Runner get redesigned (finally) as well?
Hey Jill, thanks for the article. Just a quick comment: the GX is not built on the same platform as the 4Runner, it’s built on the same platform as the Euro and Australian model Land Cruiser Prado. Similar, but significantly different in dimensions and weight.
That’s my error. I keep thinking of the GX as a luxury version of a 4Runner.