We got our first teasers of the Lexus TX and GX in May, so we knew the two SUVs would be coming soon. Now we have an official reveal date we can share: June 8. We can also tell you we’ll be on hand to see the reveal in person. Stories and social media will go live starting at 8 p.m. on the 8th, so be sure to follow the #LexusGX and #LexusTX hashtags for live updates.
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.
The Lexus TX, presumably a 2024 model, will be based on the Toyota Grand Highlander, which means it should be a three-row SUV with some decent third-row legroom. If the Grand Highlander is anything to go by, here’s what we expect from TX.
Though Lexus has shared zero details, it’s safe to assume we’ll see a version of the pinched spindle grille on the TX, and some high-end materials and details on the interior. We’ll also see front- and all-wheel-drive options.
In addition to usable adult legroom in the third row, the GH gets nearly 100 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats folded flat, so expect to see something similar on the TX.
In terms of powertrains, it’s reasonable to expect the TX to get some – if not all – of the engines we see in Grand Highlander. At the very least, we’d expect to see a base 2.4-liter turbo gas engine and at least one of the hybrid powertrains, likely the high-output “Hybrid Max.”
We’ve waited a long time for something like the TX, and the GX redesign is long overdue. We’re anxious to see these two new SUVs IRL, and we’ll share the deets when we get them.